Obstetrics is the field of medicine focused on caring for pregnant women and their unborn babies, assisting women through labor and delivery, and providing immediate care for mothers after childbirth. An obstetrician is a women’s health provider who specializes in this area of medicine. At the UK Women’s Health OB-GYN program, our obstetricians offer compassionate and comprehensive care for pregnant women and their babies. Obstetrical care is available at offices and clinics throughout Lexington and the surrounding communities, as well as at our Midwife Clinic.
At UK HealthCare, pregnancy and childbirth services include:
- Childbirth education classes that offer guidance and support to expecting parents
- Prenatal care, which offers mother-to-be care and guidance from conception until after delivery
- Labor and delivery in the UK Birthing Center, the leading facility for high-risk pregnancies in the Commonwealth
- Postpartum care, the care available to a mother in the hospital and in an outpatient setting after the baby is delivered
Why Choose UK HealthCare for Obstetric Care?
UK HealthCare has been named the best hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass region by U.S. News & World Report for the past five years. UK Health Albert B. Chandler, home to the UK Birthing Center, was also named as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Health Review in 2018. More than 150 of our physicians have also been named some of the Best Doctors in America as decided by impartial peer review, and only 4% of physicians receive this prestigious honor.