Obstetricians specialize in the field of women’s reproductive health, with regard to the management of pregnancy, labor and birth. OB-GYNs offer a number of services such as prenatal care, labor and birth care, infertility diagnosis and management, menopause management, counselling on contraception, STI treatment and management, annual gynecological and breast examinations and pap tests, among other services relating to women’s reproductive health. OB-GYN’s are highly skilled at handling high risk pregnancies and can perform surgeries such as cesarean births. They are licensed, highly regulated and often, board certified providers. They receive specialized training in order to manage complications such as placenta previa or preeclampsia. OB-GYN’s usually have access to sophisticated medical technology. While there is a high cost for prenatal care and birth, most health insurance plans cover the fees for prenatal visits and hospital deliveries.
We encourage you to use our map of Obstetric Providers in Rhode Island, as an additional resource to help you find a best-fit provider for your child.