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I take care of patients for regular, routine, preventive health care visits — the annual pap smears, checking in about birth control needs, STD [sexually transmitted disease] screening. And then we also will oftentimes see patients for more difficult gynecologic conditions.
In gynecology we have the traditional, open surgical techniques. We also have more minimally invasive surgery, which we all are trained in. If a patient maybe is not quite ready for surgery, or we can manage them without doing surgery, quite often those are preferred options for them.
We always encourage partners to come to prenatal visits, and hopefully they’re there throughout the birth process. We typically have educational objectives that we have throughout the pregnancy — so in the first trimester, talking to them about what’s happening with the pregnancy, how it’s developing. And then as we get closer to delivery, we’re also talking to them about breastfeeding, about birth control needs afterwards, about pain management in labor. So each visit’s a little bit different.
I find it’s a real privilege to get to take people through all of these different experiences and really support them along the way.