Pregnancy Care (Obstetrics)
Pregnancy Care, also known as Obstetrics is medical care for pregnant women and their unborn children that includes the time from conception through delivery. Obstetricians (also known as OB doctors) also care for new mothers during the post-partum period and follow up with them to make sure they’re doing well after the birth of their babies. The obstetric measures we report include the percentage of Cesarean deliveries, the percentage of vaginal deliveries, and injuries to the mother during delivery.
We strive to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients. In an effort to reach our goal of Exceptional Care, we collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we’re doing that is working and where we might need to improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.
The obstetrics quality measures are grouped under the following categories.
Reducing cesarean sections (Leapfrog Group)
Reducing early elective deliveries (Leapfrog Group)
Newborns whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary
Maternity care processes
How prepared you felt for your baby's discharge
How well your baby's physician included you in decisions about your baby's care
Nurses' encouragement of your participation in your baby's care
Nurses' support of mother's efforts to breastfeed (if applicable)
Overall rating of care given to your baby
Parent satisfaction: likelihood to recommend the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Privacy available at your baby's bedside
Unexpected complications in newborns