5 Important Benefits of Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is a cornerstone of a healthy pregnancy, labor, and baby. Why? Because throughout your pregnancy, prenatal checkups are used to ensure both you and your baby are progressing as you should. It provides the opportunity for you to get answers to your...

5 Common Questions About Midwives and Midwifery Care

Here at Overlake OB/GYN we are proud to offer well-rounded care to our patients and this includes a staff of compassionate and dedicated midwives. Years ago, midwives were a normal attendance at virtually every birth in cultures all over the world. The industrial...

Risks of an Induced Labor

It may seem like induced labors are “the new thing,” but that’s not necessarily a good thing. In fact, the best labor and deliveries are the ones that begin naturally, and spontaneously because the baby is ready. Induced labors carry higher risks for both mother and...

Episiotomy Care after Childbirth

If your doctor or midwife performed an episiotomy during childbirth, you’ll need extra postpartum care to facilitate healing and minimize discomfort or pain. Episiotomies result in a minor incision to the vagina, widening the opening to prevent severe perineum tears....

Things to Consider When Creating a Birth Plan

You know what they say about “best laid plans…”. That being said, plans are still a good idea. You might not stick to one – nature or other forces may have their way with your plan – but the act of creating the plan is often the most important of the...