Memorial Healthcare is proud to offer complete obstetrics and gynecology care for patients in Owosso, Michigan, and the surrounding area. As a patient-centered medical home, the specialists at Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN partner with primary care physicians to provide continuous, coordinated care for patients of all ages. Memorial Healthcare is located in Owosso and serves patients throughout the state of Michigan.

Our Family Birth Place

Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN works closely in partnership with the Memorial Family Birth Place for hospital-based labor and delivery care. At Memorial’s Family Birth Place, our Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (LDR) units blend state-of-the-art technology and the warmth of a home-like atmosphere to provide a comfortable, safe environment for one of the most exhilarating experiences in a family’s life. With nearly 600 babies born yearly, the Family Birth Place encourages mothers along the way, invites dads or support persons to share the experience, and promotes education. A wide variety of prenatal classes are provided by a talented team of labor and delivery nurses.

National Recognition

We’re excited to announce that we have once again been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care ratings, offering expecting families options for seeking high-quality care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

Memorial Healthcare has also been granted the new designation for Maternity Care Access from U.S. News & World Report. Maternity Care Access Hospitals serve a community that depends on it for access to essential maternity care services. They are more critical than ever as a growing number of communities in the U.S. lack this type of care, increasing the number of maternity care deserts. Of the 680 hospitals reporting, Memorial Healthcare is among the top six percent in maternity care.

OB/GYN Services at Memorial Healthcare

The obstetrics and gynecology providers at Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN offer comprehensive health care for adolescent and adult women of all ages. Available services and treatments include:

  • Women’s health and wellness exams (annual and preventative)
  • Birth control consultations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Colposcopy procedures
  • HPV vaccination
  • Incontinence consultation and surgery
  • Intrauterine (IUD) insertion and removal
  • Menopause management
  • NEXPLANON implant insertion and removal
  • Pap smear testing
  • Pelvic floor and prolapse consultation and surgery
  • Preconception and infertility consultation
  • Prenatal care and delivery
  • Teen Health

Prenatal Classes

Please click here for a listing of our 2023 prenatal education classes, including tours! Classes are currently FREE, thanks to a Michigan Health Endowment Grant!

What Is the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology?

Obstetrics and gynecology are two medical specialties that focus on the female reproductive system. An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients during pregnancy and delivering babies. They also provide post-partum care after a patient gives birth. Obstetricians diagnose and treat medical conditions that can occur during pregnancy and perform surgeries related to delivery, such as Cesarean sections.

In contrast, a gynecologist focuses on the overall reproductive system and treats female patients at each stage of life. Gynecologists perform health screenings such as pelvic exams, pap smears, and breast exams. They treat conditions that affect the reproductive system, provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and can prescribe contraceptives. They may perform procedures including:

  • Hysterectomy: This surgical procedure removes the uterus, sometimes to treat cervical or uterine cancer.
  • Uterine biopsy: In this procedure, a doctor takes a small sample of uterine cells for testing.
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG): This X-ray test uses dye to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes.
  • Pelvic ultrasound: This imaging test uses sound waves to capture an image of the uterus.
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C): This minimally invasive surgical procedure removes tissue inside the uterus. A D&C may be required after a patient has had a miscarriage or terminated a pregnancy or if the patient needs to have uterine polyps or fibroids removed.
  • Tubal ligation: This is a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to prevent pregnancy permanently.

Women’s healthcare providers often study the two specialties of obstetrics and gynecology together. Obstetrics and gynecology are often shortened to OB/GYN, and these providers may focus on sub-specialties within their field, such as:

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Complex family planning

OB/GYN physicians receive extensive training throughout four years of medical school and three to seven years of internship and residency.

Questions About Obstetrics And Gynecology?

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Owosso, MI 48867

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St. Johns, MI 48879

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