Obstetrics & Gynecology - Hospital Care

Our board-certified obstetrician hospitalists complement the care provided by your established OB/GYN and work exclusively within the hospital setting, primarily attending to labor and delivery.

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Hospital Care Overview

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hospital Care provides a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of women during childbirth. Our specialized physicians are trained to provide high-quality care for women who have been admitted to the hospital and are in labor.
The close affiliation of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hospital Care and Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology enhances the delivery of care for new mothers by offering expanded access to physicians at any time of day or night.

Knowledgeable and trustworthy, our physicians and staff work together to support women throughout the process of labor and childbirth. These highly trained professionals are equipped to handle various surgical procedures, such as cesarean sections, hysterectomies and minimally invasive surgeries, should they be necessary.

Collaborating with Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology significantly enhances delivery in several ways:

  • Granting 24-hour access to medical care
  • Increasing expertise and continuity of care
  • Providing an innovative care model for accessible, comprehensive care

What is a laborist, and what is their role in obstetric care?

Laborists are board-certified obstetricians who work exclusively within the hospital setting, primarily attending to labor and delivery. Their role is to provide 24/7 coverage, ensuring that an experienced obstetrician is always available to manage labor, emergencies and complications, even if a patient’s primary OB/GYN is unavailable.

Do I need to choose between a laborist and my regular OB/GYN?

No, you don’t have to choose. Laborists complement the care provided by your regular OB/GYN. They step in when needed, especially in emergencies or when your primary OB/GYN is unavailable. Your established OB/GYN remains your primary health care provider for prenatal care and postpartum follow-ups.

What are the benefits of having a laborist on staff?

Laborists enhance patient safety by ensuring immediate access to specialized care during labor and delivery. They can expedite decision-making in critical situations and provide a higher level of expertise when needed, reducing the risk of complications and improving outcomes for both mother and baby.

D. Keith Sanford, MD
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