At Women Partners in Health in Austin, Patient Education Is Our Top Priority
An essential part of women-centered care is making sure that our patients have the tools they need to be proactive advocates for their health. Your ObGyn is here not only to provide the highest quality care, but also to make sure that you have all the resources you need to keep informed about women’s health and healthcare choices.
What Should I Expect from My First ObGyn Visit?
At Women Partners in Health, we know that visiting an ObGyn for your women’s health needs can feel intimidating in the beginning. We do everything we can to make you feel comfortable, safe and reassured in our Austin ObGyn office. We encourage you to refer to the Healthfact sheet from ACOG that explains what to expect from your first gynecological visit. Please feel free to ask our friendly staff any questions you might have about what to expect when you schedule your ObGyn visit.
What Forms Will I Need to Fill Out?
When you speak with one of our friendly appointment schedulers at Women Partners in Health, they’ll let you know which forms you’ll need to prepare for your ObGyn visit. You can either submit patient forms prior to your appointment or bring the completed forms on your appointment day.
- Health History Questionnaire
- Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
- Confirmation of Pregnancy Questionnaire
- Gynecological Annual Update Form
- Release of Records Form
Access our patient forms here>>
Contraception: What’s the Best Option?
Sometimes having so many choices can be confusing or overwhelming. Our ObGyns always take time during your visit to discuss which options might be the best match for you. We provide a fact sheet about contraceptive choices for you to review to get familiar with the most common methods.
I Need Direction on My Path to Pregnancy.
For some couples, pregnancy happens without much effort; for others, there are more challenges and the process can be frustrating. Women Partners in Health has extensive experience advising couples on infertility issues. After a thorough evaluation, your ObGyn will develop a specialized plan that meets your needs. One of our valued resources for patient education is the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s fertility website. Here you will find many links to fertility topics that can help you understand the pregnancy journey.
I’m Pregnant – What’s Next?
Getting pregnant is the first step – next comes taking care of mother and baby’s health along the way. Women Partners in Health prepared a Pregnancy Resource Manual for expecting mothers to provide them with much of the information they need throughout pregnancy. It’s also useful for our pregnant patients to look at the Prenatal Visit Schedule so they know what to expect from their prenatal appointments for the next nine months.
Preparing for Parenthood with Your ObGyn
Expecting parents often want more information about pregnancy, childbirth and taking care of baby. For this reason, Women Partners in Health offers several classes to our Austin patients to help them prepare for their new addition. Classes are also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other expecting parents in the Austin area.
- Baby Care Basics
- Comprehensive Childbirth Classes
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Refresher Childbirth
- Early Pregnancy Classes
- Methods for Easing Labor
When Birth Day Is Coming …
All Women Partners in Health deliveries are performed at Seton Medical Center in Austin. You are required to pre-register with the Seton Admissions office prior to your delivery. Don’t worry: We will provide a pre-admission form in the middle of your pregnancy for this purpose. When your completed form is received by Seton Medical Center, they will contact your insurance company regarding hospital coverage. The hospital will bill you separately for the room and any other charges associated with the delivery. Any questions regarding your hospital bills should be directed to Seton Medical Center. More information about Seton can be found here>>
Menopause Treatment and Care at Women Partners in Health
There are many chapters to a woman’s life. During menopause, women have special needs for care and education to best understand and manage this big transition. Your ObGyn will work with you to discuss all of the latest menopause symptom treatment strategies. You may find it helpful to read this menopause fact sheet before your ObGyn appointment to start thinking of the questions you’d like to ask your physician.
At Women Partners in Health we think of our patients as true partners in healthcare – education and information greatly strengthens this partnership. Please contact us to schedule an appointment with an Austin ObGyn to discuss your questions. Let us know if there are any other educational resources that would be helpful to you.