Choosing a Prenatal Care Provider

Your Physician

Choosing a physician is an important personal decision and getting proper prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy and delivery. You probably have a vision of the birth experience you wish to have and you should find a provider who closely matches that vision. Here are a few questions that you can ask in order to help you make a more informed decision.

  • At which hospital do you deliver babies?
  • What type of health insurances do you accept?
  • Will you or one of your associates deliver my baby?
  • What is your philosophy on labor pain control?
  • If I have a problem, whom should I call after hours?
  • What obstetrical training have you had?
  • How long have you been practicing?
  • What are your hours?
  • Where is your office(s) located?
  • What is your practice philosophy?

Physicians Delivering at Memorial Birthing Center

Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc.
Heartland Women’s Healthcare
Murphysboro Health Center
New Horizons Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rea Clinic
Rural Health, Inc.
Shawnee Women’s Health
Southern Illinois Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates