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Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Obstetric and Gynecology services, located on the third floor at Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital provide quality, safe and appropriate health care to all referred Active Duty Military, Retirees and their dependents.

Our Obstetric services include evidence-based prenatal care, management of routine and high risk pregnancies, antepartum fetal testing, obstetrical ultrasound and prenatal genetic screening. After completion of new OB registration, all expectant families can begin the journey to parenthood through education and focused visits with their doctor. You will receive a goal oriented guide to prenatal care once you begin your prenatal visits. A routine ultrasound will be scheduled for you in the radiology department, usually between 18-20 weeks of your pregnancy. Your spouse/birth partner may attend this exciting appointment with you. The stork parking, patient shuttle, curbside discharge, and steak or chicken cordon bleu dinner following your delivery are services bound to make your encounter a pleasant one.

Please see bulletin from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) concerning Ultrasounds in Pregnancy

Our compassionate staff and comfortable birthing rooms make your delivery a memorable experience. Anesthesia services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After you have delivered, you will be moved to the Woman Infant Care Unit where you and your spouse/birthing partner will begin the bonding process with your new baby. Siblings are encouraged to visit. To help you celebrate your new arrival, you can even order a special chicken cordon bleu or steak dinner! Our state of the art Infant Security System provides peace of mind about your infant's safety and our Nurse Call System ensures prompt attention to your needs during your stay with us.

A representative from the First Steps Program will visit you once you have settled into your room. First Steps supplies gifts as well as educational materials and support to your family. They offer breastfeeding support after discharge from the hospital. First Steps is also available by phone or visit to give personal attention to your needs and questions. Birth Certificate registration is another bedside option available. Further details are discussed in the "Hospital Services" section of this book.

There are numerous community health classes to include expectant parent skills, breast-feeding services and a car seat class. Our staffs in the Obstetrics Clinic, Labor and Delivery unit and Woman Infant Care Unit are uniquely trained to assist our soldiers and their families with the special needs of the military family.

Pregnant soldiers and family members who are assigned to the Family Medicine Clinic will be scheduled for new OB registration through their primary care provider. Space permitting, you will continue to receive routine obstetrical care through your assigned provider. Family Medicine providers care for patients with normal pregnancies. If it is determined that a patient may have a potentially complicated pregnancy, their care will be transferred to the Obstetric and Gynecology Clinic. If you are pregnant and not assigned to the Family Medicine Clinic, you may call directly to enroll for prenatal care once you have a positive blood pregnancy test. Your first visit will be scheduled with a nurse around the 8th week of your pregnancy. Please call 762-408-CARE (2273) for obstetric appointments. Our Obstetric and Gynecology Clinic is located on the third floor of the hospital. The clinic hours are 0835 - 1530, Monday - Friday. After hour emergent care is available in the emergency room for pregnant patients less than 20 weeks pregnant. Pregnant patients at 20 weeks or more may call or visit Labor and Delivery after hours at 762-408-5077/5078/5079.

Our "One Family Place" video is an excellent resource for all expectant patients. It provides further detail on all of the obstetric serivces available at the hospital.

Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning also provides full gynecology services for all referred female patients of all ages. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services to include routine well woman exams, family planning and pre-conception counseling, infertility evaluation, evaluation and treatment of abnormal PAP smears, STD counseling and treatment and gynecologic consults for many women's health issue. Appointments for gynecologic services are available by consult from your primary care provider (PCM). We will contact you to schedule an appointment after we receive your consult. You may call 762-408-CARE and select option #2 to check on the status of your consult 24 hours a day. Further information is available in the "Access to Care" and "Appointment Procedures" sections of this book.

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