We provide a wide range of services to promote and protect the health of our female patients. Our medical group includes board certified OB/Gyns and a team of certified nurse midwives who are highly qualified to care for all women’s health care needs. We provide gynecological care, breast exams, immunizations, prenatal care, sexually transmitted infection treatment for women as well as their partner, menopause care, birth control, and advanced gynecological surgeries including care for women who have undergone female circumcision. Comprehensive prenatal care is also provided for low and high-risk pregnancies.
Currently, we see OB/Gyn patients at the Women’s Health Center in downtown LA, the USC-Eisner Residency, Panorama City and Van Nuys clinics.
Certified Nurse-Midwifery Program
We have licensed certified nurse-midwives with extensive experience caring for pregnant women. An example of the unique support women can expect is for VBAC –Vaginal Birth After having a Cesarean. Eisner’s low cesarean rate of 10% compared to the national rate of 33% attests to the great support for a natural childbirth experience provided by our Certified Nurse Midwives. The Nurse Midwifery Program at Eisner also provides hydrotherapy in labor for eligible clients.
This national model of prenatal care offers patient centered care in which pregnant women have the opportunity to participate in group prenatal care alongside a unique group of women with due dates in the same month. The group of 8 to 10 pregnant women, led by a certified nurse midwife, complete prenatal examinations, participate in a facilitated discussion, and develop a support network. After the birth of the babies the group meets for a reunion and to share their stories.
Prenatal Education Program
Our health education specialists offer monthly classes on topics including nutrition, prenatal care, exercise, breastfeeding, baby care, childbirth preparation, postpartum care, car seat safety and family planning. Participants receive a supply of diapers at the completion of five classes and then a stroller after completing 10 classes.
High Risk Clinic
If there is a medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, a pregnancy with twins, or if there is a medical history that requires special attention, the specialized team monitors the pregnancy to increase the likelihood of a safe delivery and healthy mother.
Monthly Baby Shower
Each month, we host a baby shower for patients where we review a variety of services which are available to them and their newborns. Our patients participate in various games in order to win gifts for their baby. We provide the patients with a catered lunch. The gifts are made possible by our generous sponsor, the Good+ foundation.
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
This program consists of individual visits with a health worker for special support during pregnancy. These health workers assist with referrals to dental care, assistance with insurance issues, and case managers for social support as well as other services as needed.
Family Planning Services
Education and counseling on a variety of birth control methods is available to help plan and prevent pregnancy. These methods include: subdermal implant, IUDs and female sterilization. Tubal Ligation and Essure sterilization procedures, where this last one is performed in office or at the hospital.
Assistance applying for medical insurance coverage through MediCal, Covered California and FPACT.
Individual nutrition advice from a Registered Dietician is available as needed for discussions around a healthy weight, glucose control management and other conditions.
In addition to the breastfeeding classes, Lactation Educators and a Lactation Consultant are available for individual breastfeeding support for patients.
Labor & Delivery Service
The OB panel of Obstetricians and Nurse Midwives provide 24/7 coverage for all hospital births at California Hospital Medical Center and the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.
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