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, menopause care, birth control, sexually transmitted infection treatment for women as well as their partner, 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 the downtown LA, Eisner Health Family Medicine Center at California Hospital, 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. Led by a certified nurse-midwife, the group of 8 to 10 pregnant women complete prenatal examinations, participate in a facilitated discussion, and develop a support network. After the birth of their babies the group meets for a reunion and shares 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 after completing five classes and a stroller after completing 10.
High Risk Clinic
A specialized team monitors a pregnancy when the mother has a medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, a pregnancy with twins, or if there is a medical history that requires special attention. Their expertise increases 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 receive a catered lunch, participate in various games, and win gifts for their baby. 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, case managers for social support, help with insurance issues, and other services as needed.
Family Planning Services
Education and counseling on a variety of birth control methods are available to help plan and prevent pregnancy. These methods include: subdermal implant, IUDs, and Tubal Ligation and Essure sterilization procedures.
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.