Yes, patients can and should interview obstetricians to find a doctor who they feel is a fit for their pregnancy needs. When calling to schedule the appointment, patients simply state that they are trying to find an obstetrician. They should also ask the receptionist what kind of appointment would allow them to share their pregnancy goals and learn more about how the obstetrician can support them.
Pali Women's Health Center recommends that patients come in for confirmation of pregnancy at 6-8 weeks from their last menstrual period date. Most pregnant women begin prenatal care at 10-12 weeks gestation. However, women who are unsure of gestational age, women who are at high risk of complications, or women who have signs and symptoms of complications may need to begin prenatal care earlier. Patients should reach out to their obstetrician early to plan the right time for their first prenatal appointment.
The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” The team of all female doctors at PWHC will be with you every step of the way to support whatever childbirth plan you choose. If you wish to deliver your baby naturally, we will provide the medical resources necessary to ensure a safe delivery.
Pali Women’s Health Center partners with the Vera Zilber Birth Center at Castle Medical Center. Birthing suites at the Castle include relaxing Jacuzzi tubs and calming views of the Ko‘olau Range. Patients are encouraged to tour the facility in advance.
Because home births aren’t recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, they are not supported by the staff at Pali Women’s Health Center. It’s always safest to deliver in a qualified medical facility to ensure that emergency assistance is available in the case of unplanned complications. Pali Women’s Health Center will not accept patients planning a home birth as it puts the mother and baby at risk and compromises the professional standards of the facility and its staff.
Yes, Lamaze classes are hosted by Pali Women’s Health Center on Friday nights, with the following topics covered:
Classes are taught by Nicia Platt, LCCE (Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator). A military spouse, birth educator, and author of numerous childbirth articles in Hawaii Parent magazine, Platt is excited to teach couples the good news about childbirth in a positive, relaxing environment.
To register, please call the office staff at Pali Women’s Health Center.
We accept most insurances. Please call the office for any questions regarding insurance!
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