Complex Family Planning

We provide family planning services, educational programs about contraception and prevention, access to contraception, and counseling to prevent unplanned pregnancies.  Our physicians have the expertise to help women with existing medical problems, evaluate contraceptive options and determine whether contraception can be used to alleviate problems such as heavy menstrual bleeding and menstrual pain. Our experts also manage miscarriages and induced abortions with surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Family Planning specialists work in conjunction with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine experts to manage pregnancies diagnosed with fetal anomalies or pregnancies that develop second-trimester.

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University Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Early Pregnancy Management & Contraceptive Management Services

Finding the right birth control, and accessing it, can be a challenge for some women. We make it easier for you to get the contraceptive care you need. We offer a wide range of services which include:

Consultations for complex needs

For certain women, pregnancy can pose significant risks, especially if they have specific medical conditions. Our team provides expert advice on safe and efficient contraceptive options that prioritize your health. Collaborating with your medical professionals, we tailor a birth control plan that ensures safety and meets your individual requirements.

Consultations for complex needs

Abortion services

We offer compassionate care for all women who need to end their pregnancies. We’re experts in treating women who have medical conditions that make abortions complicated. Previous multiple cesarean sections, obesity or health problems can make an outpatient termination procedure too risky. We work with obstetric anesthesiologists to ensure a safe procedure.

Contraception options counseling

There are many forms of contraception, so it can be hard to choose the right one. Our team considers your personal preferences and medical history to help you choose a method that is right for you. We provide all FDA approved birth control methods. This includes birth control pills, birth control patch, birth control ring, injectables, intrauterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants, and barrier methods.

Insertion/removal of IUDs and contraceptive implants

We offer long-acting, reversible contraception, such as IUDs and implants. After insertion, you don’t have to think about birth control for several years.  And when it is time for removal, the team has the expertise to handle it safely.   

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Emergency contraception

If you’re at risk for an unintended pregnancy, we can prescribe medications or insert a copper IUD (Paragard®). These emergency contraceptives interfere with conception. Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy after intercourse has occurred. Medications or an IUD can be used for emergency contraception, and your provider can help you choose which method is right for you. The emergency contraceptive Plan B is available over the counter, but your provider can help you decide if this is the best option for you. You should take a pregnancy test if you do not see your period within 3 weeks of taking an emergency contraception pill.

Permanent birth control

We perform tubal ligations for women who don’t want children or don’t plan to have more children. This surgical procedure cuts or closes the fallopian tubes to prevent conception.

Early Pregnancy Care

It can take several weeks to see an OB-GYN after an at-home pregnancy test shows that you’re expecting. To bridge this gap in care, we offer:

Diagnostic tests: Some bleeding or cramping early in a pregnancy isn’t always cause for concern. We perform ultrasounds to rule out problems. Tests also help us diagnose miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies (pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus). If there’s a problem, we can help with the next step.

Pregnancy counseling: If you’re uncertain about the pregnancy, we help you think through your options. We can connect you with adoption agencies. We also perform procedures to terminate a pregnancy (abortion).

Prenatal care plan: We perform your first prenatal checkup, including a pelvic exam. This exam helps us detect problems like high blood pressure early. We also start you on prenatal vitamins and discuss lifestyle changes to promote a healthy pregnancy.

Care for Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss is difficult, regardless of the reason. When possible, we provide all pregnancy loss services — from diagnostics to treatment to contraceptives — in one visit. You can start the healing process sooner.

A doctor and patient discussing options

For women experiencing a miscarriage, nonviable pregnancy or pregnancy termination, we offer:

Nonsurgical miscarriage management

You may choose to let your body end the pregnancy naturally or with the aid of medication. We monitor your health throughout the process.

Surgical miscarriage management

We perform a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to complete the miscarriage. We can do this procedure the same day as the diagnosis, so you don’t have to wait. For complex situations, we perform D&Cs in the operating room while you are under anesthesia.

Contraceptive counseling

After a pregnancy loss, you need time to heal emotionally and physically. We can get you started immediately on birth control.

Emotional support

We’re here for you through this difficult time, and can help connect you with behavioral health specialists.