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OB/GYN Frequently Asked Questions

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What are certified nurse-midwives?

Midwife means “with woman.” Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) specialize in giving support, routine healthcare, and helping you get any extra care needed.

At Olmsted Medical Center, our CNMs believe you need time and special attention so you can be healthy. Young girls and adult women can see a CNM for:

  • yearly check-ups
  • health counseling
  • care for common infections that happen to women
  • birth control and family planning
  • care and support during pregnancy and birth
  • care after birth
  • menopause.

To learn more about what Certified Nurse Midwives can offer, download this short brochure or visit the American College of Nurse Midwives' website.

Does OMC offer in-vitro fertilization?

While we offer some assistance with infertility, we do not offer in-vitro fertilization. If in-vitro becomes a viable option in fertility treatment, patients may be referred to appropriate resources.

How are high-risk pregnancies managed?

High-risk pregnancies are managed by OMC obstetricians; perinatology consultations and Level II ultrasounds are available in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

How do I schedule an appointment with an OMC Ob/Gyn provider?

You may contact us directly or your primary healthcare provider may refer you. Once you're a registered and established Ob/Gyn patient, same-day appointments are available for acute needs.

What medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, it can be quite confusing to decide which over-the-counter medications are safe and effective to take for discomforts and minor health problems. This PDF document lists what medications are safe to use during pregnancy. The medications listed may be taken as instructed on the label. Generic medications are widely available, frequently less expensive, and perfectly acceptable to use.

Note: Do not take ibuprofen products such as Advil, Nuprin, Medipren, and Motrin. Do not take products that contain aspirin (salicylates). Read drug labels very carefully, as many similar brand names contain different active ingredients. 

Call OMC’s Ob/Gyn department at 507.529.6605 if your symptoms worsen or last longer than expected.

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