As the new year gets underway, many people are committed to health-related goals as part of a new year resolution. While the majority of these are focused on beginning fitness and weight loss journeys, healthcare providers say it is also a great time to focus on overall health and wellness. Likewise, OB-GYN physicians say there is no better time for women to prioritize their specific health needs.

The team at the Eastern Kentucky Advanced Women’s Care Center at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is led by seven OB-GYN physicians that make up the largest on-call, board certified OB-GYN team in Eastern Kentucky. This experienced team of physicians is supported by a dedicated and compassionate team focused on all aspects of women’s health including well screenings, family planning, menopausal care, pregnancy and postpartum care as well as minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries and more.

For mothers-to-be who are navigating the journey of pregnancy, the Eastern Kentucky Advanced Women’s Care Center guides patients through this incredible chapter of life. Pregnancy and childbirth can be overwhelming, and the team at PMC strives to provide the support patients need every step of the way.

PMC’s skilled obstetricians manage the various stages of labor, delivery and postpartum care, working closely with mothers to ensure safe and comfortable birthing experiences and employing medical interventions when necessary.

Where they are going to give birth is vitally important for women to consider as they choose an OB-GYN physician to care for them during their pregnancy. Having access to a NICU is critical in the event the baby requires medical attention at birth. For this reason, PMC offers the region’s only Level II Advanced Care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). PMC’s two experienced neonatologists specialize in caring for infants born prematurely or with medical conditions that require immediate attention. The NICU at PMC can care for babies born as early as 28 weeks and weighing as little as 2.6 pounds, keeping more families together in the event these life-saving services are needed.

The comprehensive care provided by PMC obstetricians, neonatologists and their dedicated support staff ensures that pregnancies are monitored with precision, deliveries are safe and newborns receive the support they need for a healthy start in life.