Physicians at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (OGCC) specialize in helping find an effective method of birth control for women who have complex or chronic medical conditions like:
- Congenital heart disease.
Our staff includes obstetrician/gynecologists with expertise in family planning. They work with your primary care physician to balance the need to treat your condition and your desire or medical need to plan for or avoid pregnancy.
To do so, a physician will assess your medical condition and consider any possible adverse or beneficial interactions with various types of birth control, complications of your disease, and possible drug interactions with your existing medical therapy.The physician will then recommend appropriate family planning options, including:
- Hormonal contraception.
- Barrier methods.
- Intrauterine device (IUD).
- Contraceptive implant.
- Permanent sterilization.
- Emergency contraception.
Birth Control for Mothers of Preemies
Many women feel overwhelmed after preterm birth. While it can be hard to think about yourself, it is important to take control of your reproductive life. This includes using appropriate birth control methods and getting pregnant again only when you are ready to get pregnant.