Obstetrics involves the care of pregnant women and their as yet unborn children. We want to do everything possible to care for you and for your child during this significant time in your life. From maintaining good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to appropriate screening and diagnostic testing and treatment of any problems that do arise, we will be with you. We will deliver the baby and continue to care for your health, as the Pediatrician begins to care for the baby.Download Intake Form
SWC is the only OBGYN practice in Birmingham offering the midwifery model of care. Our CNM is available for prenatal care, low risk vaginal deliveries, postpartum care and well- woman exams. The midwifery model of care promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership, acknowledges a person’s life experiences and knowledge, and includes individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available.
Midwives honor the normalcy of women’s life cycle events and believe in watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes, appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problems, and consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal health care.
About lactation services — SWC is committed to supporting lactation and the breastfeeding relationship for the mother/ infant dyad. Dr. Sahlie, Dr. Cooper, and Sheila Lopez, CNM are certified lactation counselors. Please call for an appointment. We do our best to work in patients with breastfeeding problems, same day.
Gynecology is the branch of medicine specializing in disorders of the female reproductive system. Modern gynecology deals with menstrual disorders, menopause, infectious disease and maldevelopment of the reproductive organs, disturbances of the sex hormones, benign and malignant tumor formation, and various methods of contraception. We will provide screening as indicated and treatment when needed.