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.
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.
MEET OUR OBGYNs and Mid-Wife
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"Dr. Sahlie is awesome! She became my daughter's pediatrician in 2005, later my nephew, and nieces."
"Dr. Cooper and her staff are amazing. I have never received such high quality care or been so respected by medical providers before!."
"I saw Dr. Wu today he's such an amazing doctor. He takes the time to listen to what you have to say... Thanks for a super check-up!"
"Dr. Lindsey's a good doctor. Wendy is always so helpful and always calls you back!"
"Dr. Kirby is my doctor! He's such a kind-hearted, gentle, and loving man with all his patients!!! So amazing with a good soul!!"
"Dr. Kennedy is the most kind and caring doctor you will ever meet. She takes good care of me and several friends and family members from Cullman, Alabama."
"I have been an oncology patient at SWC for over 6 years. In no particular order I want to express my sincere thanks to the staff for the empathy, patience, and compassion they have selflessly extended to their patients during some of our most difficult days. What you do isn't easy nor is it taken for granted. It is a true calling that God placed on your hearts and I like so many others would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! It's people like you that make it easier for people like me to keep fighting."
"We love Dr. Elmer. He was my doctor as a kid, now he's my son's doctor. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a pediatrician."