Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

Obstetrics Specialist

Family Health Associates

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Murfreesboro, TN

Having a dedicated obstetrics provider to care for you throughout every phase of your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum stage is important for you and your newborn’s wellbeing. Compassionate family physicians Akashia Anderson Murphy, MD, and Dennis Carter, MD, have valuable experience in obstetrics that they provide patients of Family Health Associates in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. At this family practice, you can get all of your needs met during pregnancy, and after delivery, under one roof. Book your obstetrics exam today by calling the office to speak with a team member directly.

Obstetrics Q & A

Why do I need obstetric care?

When you think of obstetrics, you probably focus on pregnancy and delivery. While obstetrics care certainly involves those components, it also includes so much more. You may need obstetrics care for:

  • Family planning
  • Infertility issues
  • Confirming a pregnancy
  • Comprehensive prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery planning
  • Postpartum care and treatment
  • High-risk pregnancy concerns, such as a geriatric pregnancy or gestational diabetes

Your dedicated obstetrics practitioner examines your reproductive organs and ensures you’re healthy enough for pregnancy, and of course, cares for you every step of the way.

What happens during an obstetrics exam?

During your obstetrics exam at Family Health Associates, your dedicated physician sits and talks with you about your health. They need to know if you’re trying to get pregnant and any obstacles you’re experiencing, or when you discovered you became pregnant. During your obstetrics exam, your provider may:

  • Run labs, such as a blood draw or urinalysis
  • Prescribe fertility or hormone medications
  • Administer any essential immunizations
  • Provide nutritional counseling
  • Conduct an in-office ultrasound
  • Perform a pelvic exam

Family Health Associates can even help you with all of your labor and delivery needs. The team offers vaginal delivery, Cesarean section (C-section), and vaginal births after C-sections. They care for you directly in the hospital.

When should I schedule an obstetrics exam?

Ideally, you’d schedule an obstetrics exam before you become pregnant. This way, you can ensure you’re taking the right types of dietary supplements, like prenatal vitamins, and getting the proper nutrition before pregnancy occurs. It’s especially important to book an obstetrics exam at Family Health Associates if:

  • You have a positive home pregnancy test
  • You missed a period, or it’s abnormally late
  • You’re over eight weeks pregnant, and you haven’t had a prenatal exam yet

The dedicated obstetrics team at Family Health Associates work together to ensure you get the support and medical care you need throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. Plus, once your little one is born, the pediatric specialists at the clinic can care for your newborn, so both you and your baby can receive the care you need under one roof.

Schedule your obstetrics evaluation at Family Health Associates by calling the clinic to book a visit.

What we offer