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Women’s Services

We deliver more babies than all area hospitals combined. Since 1999, University’s Women’s Center has been a clear leader among consumers for obstetrics and gynecology in an independent survey conducted annually by the National Research Corporation.

At University, we know every mother and baby is unique. That’s why we provide individualized care and the expertise that comes from delivering more babies than anyone else in the region.

And we never forget that the most important baby is yours.

Obstetrics & Gynecology The diverse staff of physicians who practice at University’s Women’s Center is dedicated to the needs of women of all ages from adolescence to post-menopause. With hundreds of years of combined experience and expertise, our highly trained and passionately loyal maternity staff is committed to making your stay special. Many members of our staff have achieved national certification in their specialties.

The W.G. Watson, M.D., Women’s Center provides the highest quality of care in our community for women and their families. We value and support the involvement of women and their families in health care decisions and are committed to providing ongoing health education. We recognize that each woman is unique and pledge to individualize care to best meet her health care needs. We are proud of our strong commitments and service values, and cherish the opportunity to make a positive difference in each life we touch.

We are equipped to meet the individual needs of our patients. n Level III Special Care Nursery and family waiting area for

n State-of-the-art infant security system

n Physicians who specialize in gynecological oncology

premature births or babies with special needs

n Level III Perinatal Center for

n Newborn nursery with indirect

n Celebrations! – A dedicated gift

sunlight, proven vital for infant

shop in the Women’s Center for

stimulation

new parents and their families

high-risk pregnancies n Centrally located, 20-bassinet n On-floor operating suites

newborn nursery

dedicated exclusively to women

directly to physician offices

featuring breast-feeding support from certified lactation

n The da Vinci Robotic Surgical n Fetal monitoring system linked

n On-site Lactation Center

System for the latest technologically advanced surgical options

counselors

Patient Choice Having a baby is a special event that involves personal preferences. The W.G. Watson, M.D., Women’s Center reflects the careful planning that comes from putting patients and families first. The result is a childbirth experience personalized for you and your baby. Choices and special touches include:

n Fully equipped labor, delivery,

n Newborn Birthday Bell

recovery and postpartum

announces each birth

suites

throughout the hospital

n The option to have your newborn stay in your room

n The option to stay an additional day after discharge if your baby is in the Special

n Dedicated Women’s Center elevator and direct admission for expectant mothers

Care Nursery, depending on bed availability

Education

Our comprehensive education program is designed to help you make informed decisions. Programs are tailored to first-time mothers and fathers and returning parents wanting to brush up on their skills. Classes are held on-site throughout the year so you can become better acquainted with our staff and facilities. Call 706-774-2825 to register.

Our educational services include:

n Free breast-feeding support provided by lactation

GESTATIONAL DIABETES PROGRAM

counselors for inpatients and outpatients by appointment

University’s Gestational Diabetes Program (diabetes during pregnancy) is taught by Certified

n Extensive childbirth education

Diabetes Educators and individualized to your

classes and support groups,

needs. You will receive instruction on blood

which are free to the

sugar testing, healthy eating, interpretation of

community

food labels, exercise and what you can do to help keep your blood sugars at a normal level

n Individual mother, baby and family education during your stay

during your pregnancy. Blood sugar levels are important for a healthy baby. Learn how to decrease your future risk of Type 2 diabetes, how

n Born to Read program

gestational diabetes will affect future pregnancies and what to expect after your delivery. For more information, call Diabetes Services at 706-868-3241.

A confident childbirth experience begins with information.

Breast Health Center

University’s Breast Health Center offers a comprehensive array of well-coordinated breast health services, including education, diagnostic testing, treatment options and support. Providing care with dignity in a supportive environment is the first step to restoring health.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY

BUDDY CHECK 6SM

CAT’S PAJAMAS BOUTIQUE

Equipped with state-of-the-art

University’s Buddy Check 6SM breast

This women’s boutique offers breast

digital mammography, University’s

health education program provides

prostheses and post-mastectomy

Mobile Mammography Unit visits

ongoing classes on breast self

bras and camisoles, surgical bras,

convenient locations throughout

exams (BSE) and promotes early

mastectomy swimwear, lingerie,

the CSRA offering screening

detection through BSE, annual

hats, wigs, turbans, scarves, jewelry

mammography to women who

clinical exams and mammography.

and gifts. All fittings are conducted

may not otherwise schedule this

To sign up, call 706-774-4141 or toll

by a certified professional in a

potentially lifesaving test.

free 866-774-4141.

comfortable, private setting.

Heart & Vascular Services Understanding that men and women really are different at heart, University is the most comprehensive provider of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services in the region.

Each year, nearly twice as many women die of heart disease as from all forms of cancer. And 44 percent of women who have heart attacks die within a year. When it comes to heart disease, the best defense is a good offense. That’s why University offers women a variety of services, classes, screenings and special events that encourage heart-healthy lifestyles.

For more information, log on to www.universityhealth.org/heart.

Our Mentor & Namesake Few people get to work among legends, but many of us at University Hospital were fortunate enough to experience just that. For the more than 60 years Dr. W. G. Watson walked the halls at University Hospital, he was a giant of a man. He helped introduce incredible advancements in care, all while urging those he mentored to continue to focus on “service and kind words� as the foundation with each patient and each other, every day. He was not shy to say that his priorities were first, God; second, his family and third, his work. We at University are dedicated to continuing his legacy of caring. Walter Gamewell Watson, M.D. 1910 - 2012

1350 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30901 706-774-2825 www.universityhealth.org/women


University Hospital Women's Center