If you live on the south end, you can now enjoy the convenience of primary care, specialty care, lab services and now, women's care, on South Whidbey.
Longtime obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Robert Burnett sees patients at WhidbeyHealth Primary Care Freeland on Mondays and Tuesdays, and certified nurse midwife Alicia Darr, ARNP, is in clinic on Tuesdays. Women's care services include acute care, well-woman exams, contraception and pregnancy care. WhidbeyHealth Women's Care practices team obstetrics, which means that a woman may see either a OB/GYN or a Certified Nurse Midwife for prenatal care. The nurses and physicians all work very closely together to provide the best care for a woman and her family.
A woman opting for a midwifery birth plan with Darr will spend more time in appointments learning about topics such as nutrition, the progression of pregnancy and what to expect during labor.
Midwives provide careful education, support and monitoring through pregnancy and birth. However, sometimes problems occur that require procedures during pregnancy or childbirth. If this happens, CNMs have the education and skill to prescribe pain medication such as epidurals, induce labor or to bring in another member of the healthcare team if needed. Unlike some hospitals, the Whidbey Family Birthplace has a board-certified obstetrician on call 24/7.
Call WhidbeyHealth Women’s Care at 360.678.0831 to schedule an appointment in Freeland.