A laborist is a gynecologist-obstetrician who works specifically to treat women in labor or respond to obstetric emergencies. Since laborists focus solely on delivering babies and emerging obstetric cases at hospitals, they free up time for conventional OB-GYNs to tend to their offices and routine maternity services. This teamwork allows both doctors to provide more personalized care to their patients, and focus on the tasks most important for the day. A laborist assists any laboring women who arrive at the hospital and cares for them until the baby is delivered or until her personal physician arrives.
Ogden Clinic in Utah is proud to be partnered with McKay Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center through our laborist program. Our board-certified physicians are dedicated to providing the latest medical techniques combined with quality maternity services. We have a staff of exceptional nurses, high-risk specialists, and maternity teams dedicated to serving our patients and their children.
Laborist programs have gained popularity and have been implemented in medical centers across the nation. Laborists allow traditional OB-GYNs to always be present at their practice and fully commit to providing consistent, quality care.
There are many benefits to having a laborist at our medical centers. A trained and well-rested obstetrician is always available to assist with new deliveries or emergency cases. Since laborists are not bound by being on call at their own offices, they can provide care without juggling other appointments or tasks. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the laborist program increases patient safety and provides better outcomes for mothers and their babies.
At Ogden Clinic, we are proud of our laborist program and the maternity services we provide to Utah communities. If you would like to learn more about the laborist program at Ogden Clinic, McKay Dee Hospital, and Ogden Regional Medical Center, please contact us today.