What does an obstetrician do?
An obstetrician specializes in obstetrics. This includes all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to post-natal care. An obstetrician can provide guidance to help you get pregnant and prepare for a healthy pregnancy through pre-conception visits. Additionally, they will help you to have a healthy pregnancy, deliver a healthy baby, and care for you after baby is born. Our Family Medicine OB physicians have special interest and training in providing this OB/Gyn care.
Additional Women’s Health Services
Meet our family medicine obstetricians
Are you looking for OB/Gyn care? With several family doctors specializing in obstetrics and women’s health, you’re sure to find the right one for you.
Dr. Nneka Agujiobi
Dr. Jennifer Purifoy
Dr. Jennifer Riley
Dr. Erica Gathje
Dr. Yazdaan Juma
We strongly encourage you to establish care with one provider. This primary provider will be selected at your initial pregnancy visit and will care for you throughout your pregnancy. Unique to Family Medicine, our goal is to be there with you during your pregnancy, and for delivery! If that is not possible, one of our partners will be there to assist you.
We welcome babies into the world at both North Memorial Medical Center and Maple Grove Hospital. Should you require a c-section or have higher risk complications we will collaborate with OB/Gyn surgeons and specialists to ensure you have the level of care needed.
As family doctors, we are unique physicians who will see you through your pregnancy, deliver your baby, and will continue to take care of you and your baby long after delivery. There is no other type of doctor that can provide such comprehensive care across all ages.
Products to be Avoided During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time when extra caution is necessary, as certain products can negatively affect the health of the mother and her developing baby.
Postpartum Depression Symptoms and Treatment
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a complex, serious mental health condition that affects many new mothers after childbirth.
Traveling While Pregnant
Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative experience, but it doesn't mean you have to put your travel plans on hold.
Top 10 Ways to Make Pregnancy More Comfortable
There are things you can do to make your pregnancy a bit more comfortable. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Pregnancy: Week-by-Week Development of Your Baby
Understanding the incredible week-by-week development of your baby in utero.
Prenatal Vitamins FAQs
We address some frequently asked questions about prenatal vitamins to help you make informed decisions for your pregnancy journey.
Bonding With Your Newborn
Welcoming a newborn into the world is an extraordinary and life-changing experience. Let us explore ways in which both mothers and fathers can foster a strong bond with their newborn.
What is Pre-Eclampsia?
Pre-eclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication that affects approximately 5-8% of pregnant women. Learn more about the causes and prevention.
Understanding a Miscarriage
A miscarriage can be a traumatic experience, and you should never be afraid to get help.
Post Delivery – What to Expect After a Vaginal Delivery
After delivering your baby, your body will continue to change. Let us discuss what to expect after a vaginal delivery.
Complications like gestational diabetes affect pregnant women who, before conceiving, did not have diabetes.
What is Colic and What Can I do?
If your healthy baby cries frequently, intensely, and for prolonged periods, they may have colic.
Exercising While Pregnant
Research does suggest that more active pregnant women have fewer complications during pregnancy.
How to Get Your Baby to Sleep
When baby doesn’t sleep, that means you don’t sleep either. This can leave you emotional, likely crying next to baby as you beg them to close their eyes.
Preventing and Treating Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is characterized by nausea with or without vomiting experienced during pregnancy. Even though it’s called “morning” sickness, it can be experienced at any time of the day.
Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant
There are many things that no one tells you about being pregnant - here are a few common issues many women face during pregnancy.
Baby Delivery - What are my Options?
Having a baby is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and scary times in your life. While you get ready to welcome your baby into the world you are being met with many crucial decisions.
Prenatal care is just one of the many things you need to consider when planning to become pregnant or once you are pregnant.
Common Issues Experienced While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both the mother and the baby, but there are some common issues that may be experienced when breastfeeding.
Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions
The most common questions about breastfeeding our doctors receive and the answers.