Family planning choices are highly personal. Whether you are trying to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy, the gynecological and family planning specialists at Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation can explain the many options available to you, and help you find a solution that meets your family planning needs.
To prevent pregnancy, many forms of highly effective and safe birth control are available. Your doctor will work with you to decide what’s best for your health and priorities.
If you're pregnant and need to terminate your pregnancy, we offer abortion services in a safe, respectful and confidential environment. Both medication options and procedures may be available depending on your gestational age. Your doctor can talk to you about your options and schedule you for an appointment that meets your needs.
We also recommend scheduling a preconception appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe prenatal vitamins, recommend a pap smear, and make sure your vaccines are current. You and your doctor can discuss any health problems you have, and whether you need special care during pregnancy.
If you are having difficulty conceiving, diagnostic tests can help pinpoint a cause, which may include hormone testing, a hysterosalpingogram or pelvic laparoscopy.