Core Rotation: OB
Contact: Erin Lund
Location: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
The residency program considers maternity care an essential part of family medicine and emphasizes a family-centered approach to pregnancy and childbirth. Residents participate in a variety of high and low-risk deliveries. Our residents deliver roughly 120 babies per month at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. In addition to deliveries done while on call, residents follow obstetrical patients in their continuity panel – doing prenatal care, labor management, and their patients’ deliveries.
Residents primarily work with family physicians who do OB, but also learn from obstetricians and midwives.
Finally, resident education is enhanced by program sponsored training in the ALSO Course. Residents receive training in first trimester obstetrical ultrasound and limited second/third trimester ultrasound. Residents also get a variety of specialized experiences in outpatient obstetrics including gestational diabetes clinic and a clinic for women with substance use disorders in pregnancy. A maternal health educator works closely with the residents and their patients and doulas are available for patients in labor. Additional elective opportunities are available with midwives at a local birth center and at a rural hospital in Lake County. Residents interested in pursuing training in surgical obstetrics can gain experience with performing cesarean sections as senior residents, however an obstetrical fellowship will be required to achieve competence.
Opportunities for scholarly activity and mentorship exist within the program for residents that express an interest in maternity care after graduation.
Results from recent ACGME graduate surveys show that 100% of our recent graduates feel that our program adequately prepared them to provide maternity and newborn care. Typically, 30-40% of our graduates continue to deliver babies after graduation.