Students will have the opportunity to rotate through
various obstetric clinics, seeing low-risk patients in the UAB Outreach
Prenatal Clinics as well as high-risk patients in the OB Complications
Clinic (OBCC), and Ultrasound Clinics.
UAB Outreach prenatal clinics provide good opportunities to become
proficient in routine antepartum evaluation and management, measuring
fundal height, finding FHTs by doppler, and providing preventive care
and patient education. This is done primarily under the supervision of
certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners.
In the OBCC, Genetics, 1st Trimester Ultrasound, and Anomalies clinics,
students will learn about the management of high risk obstetric
problems, prenatal diagnosis, obstetric complications, and medical complications that
co-exist with pregnancy. Remember that these patients and their
families are often extremely anxious due to pregnancy complications -
therefore, it is best NOT to ask questions directly in front of the
patient. Please be certain to address any unanswered questions
with the attending or resident between patients and after clinic.