To ensure the safety of patients and staff, effective immediately, all pregnant patients who plan to deliver at the Medical Center will be tested in the outpatient setting for COVID-19 at 38 and 40 weeks gestation. If a scheduled delivery is planned before 38 weeks gestation, a COVID-19 test in the outpatient setting will be completed no later than three days prior to the scheduled delivery. It is the responsibility of the obstetrician to ensure testing has been completed at these times. If a patient goes into labor prior to being tested, a rapid test will be completed at the Medical Center.
“We are here and ready to care for all of our patients. Testing will enable us to serve all expecting mothers, and their babies, with the care they need and deserve in the safest possible manner," shared Samuel Owusu, MD, department chair, obstetrics-gynecology department, Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Any labor & delivery patient needing specialized care because of suspect/confirmed COVID-19, suspect/confirmed tuberculosis, disseminated shingles, suspected/confirmed measles or chicken pox will be placed in a negative air pressure room.
Routine preventive care is one of the best ways a woman can take care of her body. Several providers who are a part of Mount Nittany Health can perform annual well-woman exams, which include a breast examination, human papillomavirus vaccination and a Pap test, if indicated, as part of normal preventive care services.
We welcome patients of all ages and offer pediatric and adolescent care. Our ob-gyn providers can diagnose and treat almost all ob-gyn conditions, including:
In addition to providing sexually transmitted infection testing, Mount Nittany Health physicians are equipped to help you choose the best birth control method for you.
OB/GYNs at Mount Nittany Health can prescribe or provide a variety of birth control options, including oral contraceptive, Depo-Provera injections, intrauterine devices such as Mirena® and ParaGard®, Nexplanon®, Essure®, Skyla®, diaphragm fittings and female surgical sterilization.
Male sterilization services (in-office vasectomies) are available through Mount Nittany Health – University Drive.
From preconceptual counseling and prenatal lab screenings to American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine accredited ultrasounds and amniocentesis tests, our ob-gyn physicians have the expertise and leading technology to make your pregnancy as rewarding as it should be.
Counseling for prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes is available at the Park Avenue location. We also offer amniocentesis testing and non-stress test fetal monitoring there.
Additionally, with a wealth of experience in managing high-risk pregnancies, our physicians are prepared to perform vaginal birth after cesarean deliveries.
Delivery should be a special experience for the whole family, and family-centered maternity care is encouraged at Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Trying to start or grow a family can be an anxious time for couples struggling to conceive. Our OB/GYN physicians can help you explore the causes of infertility, with diagnostics for both Mom and Dad.
We're more than happy to provide prenatal services and delivery for in vitro fertilization pregnancies and have experience in advising patients who are pursuing surrogacy and sperm donor matching services.
Many of our OB/GYN physicians specialize in female surgery, hysteroscopy, laser surgery, laparoscopy, management of menopause and premenstrual syndrome as well as infertility services.
Some of the major and minor surgical services OB/GYN physicians at Mount Nittany Health can perform include:
Mount Nittany Physician Group OB/GYN offers services at: