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A skilled and compassionate team of medical professionals can go a long way in providing a positive experience during pregnancy. Enter Atrius Health, whose providers are committed to making it easier for women to stay healthy through all stages of life. From adolescence to pregnancy to post-menopause, they’ve got you covered. With 14 locations, Atrius Health’s Harvard Vanguard OBGYNs and certified midwives are accessible to women all across Boston and the Greater Boston area, working to provide women with the best possible care, from preconception counseling to labor and delivery. 

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About Harvard Vanguard OBGYN

At Atrius Health, women’s health services are provided by a skilled team of physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and medical support staff. In addition to the standard medical team, patients also have access to OBGYN sub-specialty care such as urogynecology, high-risk maternal-fetal medicine, and even menopause consultation services. 

Atrius Health’s women’s services make healthcare accessible to all with dedicated teams providing complete OBGYN care. I love that Harvard Vanguard OBGYN values inclusivity and treats transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming identities with the respect every human deserves. The medical staff seeks to provide quality care to people of all genders and sexual identities, making them feel comfortable and understood. 

Services

Harvard Vanguard OBGYN provides gynecological care, including pap smears, breast exams, 3D digital mammography, and contraceptive counseling. Comprehensive gynecological services include fertility and reproductive health, donor insemination, special procedures, menopause consultation services, minimally-invasive surgeries, urogynecology, and vulvovaginal services. 

Obstetrical care is provided from the time you are planning a baby all the way through labor, delivery, and postpartum. Medical professionals provide clear, accurate information and stress the importance of prenatal care as soon as you discover you are pregnant. Each of your unique concerns and goals is listened to and respected throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives work together to provide you with comprehensive care. 

Atrius Health has convenient locations to make quality healthcare more accessible to us all. Areas include Burlington, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Chestnut Hill-West Roxbury, Concord, Copley, Dedham, Kenmore, Medford, Norwood, Post Office Square, Quincy, Somerville, Watertown, and Wellesley. 

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Harvard Vanguard OBGYN Wellesley 

This location has served women in Wellesley, Newton, Natick, Needham, Framingham, and other nearby cities since 1980. Harvard Vanguard OBGYN Wellesley has urgent care, pharmacy, imaging services, and a lab. Additionally, the preferred hospitals for this location include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Their office is located at 230 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

11 Harvard Vanguard OBGYNs practice out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and 14 OBGYNs out of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The Newton team also includes 12 certified nurse-midwives. You know you are in good hands with this many amazing staff members. Nurse-midwives collaborate with physicians to provide comprehensive prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care through ongoing health education and routine gynecological services. Midwives focus on each our unique physical, social, and emotional needs throughout the pregnancy and act as personalized birth coaches during labor and delivery. Midwives also offer a variety of options for pain relief during labor and delivery, including hands-on relaxation methods and hydrotherapy. 

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital sits at 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462, while you can visit the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Wellesley Services

Gynecological care includes routine preventative care, pap smears, breast exams, and mammography. At the Wellesley location, infertility treatment is provided through compassionate and expert care to help couples achieve a healthy, viable pregnancy through the latest technological innovations, including IVF. Reproductive services include ovulation induction, IUI, IVF, donor insemination, and fertility preservation. Maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive surgery services are also available. You can learn more about reproductive health services on their website. 

Specialized care for expectant mothers is provided through quality obstetrical care. In addition to standard physician care during pregnancy, you will also see certified nurse midwives. A maternal-fetal medicine program is available for you if you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. 

High-risk pregnancies may be due to diabetes, heart disease, family history, age, or conception of multiples (twins, triplets, etc.). Maternal-fetal medicine specialists offer consultations and care for high-risk pregnancies, ultrasound and lab services, advanced fetal-risk screenings, genetic testing and counseling, and access to hospital-based specialists for interventional treatments and procedures. 

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Specialty

Childbirth education classes are offered at several hospitals affiliated with Harvard Vanguard OBGYN. Childbirth education classes teach moms what to expect during labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques to use during labor, options for pain relief during labor, infant feeding practices, standard hospital procedures, and, sometimes, a tour of the hospital. 

Breastfeeding support is offered through Atrius Health and is ideal for first-time parents, especially those who want to learn more about breastfeeding basics. They cover everything from ensuring your little one is getting enough milk to troubleshooting common problems such as clogged ducts or sore nipples. 

One of the best parts of using Harvard Vanguard OBGYN is that we have access to many locations, with many providers who deliver babies at many different hospitals. There are many convenient locations that doctors deliver at, including Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. At Atrius Health, us moms have access to both OBGYNs and certified nurse-midwives who work together to meet our unique needs and preferences. 

Medical technology has made it easier for us to use less invasive surgical procedures to alleviate many gynecological issues. These include abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain, prolapse, ovarian cysts, urinary incontinence, and uterine fibroids. Procedures include laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robot-assisted surgery. Many surgeries can be done as outpatient procedures, requiring no hospital stay. These procedures are usually faster and have less discomfort than traditional surgical methods. So a recovery becomes much easier on us, which is vital when we have little ones running around. 

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Harvard Vanguard OBGYN

Harvard Vanguard OBGYN has many locations to make quality healthcare convenient and accessible for all women, regardless of background. With many different physicians to choose from, a qualified team of nurse-midwives, and several well-known hospital affiliations, Harvard Vanguard commits to making it easier for us to stay healthy throughout our lives, from our teenage years all the way through post-menopause. 

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