Find a Care Provider

Now that you’re pregnant, it’s time to find a prenatal care provider you trust and feel comfortable with. They’ll help you make decisions and care for you throughout your pregnancy, and you’ll work together to plan for the birth experience you want.

These are a few of the doctors and specialists you may see during your pregnancy.

Choosing Your Care Provider

Pregnant woman getting her blood pressure checked by a Kaiser Permanente physician.

Family medicine physicians

Your family medicine physician can care for you during your pregnancy and for your child after he or she is born.

Pregnant woman going looking at ultrasound photos with her Kaiser Permanente gynecologist.


Ob-gyns are medical doctors who specialize in the care of pregnant women. Most can also provide gynecological care for you when you’re not pregnant.

Pregnant woman getting information from her Kaiser Permanente certified nurese-midwife.

Certified nurse-midwives

These registered nurses can care for you before, during, and after your pregnancy. They also deliver babies and give birth control counseling.