Obstetric Services

Thousands of women have trusted Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon for comprehensive obstetric services in both Grants Pass and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing personalized and high-quality care throughout every stage of your pregnancy journey.

View the OB Appointment Guide for info on scheduling prenatal care and essential pregnancy check-ups.

Prenatal Care / Pregnancy Care Services

Delivery Care

  • Attendance and support during labor and delivery
  • Monitoring of maternal and fetal well-being
  • Vaginal delivery assistance
  • Cesarean section (C-section) delivery when necessary
  • Pain management options and administration (e.g., epidural anesthesia)
  • Monitoring and management of labor progress
  • Perineal care and repair (if necessary)
  • Administration of medications, such as oxytocin (to induce or augment labor)
  • Immediate postpartum care for the mother

Postpartum Care

  • Complete Postpartum Care
  • Initial postpartum check-up: Comprehensive evaluation of the mother’s physical and emotional well-being shortly after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding support and guidance: Assistance with establishing breastfeeding, addressing challenges, and providing advice on proper techniques and positioning. Prescription breast pumps are available.
  • Incision or perineal wound care: Monitoring and management of any incisions or perineal tears that occurred during childbirth, including wound care instructions and follow-up.
  • Pain management: Guidance on managing postpartum pain, including recommendations for pain relief medications or non-pharmacological methods.
  • Emotional and mental health support: Evaluation for postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, and referral for appropriate care if necessary.
  • Contraception counseling: Discussion of birth control options suitable for the postpartum period and guidance on family planning.
  • Healing assessment and guidance: Evaluation of the physical healing process, including assessing perineal tears or episiotomy repairs, and providing guidance on self-care and promoting healing.
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Recommendations for pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) to strengthen the muscles that support the pelvic organs and aid in recovery.
  • Postpartum weight management: Guidance on healthy nutrition and exercise to promote gradual weight loss and return to pre-pregnancy weight.
  • Infant care and well-being: Education on newborn care, including feeding, bathing, diapering, sleeping, and recognizing signs of illness or distress in the baby.


“The Women’s Health Center, and more specifically Dr. Medley and Dr. Shelton exceeded my expectations for my OB care, from the first appt all the way to labor and delivery.

Dr. Medley is so knowledgeable and compassionate and made me feel very safe and confident after a very traumatic birth with my older son (that birth was not under her care.)

I wouldn’t have changed one thing and have not one complaint! Thank you to Dr. Medley & Dr. Shelton for easing my anxiety and being knowledgeable and proactive with any health concerns. I would recommend either of these Drs to any of my loved ones.” – AC

“Dr. Cohen is an amazing Dr. Along with her staff and the reception team it’s always a pleasant experience. I know I can call and leave messages for the team if I have questions or concerns. Dr. Cohen was with me through my whole pregnancy, rooting me on during delivery. Best team there could be.” – NP

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Kelley for a few years now. She and the whole staff at WHC has been amazing for everything! From the yearly woman’s exam to labor and delivery, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!” – AH