Midwifery & Women’s Health
We provide care for women of all ages, through all stages of life.
- Annual exams & routine screenings
- Birth control & Family planning
- Health education & nutrition guidance
- Menopausal care
- Screening & treatment for STDs
- Prenatal & postpartum care
- Mental health well-being
- Labor & delivery (available at select hospitals)
- Lactation support
- Free or discounted birth control is available at some PHC clinics, based on income level and family size.
Whether you are looking for birth control options, are ready to start a family, or have questions about menopause, the PHC women’s health care team is ready to care for you.
PHC’s team of midwives will care for you throughout your pregnancy and our pediatricians will be ready to care for your baby after he/she is born.
Family Planning Now Available in Ames
PHC Ames Medical Clinic now offers family planning services on a sliding fee scale including: Annual reproductive exams (all genders), Birth control & emergency contraception, Obstetrical and Gynecological Care, Pregnancy testing, Prenatal care, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing and treatment, including HIV testing and treatment, and Title X Family Planning
What expect during your prenatal appointments
Congratulations! Learn what to expect at your prenatal appointments during your first, second and third trimesters at Primary Health Care.
What to eat during pregnancy: Prenatal health and nutrition
There is a lot of information out there about what to eat during pregnancy. Our prenatal care providers shared their recommendations and guidelines for expecting moms.
Five questions to ask your prenatal care provider
Whether this pregnancy is your first or fourth here in Marshalltown there are five questions you should ask at your first prenatal appointment.
What is Centering Pregnancy?
In January, our clinic in Ames hosted a baby shower for the newest graduates from the CenteringPregnancy® program. This shower was an opportunity to bring together a group of moms who had bonded over the course of their pregnancies through the Centering Pregnancy...