Obstetrics And Family Planning Specialist

Planning your family is an integral part of life. As you journey through your reproductive years, you want to be able to rely on an experienced, compassionate physician. Dr. Essam Taymour offers comprehensive obstetrics and family planning services at Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group in Long Beach, California, ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a positive family-planning experience. Book an appointment online today.

Obstetrics and Family Planning Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a medical specialty focusing on the caring for pregnant women and unborn babies. An obstetrician offers prenatal care for the mother and baby’s health and ensures a safe labor and delivery. They also provide short-term care immediately following childbirth.

An obstetrician is also specially trained in complications that happen during pregnancy and delivery, including fetal distress, preeclampsia, high blood pressure, and ectopic pregnancies. Obstetricians care for women with high-risk pregnancies, including those over 35 or those who have preexisting health conditions.

Dr. Taymour provides comprehensive obstetric services, caring for a woman through all phases of her pregnancy. Routine visits throughout the pregnancy are necessary for a healthy, full-term pregnancy.

You should schedule visits every month to monitor yours and the baby’s health. As the due date approaches, Dr. Taymour may suggest weekly visits leading up to labor and delivery.

What is family planning?

A common misconception surrounding family planning is that the practice deals solely with birth control options. However, family planning services assist women and their partners in planning for pregnancy, dealing with infertility issues and unplanned pregnancies, and monitoring a woman’s health following a miscarriage.

Family planning consists of a variety of health services, including physical, emotional, and mental health factors. It also involves a woman’s decisions about the number of children she wishes to have and how far apart the pregnancies will be. A woman’s desire to not have children is also a factor in family planning services.

How is contraception related to family planning?

Contraception is also an essential aspect of family planning. Several safe, effective birth control options are available for preventing pregnancy, including:

  • Birth control pills
  • IUDs
  • Vaginal rings
  • Patches
  • Shots
  • Sponges
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Condoms

Permanent birth control, including tubal ligation, are also options for preventing pregnancy.  

Not all contraceptive methods are the same. Dr. Taymour reviews your medical history and discusses your family planning goals with you before recommending an effective birth control method.

If you think you may be pregnant or would like to discuss available birth control options, contact Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group today to schedule an appointment. You can also book an appointment online.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We unfortunately are not in contract with any Medi-cal Sponsored Programs or Kaiser.

Blue Shield

Words from our patients

  • "Best doctor ever. He made it possible for me and my fiancé have an opportunity to have children. Hardly any marks after my surgery... (and with) minimal pain."

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  • "I'm very lucky to find such a great doctor for my first pregnancy. For either my woman's needs or another future baby, I will definitely stick with him."

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    "Dr. Taymour has been respectful, responsive, and patient for my first pregnancy. The office staff is always very helpful, scheduling appointments has been easy."

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    "I love Dr Taymour and his staff! They are patient focused and truly put their hearts into building the best plan for each patient."

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    "Wonderful Doctor! I had a Supercervial Hysterectomy. He has a calming, yet reassuring demeanor. I trust him wholeheartedly."

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    "Dr. Taymour is a wonderful doctor. From the time you step into the office until you leave the staff is friendly and very helpful. Dr. Taymour is an absolute blessing!"

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Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group
3550 Linden Avenue, Suite 1
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: 562-247-3022
Fax: 562-595-1335
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