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How To Reach Your Midwives

For Non-Urgent Matters:

  1. Athena – Patient Portal
    We strongly suggest using the Patient Portal for a timely response regarding non-urgent medical questions (you can view lab results, schedule appointments, etc.).
    When sending your message, select “Midwifery” under Provider.
  2. Call Us: Regular office phone hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday – Friday.
    You can call us directly at (949) 829-5500 option 2 or (949) 268-2211
    Please note: If a voicemail message is left, it is only checked during the phone hours above.

For URGENT Issues (such as any warning signs, below, or if you think/know you are in LABOR): ** ALWAYS CALL: (949) 829-5500 **

  1. During office phone hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm): Choose option 1 (“Midwives”) to be connected to a midwife.
  2. After-Hours (4:00pm -8:30 am & weekends/holidays): The night exchange service will automatically answer, take a message, and connect you to the midwife on call.

*** If you have an urgent matter and are having difficulty getting ahold of a midwife in a timely manner, please call Mission Hospital L&D directly: (949) 365-2141 ***

— IF YOU ARE HAVING A TRUE MEDICAL EMERGENCY * PLEASE CALL 911 —

WHEN to “Call the Midwife”: Warning Signs to report Immediately:

  • When you feel very strong contractions every 3-5 minutes for at least one-hour if this is your first baby, or every 5-7 minutes if this not your first baby.
  • Experience heavy, bright red vaginal bleeding (if more than spotting which can be common and usually not concerning especially after sex or a cervical exam)
  • Gush or flow (may even be small trickles but repetitive) of water from your vagina
  • Any hard falls especially if your belly is hit or any other belly trauma
  • High fever: above 101 degrees
  • Severe abdominal (stomach) or shoulder pain with or without vomiting
  • Notice a marked decrease in fetal movements

** Both your and baby’s well-being are our priority! Do not hesitate to call at any time for emergencies INCLUDING LABOR and any warning signs above (or other worrisome symptoms that cannot wait). **

Dear Patient,

Great News! Our office has resumed seeing and scheduling all patient visits this includes routine visits, annual/well-woman exam, mammography and bone density appointments!
Your safety and our staff’s safety are important to us, we have made changes to accommodate and obtain high-quality care:

Telemedicine Visits are still available and office appointments are spread out to limit the number of patients in our lobby.

Please note: All patients are REQUIRED to wear a face mask prior to entering the office. NO visitors or children will be permitted.

Thank you for your understanding.

In Good Health,
OCWMG Physicians