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What is a family practitioner (FP) for pregnancy and childbirth?

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An FP is a medical doctor who specializes in the health care of all family members. Some provide normal OB/GYN care, but will refer high-risk pregnancies and other problems to an OB/GYN.

SOURCES: March of Dimes: ''Choosing your prenatal care provider;'' ''Birth plan.'' Kids Health (Nemours) web site: ''Birth Centers and Hospital Maternity Services.'' 

 

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: March of Dimes: ''Choosing your prenatal care provider;'' ''Birth plan.'' Kids Health (Nemours) web site: ''Birth Centers and Hospital Maternity Services.'' 

 

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on September 18, 2016

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