We provide total care for women with your comfort and privacy in mind.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
(601) 883-2900 (MAIN OFFICE)
(601) 883-0552 (FAX)
100 Maxwell Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180
The Colonnades, Suite 610, 501 Marshall St. Jackson, MS 39202
823 Grand Avenue Yazoo City, MS 39194
Frequently Asked Questions
In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call emergency medical services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Dr. Austin, and he will contact us.
After Hours - Urgent Medical Needs
If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our doctor after our regular hours, please call our office at (601) 883-2900. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.
Insurance | Payment | Billing
At Mississippi Women’s Care, we accept Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office at (601) 883-2900 to find out if we accept your insurance plan.
If one of our doctors suggests a specialist evaluation or diagnostic testing that requires a referral, we will make every effort to provide this for you as soon as possible. We require three business days for the processing of routine referrals.
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
Doctors at Mississippi Women’s Care have hospital or surgery center affiliations with Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson (Dr. Joe Austin).
Prescriptions and refills for established patients of Mississippi Women’s Care are routinely issued during our regular office hours. You can make your request by calling our office at (601) 883-2900. No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.
Our OB Services Include
Prenatal care is medical care for women both before and during pregnancy. Prenatal care ensures a healthy pregnancy for both the mother and developing baby. Prenatal care can help detect and treat problems promptly, prevent complications, and refer women to appropriate specialists when necessary. In the United States, prenatal care has resulted in a reduced number of maternal deaths, miscarriages, and birth defects.
A pregnancy ultrasound is used to create images of a developing baby and the pelvic organs of the mother during pregnancy. An ultrasound uses sound waves to create pictures on a video monitor. Ultrasound does not use radiation like X-rays, and there are no known risks associated with the procedure. Ultrasound may be used from the fifth gestational week until delivery. It is an amazing way to view the growth of your developing baby.
High-Risk Pregnancy Care
A pregnancy may be termed high-risk if you have a medical condition or if you develop one during pregnancy. All pregnancies in women over the age of 35 are classified as high-risk. With careful medical monitoring and management, most women with high-risk pregnancy deliver healthy babies. It is very important to follow your doctor’s instructions and attend all of your appointments.
Most babies are born between the 38th and 42nd week of pregnancy. Remember that a due date is just an estimate of your baby’s delivery date. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on what to do if you begin labor. However, regular contractions, leaking or a sudden gushing of amniotic fluid, or bloody discharge or bleeding are signs that labor is beginning and that you should go to the hospital.
Caesarian Delivery (C-Section)
A caesarian section (C-Section) may be planned in advance or may become necessary during the course of labor. A caesarian section involves making an incision in the abdomen through which the baby is removed. Caesarian section may be used if a vaginal delivery is not safe for the mother or baby. Caesarian sections are becoming more and more common in the United States.
Managing Multiples (Twins, Triplets)
When a woman is carrying more than one baby, it is called a multiple pregnancy. In the past 20 years, multiple pregnancies have become more common in the United States. Multiple births occur when more than one embryo grows in the uterus. This process can occur naturally, or it can occur artificially during fertility treatments.
Gestational Diabetes Management
Gestational Diabetes is the most common pregnancy complication. Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is a source of fuel. Women with Gestational Diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or the insulin does not work like it should. As a result, glucose does not get into the body cells. Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications.
Premature Labor and Delivery
Premature delivery is a birth that takes place three weeks before a baby’s due date. In some cases, premature birth happens for no known reason. However, regular prenatal visits can help to reduce the risk factors that you can control. Premature babies are at risk for medical complications because they are not fully developed.
Early miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy is very common. Early miscarriage is the loss of an embryo or fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Bleeding with cramps or pain in the lower abdomen is a common sign of miscarriage. You should contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that you are having a miscarriage.
Pre-eclampsia is a common, yet serious problem that can develop during pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in urine that develop after the 20th week of pregnancy. Untreated pre-eclampsia can be dangerous or fatal to a mother and baby. Delivering the baby is the only cure for pre-eclampsia.