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Obstetrics (OB)

We provide exceptional service and flexibility for your comfort, safety and well-being throughout the pregnancy and during labor and delivery.

About Our Services

You might think that it's all about the baby, but we make sure that the mother, father and other family members are taken care of, as well. From childbirth education classes to family participation in delivery, we offer the whole family a first-rate birthing experience.

Our OB Unit features state-of-the-art equipment, including portable ultrasound, ambulatory fetal monitoring and a Jacuzzi tub to comfort you during labor.

Prenatal Care

Mountainside Family Healthcare, an Outpatient Department of Sitka Community Hospital, provides prenatal care. We at Mountainside Family Healthcare are excited for you and your family. We're here to assist you in every step during the next 10 months and beyond.

Who To Call

Mountainside Family Healthcare


Mountainside Family Healthcare is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. On Thursdays, they are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm

After Hours, Weekends and Holidays

To maximum extent possible, you should contact Mountainside Family Healthcare during the hours of operation. If a problem arises outside our office hours and it appears to be an emergency condition (potential loss of life, limb, or vision), call 911. For non-life threatening emergencies or urgent care issues outside of regular business hours, please go to Sitka Community Hospital Emergency Room.

For pregnancy related issues that need immediate attention outside business hours, a provider will be on-call 24 hours/ 7 days a week. The hospital staff will know how to contact the provider from Mountainside Family Healthcare for your pregnancy care.

Suggested Reading

What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition by Heidi Murkoff
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth: New Edition by Sheila Kitzinger
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 6th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding (American Academy of Pediatrics) by Joan Younger Meek

Labor and Delivery Services

Childbirth Education, a 5-week series on childbirth, postpartum, infant care and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Consultation
Full range of Anesthetic Services for obstetrics including epidural and interthecal analgesia
Pre/Postnatal pain relief therapies including OB Tens Unit rentals through Oceanside Therapy Center
Incontinence classes through Oceanside Therapy Center as well as pre-natal massage

Meet Our Team

Charles Roesel, MD

Vicki Akin, RN

OB Coordinator