We understand that pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative experience. Whether you're expecting, embracing your baby bump, or seeking maternity and prenatal care, our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way. Explore valuable insights into pregnancy nutrition, health, and essential new mom advice tailored to ensure a smooth transition into motherhood. With offices in Bend and Redmond, our commitment to providing comprehensive and personalized care extends to expectant mothers throughout Central Oregon.
OUR PREGNANCY SERVICES
Pregnancy and Education:
Access a wealth of prenatal educational resources, including informative videos and pregnancy basics, providing essential knowledge for a healthy journey into motherhood.
Choose expert care from our growing team of Certified Nurse-Midwives, specializing in comprehensive services covering pregnancy, delivery, and reproductive health. Experience personalized and compassionate midwifery care tailored to your unique needs.
Preparing for Delivery:
Navigate the journey from pregnancy to postpartum confidently with our comprehensive resources. Gain valuable insights into pre and post-delivery information and explore details about the St. Charles Birthing Center for a seamless birthing experience.
Stay informed about Genetic Carrier Screening with detailed information on scheduling Genetic Counseling, understanding costs, and exploring financial aid options. Our commitment to comprehensive care extends to addressing genetic considerations for a healthy and well-prepared pregnancy journey.
PREGNANCY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you cover high-risk pregnancy?
Yes, all of our physicians are experienced with high-risk pregnancies.
What can I expect at my first appointment for prenatal care?
Your first appointment will be a phone visit with your nurse between 6-8 weeks. It is very important to first fill out your health history through on patient portal on the website. The nurse will then call to review your health history, prepare your chart, and discuss pregnancy education. Plan for approximately 20 minutes for this phone appointment.
When is my first prenatal appointment with my provider?
Your first appointment with your provider will be scheduled around 8-10 weeks gestation. At this visit, your provider will review your history, perform a physical exam and either listen to baby’s heartbeat or do an ultrasound. Your provider will discuss pregnancy plans and answer your questions. Labs are often drawn at this time. This is a great appointment to bring a significant other if you choose.
When do I find out my baby's gender?
If you choose to find out baby’s gender this can be done at the ultrasound that is ordered at approximately 20 weeks. You can also learn gender if you choose the optional NIPT genetic test at approximately 10 weeks.
Can I fly or travel long distances during my pregnancy?
We recommend no flying after 36 weeks gestation. After 36 weeks it is recommended that obstetrical patients stay within 2 hours travel time of hospital services. Patients should check with their individual airlines to see if there are any additional restrictions.