When you are expecting you want a caring and compassionate doctor that has your personal needs and the needs of your baby in mind. Our obstetricians are highly skilled in making sure your birthing experience lives up to your expectations. We work with you to develop an individualized care plan taking into consideration your values and beliefs.
During the first trimester your body will undergo many changes. Our job during this period is to make sure that your health and the health of your baby is at an optimum level. We will schedule routine exams and screenings to make sure that your body and your baby are adapting well to your pregnancy.
At this time your baby has grown rapidly and you are beginning to show physical signs of pregnancy. During this period your doctor may request a 3D ultrasound, giving you an opportunity to see a glimpse of your baby in their current environment. This is also a time to address your concerns and share how you are feeling – this will allow your doctor to make sure that what you are experiencing is normal.
You are nearing the completion of your pregnancy. Undoubtedly you are probably feeling your baby moving – stretching, kicking, and hiccuping. Our goal during this time is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. At this time we will be able to set a more specific delivery date. If you are not feeling well – sick, and nauseated – please let us know as soon as possible. Additional blood tests may be requested by us to make sure that you are not experiencing anything out of the ordinary.
At this time you may want to schedule a birthing class which is provided by the Good Shepherd Health Care System Education Department. For more information on dates and times please call 541.667.3509.
The Family Birth Center is conveniently located adjacent to our office at Good Shepherd Health Care System. If you are a first time mom we encourage you to request a tour of the facility and see this amazing space and meet the team who will be delivering your baby. Please call 541.667.3670.
Our Gynecology Department is also located in the Good Shepherd Women’s Center and can be reached at 541.667.3801.