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Ask an expert: Benefits of berries

Q: Can berries really help to reduce my cholesterol?

Answer provided by Maureen Sprague and Kelly Chambers, clinical dietitians, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

Ask an expert: Considering a midwife?

Midwives have facilitated childbirth for thousands of years and are a vital part of today’s modern health care delivery system. Yet many women are surprised to learn that they can choose a certified nurse-midwife and still have their baby in a hospital – with or without epidurals and other modern comforts.

Ask an expert: Exercising when you’re expecting

Q: “Is it OK to exercise while I’m pregnant? What types of exercise are OK, and what precautions should I take?”

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Important phone numbers: Women and children's services

Find contact information for family maternity centers, NICU, breastfeeding assistance, parenting classes and more.

How Do I enroll my child in my health insurance?

Within 30 days after your baby’s birth, you will be required to separately enroll your baby in an insurance plan.

Postpartum Guide

The postpartum time brings many physical and emotional changes. This guide will help answer questions about the changes in your body and about your postpartum care. It is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to talk with your doctor, nurse midwife or family maternity nurse.

Postpartum Guide (En espanol)

El tiempo posparto trae consigo muchos cambios tanto físicos como emocionales. La presente guía le ayudará a contestar preguntas sobre dichos cambios en su cuerpo así como de su atención posparto. 

Preparing for your delivery: Resources for new mothers and families

Ready to have your baby? Here's everything you'll need to prepare for delivery at a Providence hospital or medical center.

PMG- Hood River Women's Clinic Obstetrics Visit Forms

If you are an established patient at our clinic, and are preparing for your next follow-up visit, please complete these forms and bring them with your to your next appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Maternity Welcome Guide

Congratulations! This is a very exciting time in your life. To help with your questions, this booklet will give information Providence services, childbirth and parenting classes, tips on selecting a physician for your baby, information on our breastfeeding clinics and more.

Things you want your health provider to know when preparing to have a baby

The birth of every baby is a unique and special event. If you tell us what is important to you in making this event the personal experience you want it to be, we will help you create the environment you want. 

Welcome guide – What to expect when delivering at Providence

It's natural to have questions about childbirth. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about delivering at Providence.

Childbirth preparation classes at Providence Hood River

Throughout life we prepare for the things that really matter- having a baby is no exception. A childbirth class will help you prepare for the birth of your child and increase your ability to make informed choices regarding this life-changing experience. To register, please call 800-562-8964, or sign up on-line. For additional questions, concerns or to speak with an instructor, please call the childbirth education coordinator at 541-387-6344.

Baby’s feeding cues

How to know if your baby is hungry.

Breastfeeding guide: The first 72 hours

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it's not always easy. To help mothers provide the best nutrition for their newborns, Providence Health & Services offers these recommendations.

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

All About Your Newborn booklet (En espanol)

Es emocionante cuando llega el día de llevar a su recién nacido a casa – y quizá también sea motivo de un poco de inquietud. Durante los días y meses venideros se le van a ocurrir muchas preguntas. Este librito contiene mucha información pero no se ha preparado a manera de sustituto de la atención médica profesional. Si le surgen preguntas o inquietudes, consulte a su proveedor.

All About Your Newborn booklet

The day you take your newborn home is exciting – and probably a little scary. You’ll have lots of questions during the days and months ahead. This booklet contains a lot of information, but it is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, talk with your care provider.

Newborn heart screening

 Pulse oximetry newborn screening can identify some infants with a heart defect before they show symptoms. Once identified, babies can be seen by cardiologists and can receive specialized care and treatment.

New Patient Forms: PMG-Hood River Women's Clinic

To prepare for your visit with Dr. Elaine Adsit, Michele Bouche CNM, or Dr. Robin Henson please bring this completed form with you for your initial appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Your baby needs a doctor

Before you preregister for your delivery, you must choose a primary care provider for your baby. This provider will coordinate well-baby visits, immunizations and general medical care for your baby for many years to come.

Proprietary Health Article

Managing menopause with: Botanical therapies

If you’re interested in trying botanical options for managing menopause, phytoestrogens and black cohosh may be your best bets.

Managing menopause with: Dietary changes

Modifying your diet can significantly improve your menopausal symptoms and decrease your risk of serious disease.

Managing Menopause: Options beyond HRT

In May 2002, the National Institutes of Health announced that it was halting the arm of it’s Women’s Health Initiative study that measured the effects of combined estrogen-progestin therapy (Prempro).

Managing menopause with: Other medications

A variety of prescription and over-the-counter medications may help manage your menopausal symptoms without HRT.

Managing menopause with: Weight control

Weight gain is a common symptom of menopause. It’s frustrating when your old pants no longer fit – but more importantly, increased weight contributes significantly to risk of heart disease.

Tapping into maternal instincts: Empowering women through midwifery

As a pregnant woman, you have options. You can see an obstetrician, a family medicine doctor or a midwife for pregnancy care. Sometimes, you may see a combination. So, how do you decide which choice is right for you? Lisa Chickadonz, a nurse-midwife with Providence Maternal Care Clinic, is a great source of perspective on the midwife experience. 

Ask an Expert: Menopause and Incontinence

Q: I've recently gone through menopause, and on top of everything else, I seem to be losing bladder control. I have little leaks of urine when I sneeze or laugh hard. Is this related to menopause? Is there anything I can do about it?

Recommended Resource

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Community Assets and Needs Assessment Report

Every three years, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital assesses the needs and assets of Columbia River Gorge communities with a focus on Hood River County.

Playing it safe in the Columbia Gorge brochure

The Columbia Gorge landscape can be the perfect playground for any season. Maybe you’re here to hit the trails or the slopes, or maybe you’re into windsurfing or kite boarding. Whatever activity brings you here, Providence wants you to play it safe.

MyMidWife.org

The American College of Nurse-Midwives website provides information and personal stories about midwives and midwifery care available to women.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding (Spanish)

Este folleto le proporcionará información básica para facilitarle a usted y a  su bebé el proceso de la lactancia. Usted aprenderá sobre:
  • los beneficios de la lactancia para la madre, el padre y la sociedad
  • respuestas a preguntas frecuentes sobre la lactancia
  • qué hacer para ayudar a que la lactancia tenga un buen inicio
  • por qué la lactancia materna es un asunto de salud pública y qué se está
  • haciendo para promoverla y protegerla
  • por qué debería hablar acerca de la lactancia con su médico o proveedor de servicios de salud y el pediatra de su bebé
  • dónde encontrar ayuda para la lactancia, y
  • qué preguntas acerca de la lactancia hacer durante su próxima visita al médico