Doula services are available at Providence Women’s Clinic locations through the Pregnancy Care Package, which is a team-based model of care led by midwives. A doula is a woman who is trained to provide continuous and nurturing physical, emotional and informational support to the birth mother during labor and delivery, including c-sections.
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Providence receives many questions regarding the safety of using various over-the-counter and prescription medicines and supplements while pregnant. Here is our expert's responses to the most-recent questions.
Women considering getting pregnant at a later age may take some comfort in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that between the years 2000 and 2014, the mean age of a U.S. women at first birth rose from 24.9 to 26.3.
Last year, Community Health Choice, a Medicaid managed-care organization, paid for the births of 21,194 babies along the Texas Gulf Coast. For those deliveries, it spent $41.6 million on providers, such as doctors and hospitals; $11.9 million on physicians providing prenatal care; and more than $75 million on babies who ended up in the neonatal intensive-care unit.
Uterine fibroids are more common than you think. But many women who have them don’t find out until their annual pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound. Fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancerous, but they can become quite large and cause severe pain and heavy periods.
A new team approach to delivering babies at Providence is proving to be positive for many new moms.
Eleven expectant mothers and fathers are sitting in a circle inside the Providence Maternal Care Clinic along with four Providence employees: two doulas, a nurse-midwife and a patient navigator. Together, they're going over what the women and their partners should do when they suspect they've gone into labor.
New moms and their babies can find education, support and a range of the services they need at the Providence Mother and Baby Clinic on the Providence Milwaukie Hospital campus.