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.
We care for you throughout your pregnancy. Click here to view the schedule for your prenatal visits with Providence Women's Clinic, East Portland.
Labor may occur as much as two weeks before or after your due date. This is normal. Your body has ways of telling you that it is preparing for labor.
It's natural to have questions about childbirth. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about delivering at Providence.
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.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives website provides information and personal stories about midwives and midwifery care available to women.