Focuses on the health of the mother and developing fetus before birth. It involves regular check-ups and assessments to monitor the growth and development of the fetus, identify any potential complications, and provide education and support to the mother to ensure a health pregnancy and birth. Prenatal care includes medical interventions such as ultrasounds, blood tests, and screening for genetic disorders, as well as lifestyle guidance such as nutrition advice, exercise recommendations, and support.
A Doula is a birth companion who provides personal, nonmedical support to women and families throughout a woman ’s pregnancy, childbirth, and post - partum experience.
Doulas use their professional training, knowledge, and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, evidence based birthing information. Doulas will work alongside your OB/GYN or Midwife to strive for a positive birthing experience.
Doulas can provide aide in relaxation through labor positioning, breathing techniques, and soothing touch/ massage, if desired.
Researchers found that overall, people who have Doula Support during labor experience a:
39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean
15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average
38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
Evergreen Family Medicine Women’s Health is pleased to be able to offer Doula Support to their patients.
Baby Beginnings is a program initiated to welcome new families to Evergreen Family Medicine and make the transition into parenthood easier.
Baby Beginnings offers families assistance with:
Help with finding a Pediatrician
Assistance with Oregon Health Plan Insurance
Resources to help with Social Needs
Resource connections for lactation, parenting and family courses.
Plus, we can schedule your Newborn ’s first appointment before birth.
(Circumcision information and scheduling included.)
The medical and emotional care provided after birth involving monitoring mother's physical and mental health as well as managing any complications that may arise after delivery and helping the mother bond with her baby and adjust to the challenges of taking care of a newborn. This may include routine check-ups, advice on breastfeeding, guidance on exercise and nutrition, counseling on postpartum depression or anxiety, and support with household tasks and childcare. The aim is to ensure the wellbeing of the mother and her baby during the critical first few weeks after delivery.