You're pregnant! Now what?
We are here for you every step of the way.
Making your first appointment:
To schedule your first prenatal appointment, give our office a call. If you aren't established as a patient of ours, learn more about our team of OB/GYNs. This appointment typically occurs between the eighth and tenth week of pregnancy. You will need the date of your last menstrual period (if possible) and your insurance information. If you have any concerns before your appointment date, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
At your first appointment, you will have an exam, an ultrasound, and receive information regarding your pregnancy. It may be helpful to write down any questions you may have for the doctor beforehand and bring them with you to discuss during your appointment.
After your first appointment we will see you every:
- 4 weeks until you are 28 weeks pregnant
- 2 weeks until you are 36 weeks pregnant
- Every week until you deliver
- Postpartum visits will be determined by your care team
The Family Birthing Center offers free childbirth education classes. For upcoming dates and times, visit our Classes & Events page. Please note, the class schedule may be impacted due to visitor restrictions and other COVID-19 related precautions. Contact the Education Department at 541-963-1486 for more information. Topics covered include:
- Body changes (pre- and post-pregnancy)
- Warning signs/symptoms
- Normal vs. abnormal signs/symptoms during pregnancy
- Labor expectations and live birth videos
- Postpartum expectations, newborn care and expectations
We know this can be a challenging time, and you may have non-urgent medical questions you'd like to ask your care team throughout your pregnancy - at all times of the day and night! We encourage the use of MyChart to communicate with your provider, get your test results, and keep track of upcoming appointments. Talk to your care team at your next appointment if you have questions, or activate your account today.
Getting ready for BABY!
You will receive information about our team of pediatric providers at your 20 week prenatal appointment. Additional materials, including circumcision information, may be included at this time.
Bringing home a new baby may present questions and concerns about breastfeeding. The GRH Lactation Consulting & Breastfeeding Support program, led by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Emily Wheeler, is here to support you every step of the way. Learn more about GRH Lactation Services here.
Your baby will be scheduled for several appointments in the first 18 months of their life to best support their growth and development. At many of these visits they will be protected from serious illnesses through immunization. An easy to follow guide can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here.
- Newborn weight and jaundice check
- 2 week Well Child Check
- 2 month Well Child Check
- 4 month Well Child Check
- 6 month Well Child Check
- 9 month Well Child Check
- 12 month Well Child Check
- 15 month Well Child Check
- 18 month Well Child Check
Choosing a care team for yourself and your child is a big decision - one we don't take lightly. The Women's & Children's Clinic is here to be a partner in your health care and support you every step of the way.
If you're interested in eligibility information, or applying for the Oregon Health Plan, please contact our Women's & Children's Clinic financial counselor at 541-663-2341 for assistance.
This information is intended to be used as a general guide to your care with the Women’s & Children’s Clinic. Based on guidance from your provider, your appointment schedule or other details may be tailored to meet your family’s unique needs.