Legacy Medical Group–Midwifery in St. Helens
Our services include pre-conception counseling to review your personal health history prior to pregnancy as well as prenatal and labor and delivery care.
- Preconception counseling
- Prenatal care
- Traditional clinic care
- Group prenatal care
- Project Nurture
- Postpartum care and parenting support
- Appointments at 2 and 6 weeks
- Birth control
- Mood support
- Annual exams
- Pap smears
- STI screening and treatment
- Birth control: includes IUD, Nexplanon, the pill, natural family planning and plan B
- Period concerns
- Routine vaccines
- Sexual health
- Changes related to your sex life
- Support for patients with substance use disorders
- Peer mentor support - peers are trained to be doula (labor) support, also
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
- Social Worker providing support and resources
- Certified Nurse Midwives
- Outpatient treatment groups combined with prenatal care
- Option of traditional clinic care from our Project Nurture midwives who have training and expertise in supporting patients with substance use disorders and currently using substances or in early recovery.
A parking lot is available on-site with free parking.
Midwifery care is a holistic and personalized approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecological care.
What is a Midwife?
A midwife is a trained healthcare provider specializing in sexual and reproductive healthcare. Midwives are experts in providing prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for people with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies and provide high quality gynecologic care for people of all ages.
How is a Midwife Different?
Midwives are known for their evidence-based, personalized approach; they partner with their clients to make decisions with a client's input and preferences in mind, using their experience and the available science to help people navigate their options. Midwives spend time with their clients, focusing on building trust and providing emotional support throughout the pregnancy and birth process.
Midwives have expertise supporting people through the normal birth process. They work to minimize interventions and medical procedures unless they are necessary.
Why Do People Choose a Midwife?
Some people are drawn to the personalized and holistic approach that midwives provide, while others are seeking a low-intervention birth experience. Midwives are also known for delivering excellent emotional support, which can be especially important during the childbearing years.
Another benefit of working with a midwife is the lower rate of interventions and complications. Midwives are trained to recognize and manage complications, but midwives' philosophy is that labor and birth are normal life processes. Midwives avoid interventions in the absence of serious medical complications and center the birthing person in shared decision-making about their care. This can lead to a safer and more positive birth experience.