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Want to have a baby?

Start your journey off right at Legacy Medical Group–Women’s Health. 

Establish a relationship with one of our women’s health providers to set the course for a healthy tomorrow.


Caring for women throughout the valley

Legacy Medical Group–Women's Health has four locations in the mid-Willamette Valley:

» Keizer
» Salem
» Silverton
» Woodburn

We're with you every step of the way.

Legacy Medical Group–Women's Health offers a wide range of services that will help you on your journey:
  • Preconception care and counseling, to review your personal health prior to pregnancy
  • Prenatal care, to prepare you for pregnancy and to assess any potential risks
  • Education and support during your pregnancy
  • Labor and delivery care, including vaginal and caesarean deliveries
  • Postpartum follow-up, including referrals to community resources
  • Breastfeeding assistance and lactation services
» Take the first step today and request your appointment

Do you know when you're likely to be the most fertile?

  • A woman is able to become pregnant (fertile) only during a certain part of her monthly cycle. That is just before and during ovulation.
  • By learning when you ovulate, you can predict when you’re likely to be fertile.
  • This calculator gives approximate ovulation dates and fertile times for women who have regular periods.
      

» Use our calculator to find your approximate ovulation dates


What is prenatal care? Why do you need it?

The goal of prenatal care is not only to provide the best care for the pregnant woman and the unborn child, but also to prepare the mother-to-be for the delivery of a healthy baby. During prenatal visits, tests are performed on both the mother and the baby to assess any potential risks, to treat any maternal or fetal complications, and to keep an eye on the growth and development of the fetus.

Do you know if you should exercise when you're pregnant?

  • Exercise during pregnancy helps keep your body strong and your baby healthy.
  • But there are some exercises that you shouldn’t do.
  • Your body goes through many changes through pregnancy and certain positions should be avoided to protect the baby.
     

» Watch this video to find out what you can do to stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy


What to expect on your pregnancy journey

» The First Trimester (0 - 12 Weeks)
A healthy first trimester is crucial to the normal development of the fetus. The mother-to-be may not be showing much on the outside, but inside her body all the major body organs and systems of the fetus are forming. » Learn more

» The Second Trimester (12 - 24 Weeks)
The second trimester marks a turning point for mother and fetus. The mother usually begins to feel better and will start showing the pregnancy more. The fetus has now developed all its organs and systems and will now focus on growing in size and weight. During the second trimester, the umbilical cord continues to thicken as it carries nourishment to the fetus. However, harmful substances also pass through the umbilical cord to the fetus, so care should be taken to avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other known hazards. » Learn more

» The Third Trimester (24 - 40 Weeks)
The third trimester marks the home stretch, as you get ready for the birth of your baby. The fetus continues to grow in weight and size, and the body systems finish maturing. You may feel more uncomfortable now. You will continue to gain weight and begin to have false labor contractions (Braxton-Hicks contractions). During the third trimester, it's a good idea to start taking childbirth classes to get ready for the big day. This is especially true if this is your first pregnancy. Breastfeeding is best for your baby. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits of breast milk.» Learn more

Additional information to prepare you for your pregnancy

» Common Tests During Pregnancy
» Common Discomforts of Pregnancy
» Risks to Pregnancy
» Warning Signs During Pregnancy
» Labor and Delivery
» Breastfeeding Your Baby
» Bottle-Feeding

 

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