Pregnancy and childbirth


Experts in women's health care

Women have unique health care needs throughout their life cycle, not just during pregnancy and childbirth. The nurse midwives at Legacy are experts in women’s health care needs.

For more than 25 years, Legacy Medical Group–Midwifery and Legacy Medical Group—Women's Health have provided compassionate care to suit our patients' cultural preferences, lifestyles and medical conditions. Our comfortable, full-service clinic is dedicated to you and your needs throughout your pregnancy, during your delivery and for your post-partum care.

Best of both worlds

Having a baby is a natural, one-of-a-kind experience, unique to each mom and baby. We are dedicated to you and your needs throughout your pregnancy, during your delivery and for your postpartum care. We are one of only a few providers offering hospital-based water birth. Our midwifery births take place at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Silverton Medical Center, giving you the best of both worlds: an intimate environment to give birth in, just down the hall from experienced obstetric (OB) hospitalists. If specialized newborn support is ever needed, your care can be continued at our regionally renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

Prenatal and birth services

  • Preconception care and counseling to review your personal health prior to pregnancy
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery care
  • CenteringPregnancy A unique model of healthcare, education and support during your pregnancy
  • VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) or TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean)
  • Labor and delivery choices like nitrous oxide and water birth
  • Postpartum follow-up
  • Breastfeeding assistance and lactation services
  • Referrals to physician, hospital and community resources

Women's health services

  • Adolescent gynecology and first exams
  • Annual gynecology and breast exams
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Health and wellness information
  • Exercise and nutritional counseling
  • Menopause management
  • Menstrual cycle problems and irregularities

Family planning and birth control

  • Birth control pills, patches, injections and rings
  • Barrier methods of birth control (diaphragm, cervical cap)
  • Hormonal implants
  • Natural family planning instruction
  • Referrals to appropriate providers for permanent sterilization
  • Consultations to determine the best birth control method for you



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