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Prenatal Care

Overview:

Our clinic provides prenatal care to pregnant women through our Certified Nurse Midwife, Kathy Kuskie, who works out of/with OHSU. If you choose to be seen at our office for your current prenatal care, you will deliver your baby at OHSU in Portland. Our office accepts clients with the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and clients without insurance we will see on a sliding fee scale according to your income and number of people supported by that income. We also accept private insurance, please call to see if we are an in-network provider for your plan.

 

Summary of Services Provided:

Our office provides prenatal care and education for low-risk expectant mothers. Any medical care not related to the pregnancy cannot be provided, but information and referral will be provided as needed. The client is responsible for obtaining other medical care and for any emergency care. High risk clients will be referred to specialists for care. If the pregnancy is low risk, but there is an anticipated need for additional high-tech tests or a cesarean section, the client is responsible for making those financial arrangements with the institution delivering the baby. The client is also responsible for making financial arrangements for normal delivery at OHSU. If the client chooses to deliver elsewhere, the clinic will help make referrals and will forward all pertinent records.

Routine laboratory testing will be provided. The standard testing for pregnant women includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
    • Neutrophils
    • Monocytes
    • Basophils
    • Lymphocytes
    • Eosinophils
  • Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
    • HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC
  • Platelets
  • Blood typing
  • Urine Testing
    • For signs of infection or diabetes only
  • Pap smear
  • MSAFP Testing
  • Rubella Screen
  • Hepatitis B Screen (acute disease only)
  • Glucose (Sugar)
  • Gonorrhea Culture
  • Syphilis (RPR)
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV

Other tests may be ordered as needed for individual pregnancies. All lab testing will be billed to the client by the lab.

Prenatal vitamins and iron supplements will be provided. We encourage all of our expectant mothers to attend  childbirth class and to apply for WIC services if eligible.

 

To schedule a prenatal appointment, please call

(503) 397-4651

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