As many people know, birth centers are wonderful, home-like places to bring babies into the world. Not as many people know that the midwives at Health Foundations care for women beyond pregnancy and childbirth.
You want to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Certified nurse-midwives care for women across the lifespan and you can see the midwives at Health Foundations for the following reasons:
Routine and annual exams from puberty on
Sexually transmitted diseases evaluation and treatment
Cancer screenings (breast, ovarian, cervical cancer)
Gynecological concerns (pelvic pain, pain with sex, prolapse, irregular bleeding)
You are considering having children in the future (or add another child to your family).
Preconception visits are an important part of your journey toward pregnancy and birth. The National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasize the importance of receiving childbearing focused care prior to conception and for planned pregnancies, preconception care is one of the most important steps a woman can take toward her and her baby’s health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019; Tyden, 2016). At Health Foundations, your preconception visit may include:
Talking through your health history (e.g. medications you may take, genetics, and your family history)
Catching up on past due screenings
Doing necessary lab tests if needed
Discussing your menstrual cycle and ovulation
Helping you to optimize your health and chances of conceiving
You are looking for the perfect health care provider in a comfortable setting.
Our midwives take the time to form relationships with you and your family and listen to your questions and concerns. The team of nurses and midwives at Health Foundations wants to holistically support your individual health goals throughout all seasons of your life. In this alternative health care setting, people describe feeling more relaxed and comfortable!
Health Foundations accepts all major insurance plans including medical assistance. We would love to answer any questions you may have or give you a tour of our beautiful birth center. We provide Women’s Health Care at 3 locations; St. Paul, Minneapolis and Hudson.
Visit our website at www.health-foundations.com
Blog written by: Brooke Eischens RN, student midwife
Photo credit: Kadi Tiede
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2019). Preconception health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/preconception/overview.html
Tyden, T. (2016). Why is preconception health and care important? Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 121(4), 207. http://doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2016.1211776