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Thank you so much for allowing Oakdale ObGyn to walk with you through this special journey into motherhood. We are pleased and honored you’ve chosen Oakdale ObGyn to care for you and your child during and after your pregnancy. We are committed to providing you with a positive and fulfilling pregnancy experience and want you to know we are beside you every step of the way.

Ten Important Things to Know

  1. During your pregnancy journey, we encourage you to ask questions about the physical and emotional changes you’re experiencing so that we can enhance your wellbeing and relieve any concerns you may have.
  2. Closely review the “Pregnancy Care” prenatal book you receive at your first OB appointment. We recommend you review it before each appointment and document questions you would like to ask your provider. We also offer the same information in an app format.
  3. We know the relationship you establish with your OB doctor, midwife, or nurse practitioner during your pregnancy is important. That’s why we encourage you to select one or two providers to see throughout your pregnancy. Seeing one or two providers will help you establish a closer relationship with them and offer consistent care and documentation.
  4. Our hospital: We deliver babies at the Maple Grove Hospital. Please note that the provider that you have seen in clinic may not be the doctor or midwife who is on call when you deliver your baby.
  5. At Maple Grove Hospital, an Oakdale obstetrician and midwife are available to attend to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  6. Our practice includes 11 ObGyn doctors, 8 nurse midwives and 6 nurse practitioners. Choose providers who are a fit for you.
  7. Our team includes a registered dietitian for women who develop gestational diabetes or just want to know about healthy eating during or after pregnancy, and an ObGyn physical therapist for women experiencing back or pelvic pain.
  8. Our hours: We see women Monday – Friday, and Saturday mornings. We offer evening clinics at Maple Grove three evenings a week and Blaine two evenings a week.
  9. Our clinics: We see women at four locations in Maple Grove, Blaine, Crystal and Plymouth. Choose the location best for you.
  10. Get access to test results, pay bills and more with our patient portal. Our front desk staff will provide login information.

Common Questions

Here is a list of common questions we hear from expectant parents. Use this as a guide to learn more about your pregnancy along the way! We’re here to help.

This birth planning information can help you prepare for your delivery experience.

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Watch these videos about what you can expect at your first OB appointment and your first OB ultrasound.

Our OB doctors and nurse midwives would like you to think about and plan for the upcoming, joyous arrival of your baby. This is one of the most memorable days in your life and we are thrilled you have chosen us to be a part in it!

If this is your first baby or your third, there are lots of unknowns ahead. Considering your birthing options by writing a birth wish list is a good way to learn about the events surrounding labor and delivery and your hospital stay. The Internet is a great source of information, but not everything is factual. Someone else’s experience may be different from yours.

Below is a list of important things to consider. You may not have an opinion on some things, and that’s okay. You may have other items to add. We’d like for you to share your thoughts with us.

  • Do you plan to take birthing classes?
  • Who will be in the delivery room with you?
  • What do you imagine your labor will be like? Do you want to bring your own snacks or music from home? Would you like to walk, or be in the tub or shower?
  • What pain medications do you plan to use? Everyone experiences pain differently, and your plans may change once you are in labor.
  • Do you think a doula (a person whose role is to support and encourage a laboring mom) would be of value to you?
  • Who will cut the umbilical cord?
  • Would you like your baby to be placed on your chest right after birth, or to be bathed first?
  • Do you plan to bank or donate cord blood? Cord blood donation or banking requires advanced planning, as a kit must be shipped from the company.
  • Would you like to breastfeed? Would you be interested in a breastfeeding class?
  • Have you chosen a pediatrician or family physician to provide your baby’s care?

We know that you receive your prenatal care at Oakdale ObGyn because you trust our providers. Your Oakdale doctor or certified nurse midwife is dedicated to the laboring patients at the hospital. Our OB doctores and nurse midwives deliver babies at Maple Grove Hospital.

If medical interventions are necessary, such as labor induction or augmentation, or a Cesarean section, trust that we are making these recommendations with the best interests of both you and your baby in mind.

Procedures such as episiotomies are occasionally necessary, but NOT routinely done by any of our physicians. Finally, while complications are rare, sometimes they happen. Your Oakdale ObGyn doctor is experienced, close by, and ready to provide you with the best care possible.

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Birth Planning Options

Our OB doctors and nurse midwives would like you to think about and plan for the upcoming, joyous arrival of your baby. This is one of the most memorable days in your life and we are thrilled you have chosen us to be a part in it!

If this is your first baby or your third, there are lots of unknowns ahead. Considering your birthing options by writing a birth wish list is a good way to learn about the events surrounding labor and delivery and your hospital stay. The Internet is a great source of information, but not everything is factual. Someone else’s experience may be different from yours.

Below is a list of important things to consider. You may not have an opinion on some things, and that’s okay. You may have other items to add. We’d like for you to share your thoughts with us.

  • Do you plan to take birthing classes?
  • Who will be in the delivery room with you?
  • What do you imagine your labor will be like? Do you want to bring your own snacks or music from home? Would you like to walk, or be in the tub or shower?
  • What pain medications do you plan to use? Everyone experiences pain differently, and your plans may change once you are in labor.
  • Do you think a doula (a person whose role is to support and encourage a laboring mom) would be of value to you?
  • Who will cut the umbilical cord?
  • Would you like your baby to be placed on your chest right after birth, or to be bathed first?
  • Do you plan to bank or donate cord blood? Cord blood donation or banking requires advanced planning, as a kit must be shipped from the company.
  • Would you like to breastfeed? Would you be interested in a breastfeeding class?
  • Have you chosen a pediatrician or family physician to provide your baby’s care?

We know that you receive your prenatal care at Oakdale ObGyn because you trust our providers. Your Oakdale doctor or certified nurse midwife is dedicated to the laboring patients at the hospital. Our OB doctores and nurse midwives deliver babies at Maple Grove Hospital.

If medical interventions are necessary, such as labor induction or augmentation, or a Cesarean section, trust that we are making these recommendations with the best interests of both you and your baby in mind.

Procedures such as episiotomies are occasionally necessary, but NOT routinely done by any of our physicians. Finally, while complications are rare, sometimes they happen. Your Oakdale ObGyn doctor is experienced, close by, and ready to provide you with the best care possible.

Our team is committed to helping you be and stay healthy.
Call 763-587-7000 or book online today.

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