Pregnancy & Childbirth
Expecting? Discover expert care at Oakdale ObGyn for pregnancy, labor and delivery at Maple Grove Hospital, and after baby care. Telemedicine appointments are available now.
Welcoming your baby into the world is remarkable and we’re lucky to be part of your experience. From pre-pregnancy planning and delivery to after-baby care, our team is committed to keeping you and your baby healthy.
Telemedicine Appointments for Prenatal Care
During this pandemic, pregnant women who have no medical concerns, whose babies are healthy, and who have no prior pregnancy complications are considered low-risk and may follow a modified prenatal schedule that blends telemedicine and in-clinic appointments to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19. Review our modified schedule here. Call 763-587-7000 with any questions.
Our team still includes everyone you’d want to have be part of you and your baby’s experience: board-certified, award-winning ObGyn doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, a registered dietician and an ObGyn physical therapist.
We deliver more babies at Maple Grove Hospital than any other practice and our multidisciplinary team has expertise in routine and high-risk pregnancies. We are one of the areas only medical clinics that offers vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) services.
COVID-19 Updates for Pregnant Women
- If you are scheduled for a C-section delivery at Maple Grove Hospital, pre-op COVID-19 testing will be completed 48-96 hours prior to the procedure. Our surgery schedulers will assist you with coordinating your testing clinic locations that will meet the time limit requirements for receiving results. All COVID-19 testing needs to be done after you have passed your pre-op history and physical exam.
- Women laboring and delivering at Maple Grove Hospital may be joined by two, healthy masked visitors. Additional information is available on the hospital website.
- Following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, we’re asking moms-to-be to wear masks to in-clinic appointments.
COVID-19 Questions & Answers for Expecting Mothers
Can I travel during this time?
Current recommendations are to avoid all unnecessary travel.
What additional precautions should I take to protect my baby?
If you have to go outside, maintain 6 feet of space around you when in public and practice social distancing when possible. Following mask guidelines, consider wearing a mask when away from your home.
If I become sick is my baby at risk?
As of now, there are no known risks to your baby. Any fever you experience should be managed with Tylenol. For updated pregnancy-specific information, check this resource from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are common symptoms?
Reported symptoms have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and even death. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Visit oncare.org for a free evaluation of symptoms or call our clinic at 763-587-7000.
See our COVID-19 updates for information about precautions we are taking at our clinics.
Common Questions about Pregnancy and Pregnancy Care
Wondering about airplane travel during pregnancy? Which medications are safe for allergies and nausea? Gestational diabetes advice and diet recommendations? Our website is a great resource for new moms! Read some pregnancy-related questions our team frequently hears.