Pregnancy and Childbirth

Every birth is unique and every baby is a special gift. We are honored to be part of this exciting time in your life. From unique programs to our commitment to meeting our patients needs, there are many reasons we hope you will choose OHSU for your prenatal care and birth.

Pregnancy and Childbirth at OHSU

Why moms choose OHSU

Newborn at OHSU Hospital

We offer more options than any other area hospital including VBAC, waterbirth, group prenatal care and more. 

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Childbirth classes

A childbirth educator helps an expecting couple prepare for labor.

Register online for classes to prepare you for pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

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Prenatal care your way


Our nurse-midwives, ob/gyn doctors, acupuncturists, lactation specialists, nutritionists and others can help during your journey.

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OHSU and other hospitals agree: "healthy babies are worth the wait" 

OHSU is one of 17 Oregon hospitals that have come together to agree to put a “hard stop” on elective non-medically necessary inductions and C-sections before 39 weeks gestation.

As featured in:  OPB News