WellMama: A Safe Place to Say “I’m Not Okay”

WellMama is a nonprofit organization that provides pregnancy and postpartum support for women and their families in Eugene and Springfield. These services include: support for families who are struggling with emotions related to reproductive health issues, the first few years of postpartum, adoption, infertility and perinatal loss. Women’s Care proudly [Read More]

5 Tips for Coping With and Managing Holiday Stress

5 Ways to Cope With Holiday Stress While the holiday season is a joyous time for many, it can also be a painful reminder of what’s missing. Whether it’s the loss of a spouse, friend or pregnancy, or the longing for two pink lines on a pregnancy test, the stress [Read More]

Women’s Care Rallies Around a Young Boy Battling Cancer

Kai Stephens was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a two-year-old on November 7, 2017 - almost exactly two years ago. The now four-year-old Springfield boy has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment ever since, but his white blood cell counts are still not stable. Kai’s mother, Ashley Stephens, said that, despite [Read More]

What You Need to Know About Labor

Labor is one of the most beautiful things a woman can experience, and it can also be one of the most difficult. It’s important to be informed about what to expect from the process, what the warning signs look and feel like and what steps to take when a woman [Read More]

The Midwifery Model of Care

Women’s Care is excited to reconnect with its history of offering midwifery services. We were the first group in town to provide the midwifery model of care. Sue Armstrong, who still works with the Fertility Center of Oregon, was a Certified Nurse Midwife at Women’s Care from 1996-2003. Throughout this [Read More]

Menstrual Pain: Don’t Suffer From Painful Periods

Menstrual pain, or dysmenorrhea, is the most commonly reported menstrual disorder. More than half of people who menstruate experience pain each month. Primary dysmenorrhea is pain that comes with having a period and is often caused by natural chemicals in the lining of the uterus. Pain, such as cramps, breast [Read More]

Contraception Guide

When it comes to contraception, there are a lot of options, including hormonal birth control pills, patches and implants, intrauterine devices or IUDs, as well as more permanent options. For those thinking about contraception, a number of elements should be considered. Namely, what do you want out of your birth [Read More]

Going Through Breast Cancer Together

By Brooke Lambard Kyle, MD, and Piper Lambard Norton Do, DVM For breast cancer support resources, visit our Resources page.   Unfortunately, we have all been affected by cancer. It might be someone in your family, a close friend, or an acquaintance; maybe you’ve helped someone during a diagnosis, potential [Read More]

Napkin Notes Wipe Away the Worries Leaving a Lasting Impression

Analyzing urine samples are a routine part of prenatal care. A urine assessment is conducted periodically throughout prenatal appointments to screen for bladder or kidney infections, diabetes, dehydration and preeclampsia. But throughout her pregnancy, Alyssa Loyd, a patient of Dr. Brooke Kyle, made the mundane task of peeing in a [Read More]

Benefits of Laborists in Hospitals and OB/GYN Practices

A laborist is a certified OB/GYN, who is dedicated to delivering babies or responding to obstetrical and gynecological emergencies at a hospital. Having laborists as part of an OB/GYN practice or hospital staff is standard across the country and is an innovative care model that supports more available, continuous and [Read More]