At A Woman’s Place, we’re dedicated to comprehensive women’s health care services with compassionate, focused, and experienced health care providers who are dedicated to keeping you healthy. Here, you can read through questions we commonly get at our practice and our answers. If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out and speak with one of our staff, or schedule an appointment to speak with your women’s healthcare provider.
Do you accept my insurance?
We generally accept most major insurance providers, but it’s always a good idea to check with your insurance company to ensure coverage before scheduling.
What is a midwife?
Certified nurse midwives (CNM) are highly trained and highly educated healthcare providers who focus on caring for women throughout their lifespan, including, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum.
What are the COVID-19 restrictions in your office?
We are asking all patients and guests to wear a mask while visiting our clinic, in continued accordance with the CDC’s guidelines for healthcare facilities.
We also understand that we care for families, and that finding childcare can sometimes be difficult, therefore, young children are allowed to join their parents at appointments.
What are the current COVID-19 restrictions in the hospital?
Due to the ever-changing status of COVID-19, please visit the following site for the most up to date guidance on visitor restrictions at the hospital: https://www.uchealth.org/about/uchealth-visitation-policy/
Can I make a virtual appointment?
Unfortunately, most insurance companies are no longer covering virtual visits where in-office visits are available. Please call the clinic with your individual needs and we’ll work to accommodate them.
I’m thinking about getting pregnant, what should I do?
Start taking a prenatal vitamin with 800 mcg of folic acid daily
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a healthy diet, and regular exercise
Abstain from use of alcohol, drugs, & tobacco products
I just found out I’m pregnant…now what?
First off, congratulations! Please call to schedule an appointment to confirm your pregnancy and discuss all things pregnancy related.
Things you can do right away:
- Take a prenatal vitamin daily
- Eat a healthy diet, with small frequent meals every 2-3 hours
- Stay hydrated
- Limit caffeine to 200mg/day
- Wash all fruits and vegetables prior to eating
Things to avoid:
- Raw (unpasteurized) milk products
- Raw or undercooked meats, fish, and eggs
- Avoid eating large fish (shark, king mackerel, swordfish, etc.
Where do you deliver babies?
We only deliver babies at Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH). PVH specializes in Women and Family Services, with designations as a Baby Friendly hospital and as one of the few hospitals in the nation to earn the Magnet designation 4 times for their commitment to excellence in nursing services. PVH offers VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) services, Nitrous Oxide, High Risk Transport, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Do you care for patients desiring a vaginal birth after a cesarean section (VBAC)?
Yes! Please make an appointment to discuss.
What do I need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy?
Please refer to the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) information: https://www.acog.org/covid-19
What are the genetic testing options in your clinic?
We use Invitae for all of our genetic testing, please visit the following website for more information: https://www.invitae.com/en
What contraceptive options do you offer?
Full scope contraceptive options:
- Oral contraceptives
- Vaginal rings
- Non-hormonal birth control
- Diaphragm/Cervical caps
Do you offer sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing?
Yes. If you are concerned about STIs, we provide a full range of STI testing and we are able to help guide and support you through the process.
Do you care for twin pregnancies?
Unfortunately; no, we are unable to care for multiple pregnancies at this time.
What Is The Difference Between Midwives And Doulas?
The main difference between these two pregnancy and birth care professionals is the level of training and certifications they have. Midwives, like those on our staff, are trained medical professionals who are certified in birthing and medical care during birthing. This means they can provide health plans, administer medications, and will have insight into your health and wellbeing. Doulas are trained in providing mental, physical, and emotional support for patients during the birthing process, but are not medically trained.
When Should I Schedule an Appointment?
At least once a year! You should be scheduling yearly exams with your women’s health focused provider to ensure that you’re getting checked for any potential issues, you’re up to date on any medications or birth control methods, and to ensure that you’re feeling your best! If you ever experience issues outside of your annual appointment cycle, feel free to set up a check-up appointment, too. Issues that warrant an appointment can range from noticing a mass in your breast to pain in your body that is unexpected and inexplicable.
What Should I Expect When Beginning My Pregnancy?
When you’re starting out with a new pregnancy, it can be exciting and overwhelming all at once. Our team will work with you to know more about your medical history and get you started with pregnancy care so you and your baby stay healthy and happy throughout gestation! Learn more about this on our Pregnancy Service page.
How Does A Woman’s Place Differ From a Hospital Setting?
At hospital settings, you receive a very different level of attention with your women’s care. At A Woman’s Place, we’re a small, intimate health care setting that’s focused specifically on women’s care and women’s health. This gives you the advantage and comfort of knowing that you’ll receive care from a dedicated professional who always knows your name and will see you as more than just another patient, as can happen in large, busy hospital settings.
Do I Get To See The Same Provider Every Time?
In short, yes! Our team is small and dedicated to helping you feel comfortable with your health care, so we’ll work with you every time to learn about your concerns and health goals, as well as to make sure that you’re always feeling your best.
What Should I Expect From My Midwife?
Your midwife is a dedicated medical professional who is trained in providing mental, physical, emotional, and medical support to you before, during, and after delivery. Because our practitioners are midwives, we’ll be working with you throughout your pregnancy to help keep you and your baby healthy and happy.
Should I Bring Anything to My Appointments?
When you schedule your first appointment with us, you’ll want to bring your new patient information with you, including filled-in forms that you can find in our resources tab. If you have insurance, be sure to bring your insurance card or information with you to your appointment, too, please.
At A Woman’s Place, we’re dedicated to providing you with expert women’s care from compassionate medical professionals who are passionate about women’s health services. Learn more about our team or our services and schedule an appointment with us today to get started, or visit our general services FAQ page to learn more about our practice!