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Lane County's Only Certified Nurse Midwife for Home Birth


890 Beltline Rd. Springfield, OR 97477

Focusing on Complete Care for Birth, Reproductive and Total Health


Teen Health

As teenagers, we go through many emotional and physical changes. Midwives provide teens with education and support as they go through these changes. We can discuss with you and your family ways to ensure your health. We can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your body as it goes through puberty and the reproductive years.

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Periods 101

It is normal to feel emotional and crave sugary foods before and during your period. You may also feel changes such as bloating and breakouts. These symptoms are called Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).

Menstrual cramps are normal and can be relieved by using a heat pack on your lower back or belly. If your symptoms are not improved by these methods, contact your care provider.

Tips to period survival:

Resources for teen health

Teen Survival Guide

Health Tips for On-the-Go Girls, from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. Contains more information on topics such as puberty, exercise, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.