Pathways Prenatal Care

A uniquely supportive way to care for our moms-to-be

While most check-ups during a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy are just that—routine check-ups and check-ins—we know that there’s nothing routine about pregnancy for the mom-to-be. So we developed an even more supportive way to monitor the health of you and your baby and provide you with all the information you need, every step of the way. Meet our Pathways Prenatal Care program.

Pathways is a special type of prenatal care unique to WHA. It combines the benefits of both individualized care and group learning with the goal of leaving you as prepared as possible (you’ve totally got this!) to manage pregnancy, childbirth and infant care. During your pregnancy, you’ll have a combination of one-on-one visits and group visits with a Pathways provider—all scheduled at specific times during your pregnancy to assure the health of you and your baby.

Your one-on-one visits will focus on our favorite thing—you. During this time we’ll discuss any issues you’re having and help you make the decisions that are right for your pregnancy. Because the majority of the education and information you need will come from your group visits, your one-on-one visits are what you want to talk about, not just what you need to know.

Your group visits will focus on a variety of topics—working with your provider, you’ll choose whichever group best meets your schedule and information needs at that point in your pregnancy.

Group visit discussion topics include*:

  • Pregnancy Comforts and Concerns
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum Prep and Newborn Care
  • Delivery Preparation

Group visits are led by our Pathways providers and staff. Each group visit will offer information, discussion, a question/answer time and, best of all, the opportunity to take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in this oh-so memorable experience. Each will also include a brief one-on-one chat with the provider during which we’ll check on your beautiful belly and perform other monitoring to assure the health of your pregnancy.

*Available group topics may vary at different locations.

Jennifer Bishop, CNM, MSN - Nurse-Midwife in Portland, OR Jennifer Bishop, CNM, MSN
Nurse-Midwife
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Insurance

If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.

Please have your insurance information handy before you begin scheduling.

This will allow our teams to check whether your plan may require a referral for the care you need or to prepare benefits information to share with you at your visit. If you do not enter insurance information when scheduling, you may be asked to pay a $200-$500 deposit before receiving service.