Saturday, October 26, 2013

Meet Shelley, one of our ultrasound technicians!

1st Way in Eugene offers free ultrasound, provided by four registered nurses trained in ultrasound. 

To find out more about what it's like to do ultrasound, we interviewed one of our nurse techs, Shelley Nelson, R.N.

-How early is it possible to do an ultrasound?
It is possible to do an ultrasound as early as five weeks. 

-What information can a woman find out from an ultrasound?
A woman can find out how many weeks she is in her pregnancy and how fast the baby's heart is beating.

-How reliable is ultrasound?
Ultrasound technology gives very reliable information in determining how many weeks pregnant a woman is.

-What does an unborn baby look like at 10-12 weeks?
An unborn baby at 10 weeks is completely formed and just needs time to grow.  On ultrasound you will see the heart beating, the head, body, arms and legs are clearly defined.  The baby will often move around a lot as well.

-What do you like most about your job?
The thing I like most about my job is meeting new women and talking with them about their pregnancies.  I also like taking lots of ultrasound pictures!

To schedule your free ultrasound:

1st Way
1667 High Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Call  541.687.8651 
or  1-800-848-LOVE 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How Well Do You Understand Pregnancy Symptoms?

Question #1: About half of all pregnant women have morning sickness.

Question #2: If you have a negative pregnancy test, you are definitely not pregnant.

Question #3: Fatigue and mood swings are common pregnancy symptoms.

Question #4: If you're on the pill or wearing an IUD, you can't get pregnant.

Question #5: It is possible to miss several periods and still not be pregnant.

Question #6: Unusual breast tenderness or sensitivity is a pregnancy symptom.

Question #7: If you had a positive pregnancy test and then bleed, it must be a miscarriage.

Question #8: Bloating and headaches can sometimes be pregnancy symptoms.

Question #9: Dizziness is a common pregnancy symptom.

Question #10: Stress and medication changes can sometimes cause missed periods.

If you are concerned about health symptoms, see your health provider. You can also come by 1st Way and get a free pregnancy test and free ultrasound. We'll be happy to talk to you about pregnancy myths and facts, to set your worried mind at rest.

1st Way
1667 High Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Call 541.687.8651
or 1-800-848-LOVE