Dr. Megan Bird

Obstetrics and Gynecology
West Linn, OR
21 years experience female

Locations

LMG Women's Specialties

West Linn, OR

Address

21810 Wilamette Dr, West Linn, OR
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

5034154161

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I am a Board-Certified MD in Gynecology. I work with women to help them feel their best. I address issues in menopause, family planning, uterine problems like bleeding or pain. I especially enjoy working on chronic pelvic pain. I also help transgender men and women with hormone treatment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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335 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Could be...: Several things. Painful periods can be caused by fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, hormone imbalance or you may just make a lot of the chemical th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Get help: Sometimes obsessing over things is a sign that we really are bothered by something. Seeing a psychologist, counselor or therapist can help you figure... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
You could: But that isn't the first thing i think of. I also worry about infections, hormone imbalance or trauma. If you have bleeding that is weird for you, yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is always safe in pregnancy but limit yourself to 3000mg/day. If that doesn't help, you should talk to your doctor about opti... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: For most women, Acetaminophen is safe. Be sure to limit yourself to 3000mg a day which is 6 extra strength tablets. If you have any liver disease, a... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy is a time filled with changes. It is hard to say if new or different discharge is a problem or just an annoyance. Let your doctor know about... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on how many c-sections and why you had them. In general, after two c-sections the risks get higher and higher. If you had a c-section for... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Keep stool soft: You can't always avoid hemorrhoids. But you can decrease the chance of developing them and limit their size by keeping your stool soft with lots of fl... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy. The influenza vaccine for example. These vaccines are made from incomplete viruses or bacteria and have very lo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: A lot of women feel very self-conscious about their weight and their new body in pregnancy. And it doesn't help that everyone you see wants to commen... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: New chest pain should prompt you to see your doctor. There are a lot of reasons for this that aren't dangerous like heartburn, inflammation of the jo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes and no: The belly button ring itself is pretty safe. However, as your belly stretches the skin over the ring will get thinner and the ring may pull through. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Maybe: It depends on where you are in your pregnancy. Usually HCG levels double every 48 hours in the first few weeks but I have seen totally normal pregnan... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Some: Some problems, like cleft lip, can be see on ultrasound. Others like down's syndrome, can be detect with amniocentesis. No tests or set of tests can f... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Sometimes we don't: It is hard to tell the difference sometimes. Generally if you have depression in the first year after having a baby, we consider it postpartum depres... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Could be: There are a lot of things it could be. Unfortunately the nerves from our ovaries, tubes, uterus run together and then they run with the nerves from ou... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Antibiotics: First you need antibiotics: usually Metronidazole or Clindamycin prescribed by your doctor. Then prevent recurrence by managing your stress and not do... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Have a work up first: There are so many causes of discharge, it is hard to say. Before you treat it, you should have a thorough exam and history. That way you are treating ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
You could: It is possible that you are pregnant but there are other causes of weight gain as well, like thyroid disease. Other pregnancy signs are fatigue, brea... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
<1%: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) has Progesterone in it which for many women makes them stop having a cycle temporarily. Once you have the Mirena (levono... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Nerves: It is really cool in some ways, but i can understand the concern. The nerves in the pelvis that make the muscles contract to sneeze can be closely rel... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Possible....: But not likely. The tubal ligation blocks your tubes so hopefully the egg and sperm don't meet. The ablation attempts to destroy the lining of the u... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes!: This is an autoimmune disease effecting muscles and the skin. Most women have totally healthy pregnancies. Some women have flares during their pregn... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: You can but it may be harder. If you don't have a cycle, it is more likely that you are not releasing an egg. But you can at any time. If you want ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
1-12 months: You should return to fertility about a month after stopping it. That doesn't mean you will get pregnant right away, though. It is normal to try for u... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
First: get diagnosis: Part of the problem is that itching is a symptom of another problem. You could be itching from hormone changes, infection (yes, even if it is every m... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
About 30%: 25-30% of twin pregnancies will reduce to one naturally. In addition there is a 5% risk of loss after 20 weeks. I know that is scary but keep in min... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ovulation tests: Women with mrkh (absence of the vagina and uterus) still have normal ovaries and should still ovulate like normal in most instances. Ovulation test k... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Lots of reasons: Missing cycles is a common problem. Causes include pregnancy, hormone problems, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome among others. If you ha... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not likely: It is more likely due to the missed pill. But telling the difference can be hard. You should see your doctor to tell the difference.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: The alcohol that he drinks just makes it a bit harder to get pregnant. Everything in moderation though!
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not usually: Hot flushes can be caused by a number of things: thyroid disease, early ovarian failure, kidney diseases. If you are 23 and having hot flushes, you s... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pushing: The second stage is between becoming completely dilated and pushing the baby out. The first stage is getting to completely dilated. The third stage ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: While the waves of a microwave are very powerful, they don't go very far. So it is safe to use the microwave during pregnancy. Just don't get really ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: A lot of women don't feel so much sad as angry or scared during postpartum depression. If you are having anger that is getting in the way of your dai... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: It is perfectly safe to use deodorant in pregnancy.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain a few vitamins that you can take too much off. Vitamin a is the biggest concern. In addition, most vitamins contain iron wh... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Many things: We check your urine for a couple of reasons. First, infection. Uti's can be silent in pregnancy. Second, we check the glucose. If it is really high... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: I wish! there is not failsafe way to guess the sex of the baby. Studies have proven that shape of the bump, carrying high or low, heart rate high or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Every doctor is different but most doctors see patients for the first time between 8 and 10 weeks. If you have had prior complications in early pregn... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Depends: Sarcoidosis is a problem where several different parts of the body develop granulomas (small balls of immune cells). It's impact depends on where the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: For most women with normal, healthy pregnancies, flying in the third trimester is just fine. We generally tell women not to fly after 36 weeks. Afte... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Swelling!: When you double your blood volume in pregnancy, there is a lot of swelling. Some you see and some you don't. Swelling around the nerves in your wrist... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Fortunately, the immune system problem doesn't transfer to the baby. Hives are a skin problem found when your immune system attacks something you ate... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take throughout your entire pregnancy. Avoid Ibuprofen and Aspirin during pregnancy. Remember to also use other t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Who supports best: You should have the people who can support you best during labor and delivery. This is a time where you can't be worried about them. If that means ju... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the c... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: A good supportive bra is a wonderful thing! as long as they are comfortable, underwire bras are fine in pregnancy. There may come a time when the wir... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Less oxygen to baby: The nicotine and other substances in cigarettes do a number on the blood vessels in the body, making them smaller and decreasing the blood flow. The ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: There is little evidence that it causes problems in women. There are some studies of eye problems in animals. On the other hand, it treats HIV which... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr Bird is a highly knowledgable GYN specialist who has great judgment and a awarm bedside manner. I highly recommend her.
Jun 24, 2013
Great responses. Very impressive.
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. You gave me information I felt I could trust. I went and its negative, apparently my hormones are way out of balance. This taught me a lot ...Read More
HealthTap member
Very informative reply.... thank you! I had an u/s during the time ovary not paining me and norhing showed up. Doctor ran blood test for clotting factor disease. Don't have results yet. He will see me...Read More
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Thank you for the response. I saw a doctor about it and I'm waiting for test results for a possible cyst. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Oregon - Summer
2013
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