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Dr. Megan Bird

Obstetrics and Gynecology
West Linn, OR
20 years experience female

Locations

LMG Women's Specialties

West Linn, OR

Address

21810 Wilamette Dr, West Linn, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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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
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

335 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
I : I would take your medication. Thyroid disease in pregnancy is concerning. 5 is not terribly high but is not ideal for pregnancy. It is safe to take ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Good, : Good, but complicated question. Lets go back just a bit. The lining of the uterus is what builds and then sheds with your period. With seasonique o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will stay in your system at least three months. Taking other pills or medications doesn't change that unfortunatel... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Same place: Usually we go in the same place. But you are right, there is scar tissue there which can affect healing. We usually remove the scar at the time of a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Placebo Pills: The last week of pills are placebo pills. These don't have medication in them. They are there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day. Usu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
She should see a doc: About 15% of women get some bleeding after menopause. However it should be looked into. Most of the time it is due to thining of the uterus, polyps (a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Cyclo progynova is a hormone replacement pill with estrogen pills and estrogen/progesterone pills. Like any hormones it can have side effects: nausea... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Plan b can prevent a lot of unplanned pregnancies but it is not 100%. It is less effective the longer time goes by and if you don't take both pills. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Taking hormones and being transgender does not affect your ability to donate bone marrow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: Plan b has a high level of Progesterone in it. Sometimes the high dose can make you spot. Although i never say never when it comes to possible pregna... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: It is okay to be in the same room. Transmission of toxo requires touch. As long as you avoid touching the litter box/feces you should be fine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably: If your period started june 10th then you would have been on day 8 when you had sex. That would be pretty early to be ovulating (usually around day 14... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
It can be: Implanon has Progesterone in it. The lining of the uterus that normally builds up and then sheds doesn't with progesterone. With progesterone, the l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: In most hospitals they will test the mom's and baby's blood to determine how much you need (if any). You only need Rhogam if you are rh negative and ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Most likely yes!: Uncooked egg can care diseases like salmonella. This causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. So if you haven't gotten that from your caesar salad, you... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Nope: Hellp syndrome is specific to pregnancy. Certainly there are liver and blood problems that may look like hellp but aren't in non-pregnant people. By ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not common: I wouldn't say common. In normal 40 year old women, about 5% per month will get pregnant if they have intercourse at midcycle unprotected. Compare t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Blood changes: First of all, most pregnant women are not really anemic. We use different definitions of anemia (low blood count) when pregnant. But their blood coun... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
High risk: Coumadin is a category x which means that it is clear it causes problems. This includes central nervous system defects, spontaneous abortion, stillbi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: We recommend you continue your prenatal vitamins or a multivitamin while breast feeding. That helps you recover from your delivery fastest while still... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
You shouldn't: First, it is safe to have sex for most women during pregnancy. But it isn't an obligation. For many women, interest in sex is closely tied to how we... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
High risk Doctor: This is a really good question. If you have diabetes that requires a pump, you should be seeing a maternal-fetal medicine doctor (also called a perina... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Minimal: Most women have no side effects. Some have a little discomfort at the site of the injection. Others feel fatigued for a day or so. That is normal. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: In general we tell women to take prenatals for 6 months or until you stop breastfeeding. I know that a lot of women have nausea or upset stomach with ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Some do.: Every body is different which means that every vagina is different too. Some women feel a difference in how their body looks and feels after a baby. ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Fosfomycin is effective against certain types of bacteria. Every bacteria is sensitive to some antibiotics and resistant to others. Your doctor is ch... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
See your doctor: After a pregnancy it takes 4-6 weeks for the uterus to shrink back down to regular size and for the cervix to close up. Before that you are at risk of... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
It is: Part of the postpartum changes you go through is a rapid change in hormones. The estrogen and Progesterone that were surging through your pregnancy s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Fluids and fiber: First, keep your stool soft with lots of fluids and fiber. If needed a stool softener can be used (something like docusate). If needed, preparation h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: There are a few increased risks if you are overweight including a higher risk of infection and slower healing of the cesarean wound. To help yourself... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Regular meals: Morning sickness seems to be worse the longer you go between meals. Try eating small meals regularly throughout the day, including a healthy snack be... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes!: In the first trimester, nausea can keep you up at all times. Sometimes in the second trimester women have hormone changes that lead to insomnia for n... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Find support: Find support from friends and family. There are online sites for new parents and support groups in almost every town. Be honest about what you need, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding while pregnant isn't ideal but it can be safe if you adjust your diet a little. You will need to add some calories to account for both ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Practice contraction: Braxton hicks contractions can happen at anytime during your pregnancy. They tend to be milder and more irregular than the contractions you get during... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
They can be: Blood clots in your leg or lungs can be a problem for both you and your baby. If you develop clots in the lungs it can decrease the amount of oxygen ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Muscle stretching: The round ligament goes from the top of your uterus down to the low pelvic wall. The round ligament has a muscle in it that stretches when you walk, m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Get stable first: Thyroid conditions are common. They don't necessarily mean problems during pregnancy if your condition is treated adequately before and during pregna... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes!: Anorexia in the past is not a barrier to pregnancy. It does mean that you need to be careful about your eating habits during pregnancy since we will w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes, very normal.: A lot of partners worry that sex will start labor or hurt the baby. In addition, they may look at you differently now that you are pregnant. Normally... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
YES!: Pregnancy is a time full of hormone changes, increased stress, and lack of sleep. All of these contribute to mood swings. It it really normal to fee... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Making decisions: Diagnostic testing has risks. It also has benefits: it helps us know if there are specific problems with your pregnancy. The real benefit is what yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
6-12 months: This depends on how old you are to start with. If you are < 35 years old and healthy you should wait a year before getting too worried. If you are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
12 weeks: There are really two types of people when it comes to this. The first is your close family or friends. The people who would love and support you if... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: There are a lot of creams and ointments for use on scars or stretch marks. These are safe to use in pregnancy. Be aware that stretch marks will get ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Birth control pills: Pcos is a poorly understood syndrome. The best way to control the irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and abnormal hair growth is to suppress the e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Get information: The reality is we never know if the decisions we make turn out for the very best. We can't. But we can make the best decisions with the information ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: The current recommendation is that Amitriptyline is safe in pregnancy and first line therapy for depression in pregnancy. Be sure to continue any med... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
It can be.: Some food are just unappetizing during pregnancy. Unfortunately, if you are finding vegetables less than tasty, it can affect your health. Try diffe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Any you need to!: You should see your OB or midwife during your pregnancy regularly. You should see any other provider you need to as well. If you have any chronic med... Read More

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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.
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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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