Pregnancy Care

Whether you’re planning for your first child or adding another bundle of joy to your growing family, we’re always prepared and delighted to be part of this exciting journey. To schedule your first visit, just give us a call and make an appointment. Your first visit may take a bit longer than subsequent ones. There’s a lot to learn! We’ll want to take a complete medical history and do some lab tests. This should take about 30 minutes or so. (Please arrive about 15 minutes early so we can get all the preliminary paperwork done in advance and keep you on schedule.) About a week after that, you’ll have another appointment for a complete pelvic exam and to answer any new questions you may have. The follow-up visits won’t be as long, but as you get closer to your due date, we’ll want to see you more often. At any visit, please don’t hesitate to let the doctor or nurse know if you have any questions or concerns. The better we know your needs, the more effectively we can help you.

Our providers deliver at two hospitals, Fairview Southdale and Ridgeview Medical Center.


Dates for the upcoming childbirth prep classes

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Saturday, February 17th 12-3 p.m.

Saturday, March 3rd 12-3 p.m.

Monday, March 5th 6-9 p.m.

Monday, April 16th 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 21st 12-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 19th 12-3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23rd 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 9th 12-3 p.m.

Monday, June 11th 6-9 p.m.


Dates for the upcoming breastfeeding classes

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February 17th at OBGYN West’s Eden Prairie office from 3-4:30 p.m

March 3rd at OBGYN West’s Eden Prairie office from 3-4:30 p.m

April 21st at OBGYN West’s Eden Prairie office from 3-4:30 p.m

May 19th at OBGYN West’s Eden Prairie office from 3-4:30 p.m

June 9th at OBGYN West’s Eden Prairie office from 3-4:30 p.m.

Our pregnancy services

Below is a list of many of the pregnancy services we offer at OBGYN West. We invite you to click through the list for more information, and to schedule an appointment if you wish to make use of any of our services.

Childbirth Prep classes: Learn more about how to prepare for delivery, including helpful information about epidurals, pain management, and stages of labor. We offer weekend and weekday classes.

Basics of Breastfeeding classes: Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, how to keep track, and useful tips for after the birth.

Family planning: We provide professional counsel and guidance to help you reach the desired number of children you want, and assist in spacing your pregnancies, using contraceptive methods and infertility treatment, if necessary, among others.

Pre-conception counseling: We offer risk assessments for potential pregnancy complications and methods to help mitigate or eliminate these factors. We will also assess other general risks to your potential pregnancy.

Reproductive medicine: Our physicians can offer medicine that can help deal with preventing and diagnosing, as well as managing reproductive problems, allowing you to have children as you choose.

Infertility testing and treatment: With over 6 million women estimated to be infertile, we offer extensive diagnostics and potential treatments, based on your factors. Please read more about our options for you here.

Pregnancy test: To provide peace of mind, we offer testing to help conclusively determine if you are pregnant. You can learn more about our testing options here.

Prenatal care and testing: As a method of preventative healthcare, our nurses and surgeons can provide regular checkups to help identify potential health problems during your pregnancy, to protect both mother and child. Learn more here.

Ectopic pregnancy: In the event of an ectopic pregnancy, also known as a tubal pregnancy, you will be in need of our OBGYN West physicians immediately to ensure your health and your baby’s health are taken care of. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments we offer here.

High-risk pregnancy: In the case of a pregnancy with many complications, we have experienced physicians and surgeons to guide you through the pregnancy and delivery. Schedule an appointment today.

Amniocentesis screening: To test for genetic disorders or chromosome abnormalities, we offer this prenatal test.

Hypertension in pregnancy: Also known as gestational hypertension, this is one of the more common medical problems in pregnancy. Learn more about our treatment options today.

Nuchal translucency screening: We use this screening test to determine if your child will possibly have DS or other chromosomal abnormalities, including congenital heart problems.

Placenta previa: If your placenta is lying low to your uterus or covers your cervix, this can be a potentially harmful situation for both you and the baby. Request an appointment today.

Miscarriage/fetal demise: In the tragic case of a miscarriage, there is a wide array of steps that need to be taken. You are not alone; we can help.

Management of gestational diabetes: We provide various methods to handle and deal with diabetes during pregnancy. We invite you to learn more about our methods here.

Fetal monitoring: During the pregnancy, we provide many opportunities to monitor your baby’s development and answer any questions. Learn more here.

Labor and delivery care: Our OBGYN physicians and assistants have handled thousands of deliveries. You are in good hands at OBGYN West if you choose us for your delivery. Learn more about our facilities here.

Evercord: Your baby’s cord blood is an incredible resource.  Cord blood is the blood that is left in the umbilical cord after your baby is born. This blood contains valuable stem cells. When you decide to bank your baby’s cord blood, these stem cells are collected at your delivery and cryopreserved in a secure facility in the event your family needs them in the future.

There is an Evercord Video labeled “Lifeline” on this link


Birthing options: We provide more in-depth information about the birthing options available. You can read more about those options here and schedule an appointment if necessary.

Pre-term birth: Also known as premature birth, our experienced physicians and surgeons have had the necessary experience to guide you through this unexpected process and provide the best possible outcome. Learn more about premature labor and pre-term birth here.

Inducing labor: In some cases, it may be necessary to ripen your cervix and induce labor. Learn more about why this may be necessary and how this can be done here.

Low birth weight: If your baby is born with a lower weight than is expected, it may be necessary to keep your baby in the hospital for additional screening to ensure her safety and health. Read more about what can be done here.

Cesarean section (C-section): Defined as the delivery of the baby through a surgical incision in the abdomen and uterus, a C-section can be scheduled in advance or may have to be done because of unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about the procedure and recovery here.

Postpartum care: It is important for mothers to take care of themselves after birth. We provide evidence-based care to make sure you have a successful recovery. Learn more here about why postpartum care is important.

Management of postpartum depression: Therapy may be necessary if you find yourself suffering from what is colloquially known as post-baby blues. Your mental health is important, which is why we offer different treatment and management options, including psychotherapy and antidepressants. You can learn more right here.

Learn more about our pregnancy services; contact us today.

Dear Dr. Teigen and the other OBGYN West staff,

We wanted to take a moment to say how thankful we are for everything you have done for us. On January 20th you helped welcomed our first baby girl into the world. Sweet, little Annabelle was supposed to be a Valentine’s baby and ended up arriving a month early. We actually got to take her home on my birthday! She is happy, healthy and definitely keeping us busy.

You have all been so wonderful and helpful during my numerous pregnancy visits and we truly appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone is.

Please help yourselves to a treat on us and thank you thank you THANK YOU!!

Dr. English is a great fertility doctor! He has a lot of knowledge & cheerfulness mixed with the perfect amount of awkward nerdiness that puts me at ease during my appts. I am a scientist to awkward nerdiness is what I do best. I typically do not prefer male OBGYNs, but the male staff here is awesome!

I love Dr. Stecher. I followed her to this practice. She was kind, efficient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an OBGYN. She did an incredible job on my surgery!

Dr. Weinrich is a fabulous Doctor. I had a number of procedures done by him that required hospital stays. He spent a great deal of time with me making sure that I understood everything clearly. He is personable, and competent. I would recommend him to any of my friends without hesitation. Only good things to say about him.

I love OBGYN West. Dr. Toft is caring and an excellent listener. I have been coming here for years. All the nurses, techs, PAs- everyone is always so nice and upbeat. Thank god when I switched insurance OBGYN West was still in my network!

I feel like I really matter when I visit Dr. Teigen. He understands what my needs are and how to best go about treatments. I don’t ever feel pressured. I feel optimistic about my future fertility issues, general health and well-being because of him. I am very thankful for the knowledge and professionalism that he shows.

I have been incredibly please with Dr. Larson. Her knowledge of me and my health is beyond impressive. I really feel that she had my best interest in mind and truly listens to me. The second I hear that someone is looking for an OB, I can’t wait to tell her how amazing Dr. Larson is.

My sister and I both see Dr. Johnson & have for many years. We both work in the medical prof. and have very high expectations. She exceeds our expectations. Dr. Johnson shows genuine interest in me as a patient & is also willing to engage in small talk about what’s going on in your life.

Dr. Heegaard is one of the most thorough and caring doctors around. He spends as much time as needed with you and makes you feel at ease. I just can’t say enough good things about him. You cannot go wrong seeing him.

Wonderful OB; he delivered my second baby. He is wonderful doctor who listens and is extremely knowledgeable. He makes an effort to deliver his own patients which I appreciate. He is confident and reassuring. I would highly recommend him.

Dr. English is very focused on his patients. He is very knowledgeable, kind & attentive. Exactly what a worried pregnant woman needs! I always feel important when I come to an appointment with him. I transferred from a different clinic to keep Doctor English as my provider.