We provide the full range of obstetrical care. This includes care for couples seeking very low intervention “natural childbirth”, to couples with high-risk pregnancies.
We are passionate about supporting women wishing to have a low intervention birth experience. We are supportive of our patients working with Doulas in order to attempt to have a medication-free birth. We encourage our patients to be actively involved in their labor and delivery process by remaining ambulatory as much as possible. We also support all laboring and pushing positions.
We have a lot of experience with all types of high risk pregnancies. We have a special interest in and subsequently have significant experience with women who have experienced multiple miscarriages, preterm labor, twin pregnancies, IVF pregnancies, pregnancies with immunological and blood clotting disorders.
We have a specialized clinic, the Freyja Early Pregnancy Loss Clinic where couples with so-called “unexplained infertility and miscarriages” is explained and treated. In that clinic, we go beyond the traditional workup and treatment and where we, using our unique integrative approach, balance your hormones and immune system which usually is the underlying cause of the problem.
Please also print and fill out the “New OB Questionnaire” and bring it with you to your first visit.
If you are a new OB patient, please call the office to make your first appointment. All future appointments can be made conveniently online.
Dr Rydfors received his Medical degree and specialization training from Stanford University Medical Center where he is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr Rydfors has extensive experience in the workup and treatment of unexplained infertility and unexplained early pregnancy losses (Miscarriages) and has created a clinic, the Freyja Early Pregnancy Loss Clinic, where he and Dr Swiersz offers these services. Over many years, within this clinic, Dr Rydfors has developed with Dr Swiersz, the Freyja protocol®, a successful multidisciplinary and integrative program to prevent recurrent miscarriages and to solve unexplained Infertility, which attracts patients from all over the US. He is the initial creator and current Co-Author of the popular “Handbook in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility,” now in its sixth edition, the main handbook used by the majority of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in training in the US. Dr Rydfors is fluent in French, Spanish, Swedish and is proficient in Mandarin as well as other languages.
Dr. Mary Pravdin is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has extensive experience in high risk obstetrics and fertility treatment. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles and her specialization training from Kaiser Medical Center in
San Francisco. Her special interests are infertility, high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecology. She has conducted research in Reproductive Endocrinology and presented her findings at several medical conferences. She strives to practice in a compassionate and nonjudgmental style and finds an individualized approach to care for each patient. She is well known for her warmth and outstanding bedside manners. Dr Pravdin is fluent in Russian and also speaks some French and Spanish. She lives on the Peninsula and in her spare time, Dr Pravdin enjoys tavel, reading, dancing, and
spending time with her husband, 2 kids and their cat.
Dr. Lori Bluvas is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been in private practice on the Peninsula since 1999. During her career, she has participated in over 2000 births and has played a major role in the growth and success of Sequoia Hospital’s Birthing Center. She is an advocate of minimally- invasive surgery for gynecologic conditions and is skilled in advanced laparoscopic procedures. Born in Omaha, NE and raised in Mankato, MN, Dr. Bluvas attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she received undergraduate degrees in both Human Biology and Women Studies. She then returned to the midwest for medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota. While there, she was appointed to serve as Chief Resident at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and received the Distinguished Teaching Award from her medical students and junior residents. In private practice, she continues her role as educator and strives to apply common sense and compassion to the medical and personal concerns other patients. She has been a member of the professional staff at Sequoia Hospital for over ten years and frequently receives referrals from her fellow physicians and health care professionals. Outside of her medical practice, Dr. Bluvas enjoys spending time with her children Jacob and Anna who were both born at Sequoia Hospital.
Dr Swiersz received her Medical training from Loyola Medical School in Chicago and her Specialization training at the Kaiser foundation in Oakland. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford Medical Center and thereafter started the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at the Palo Alto Medical foundation in Palo Alto. After having worked there for over 15 years, she chose to come to the Freyja Clinic and start their IVF program in order to complement their already existing strong fertility program. As a seasoned Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr Swiersz has extensive experience in reproductive issues and with In-Vitro-Fertilization. She provides individualized and compassionate care for all forms of fertility issues and offers egg freezing as well as in vitro fertilization services.
Beyond this, she also has a strong interest in understanding and explaining unexplained infertility and miscarriages. She is a co-creator of the Freyja Early Pregnancy Loss Clinic, where she and Dr Rydfors offers these services. Over many years, within this clinic, they have developed the Freyja protocol®, a successful multidisciplinary and integrative program to prevent recurrent miscarriage.