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.
Prior to your first visit to us, please print out the “Welcome to Pregnancy handout” which will give you information about your pregnancy as well as provide answers to common questions that will come up.
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 Professor. Dr Rydfors has extensive experience in high risk Obstetrics, advanced fertility treatment and treatment of recurrent miscarriages. Over the last 30 years, Dr Rydfors has developed a successful multidisciplinary program to prevent recurrent miscarriages which attracts patients from all over the US. His interests include also autism prevention in pregnancy. 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 all Obstetricians and Gynecologists in training in the US. He was the founder of OBOnTheGo and EmbraceHerHealth which made the most complete medical grade pregnancy Mobile Apps when they came out and currently is a co-founder of EverDoc where powerful AI and Machine Learning is being used to optimize medical care. He is the Chief Medical Advisor for the American Pregnancy Association and acts as a Medical Advisor for several Silicon Valley Companies. He is the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor, Marquis who’s who in the world and Patient’s Choice award. 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 Mimi Wang received both her undergraduate and Medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She subsequently went on to receive her specialization training at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles where she conducted research in preeclampsia that was presented at a medical conference. At the end of her training, she received the American Association of Gynecologist Laparoscopists’ Special Resident Award for her surgical skills. Dr Wang is warm and engaging, and was originally drawn to obstetrics because it provides a wonderful opportunity to follow women throughout one of the most life-changing events of their lives. She enjoys working with and supporting women who are trying to conceive. She also enjoys providing continuous care to women with all kinds gynecological issues. Dr Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Spanish.
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.