The Family Birth Place at St. Elizabeth Healthcare has an experienced and dedicated staff of professionals. Obstetricians and pediatricians who are trained to respond to emergencies are available around the clock, providing backup for your private physicians. Anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day to provide you with anesthesia services. If your condition should require delivery by cesarean, the staff and technology needed are immediately available. In addition, Maternal Fetal Specialists are available for consultation as needed.
St Elizabeth Edgewood is a designated baby-friendly hospital with a dedicated lactation department, offering a full range of services. While all registered nurses in the Family Birth Place receive extensive training in breastfeeding assistance, Certified Lactation Consultants are also available for additional support and education.
During your newborn's first weeks, baby weight checks and telephone consultations are available at (859) 301-2631. Lactation Consultants are available in the Family Birth Place at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.
In addition, the Women’s Wellness Boutique, located at Edgewood, carries a full line of nursing bras, breast pumps and other nursing supplies. Every thing you will need for nursing is available in one place. For more information call (859) 301-6200.
Genetic Counselors are healthcare professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic Counselors work as members of the healthcare team, providing information and support to families who have questions or concerns about birth defects or genetic disorders, and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. We identify families at potential risk and offer testing options to determine a diagnosis, interpret genetic test results and information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence, and review available management options with the family.
At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we offer genetic counseling in the following areas:
- Early Screen (First Trimester Screening for Down syndrome, Trisomy 18/13 and heart defects)
- Chronic villus sampling
- Carrier Screening (cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, thalassema)
- Maternal serum screening
- Birth defects, such as cleft lip or congenital heart disease
- Ultrasound anomalies, advanced maternal age, abnormal maternal serum screening
- Genetic diseases affecting children and adults such as cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, and muscular dystrophy
- Infertility, stillbirth, infant deaths or more than one miscarriage
- Family or personal history of breast, ovarian, colon or other rare cancers
- Diseases that “run in the family” such as cancer, schizophrenia, manic depression, muscle disorders, and certain heart conditions
Genetic Counselors also provide supportive counseling to families, serve as patient advocates and refer individuals and families to appropriate community or state support services. We serve as educators and resources for other healthcare professionals as well as the general public.
For more information or for an appointment, please call Women’s Outpatient Services at (859) 301-2445.