Genetic Testing – High-Risk Obstetrics
A certified genetics counselor can guide obstetrical patients through prenatal genetic testing. The genetic testing can help identify structural defects, genetic conditions and chromosomal disorders early in pregnancy. In addition to genetic testing, Emerson radiologists use Level 2 ultrasound, the most advanced level available, to screen for fetal abnormalities and pregnancy complications.
If needed, obstetrical patients can see maternal-fetal medicine specialists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Concord.
Support Services and Groups
Emerson Hospital offers lectures and classes on prenatal care, infant care, breastfeeding and more.
Services for women with high-risk pregnancies include the following options from our Tender Beginnings classes and support groups:
- New Mothers Group, in conjunction with First Connections – Join other new mothers and their babies who are also facing the challenges of these early months
- First Time Mothers Group
- Emotional Well Being Support Group: Creating hope and connections for women struggling with the adjustment to motherhood, anxiety or depression in the postpartum year.
Emerson’s Lund Community Health Library offers information that can help individuals understand and cope with the diagnosis of a medical condition and learn about the latest treatment methods. The library offers resources including medical journals, textbooks, health newsletters and medical videos. It also provides reliable scientific information about many complementary therapies. A medical librarian and a team of experienced and dedicated volunteers are available to help visitors.
Located on the second floor of the John Cuming Building, adjacent to the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke, the library is open to all members of the community. For more information, please call 978-287-3090.