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:
- Bed Rest Loaner Kit – Childbirth preparation videos and books and a follow-up home visit with a childbirth instructor
- Getting Ready for Multiples – A class for women expecting twins, triplets or more
- New Mothers Group
- MOMS: Mothers Offering Mothers Support – Volunteer program where experienced mothers offer new mothers support.
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 Bethke Cancer Center, the library is open to all members of the community. For more information, please call 978-287-3090.