Prenatal Care at Premier Health

We begin caring for you and your baby long before you feel your first contractions. Prenatal care helps you and your baby stay healthy during your pregnancy. We also offer genetic counseling before conception and during pregnancy.

Prenatal Services to Help You Prepare

You’re excited about your pregnancy and looking forward to that special day. Now’s the time to begin caring for your baby with regular visits to your OB/GYN or specialist. Our physicians and specialists provide comprehensive prenatal care to help you and your baby stay healthy during pregnancy. We can also detect many potential health problems that might arise so we can help you manage them. Premier offers the only high-risk maternity center.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program

Premier Health has the only maternal-fetal medicine facility of its kind in the entire region. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program is an internationally-recognized center of excellence. We have five board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists who are available 24/7.

Offered through:  Miami Valley Hospital

Preeclampsia Screening: Your Prenatal Health

Preeclampsia is a condition that affects 2 to 8 percent of all pregnancies, and can lead to serious health problems for both the mother and the baby. The condition usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and is marked by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal, fetal, and infant illness. For the baby, preeclampsia can disrupt blood flow to the placenta, depriving the fetus of oxygen and food. This may cause premature birth as well as poor fetal growth.

Early diagnosis is important to managing preeclampsia. However, prevention or at least delaying the onset of preeclampsia is the best solution.  The good news is that there is now a way to test for it early in a pregnancy. 

Miami Valley Hospital's Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound, and Genetics Department offers patients preeclampsia screening at 11 to 13 weeks of pregnancy, during the first trimester. We are the first in the Dayton area to offer such screening to expectant mothers. Screening early in pregnancy helps us to detect most of the women who are at risk.  Treatment with low-dose aspirin in those women can significantly reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia.  Additionally, knowing the signs and risk factors, and consulting with your doctor, you can better manage this condition and have a healthy birth.

If you are interested in a preeclampsia screening, talk to your doctor about a referral to Miami Valley Hospital's Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound and Genetics department.  We can be reached at Miami Valley Hospital at (937) 208-2516 and Miami Valley Hospital South at 424-9804

Multiple Miracles Program

Our Multiple Miracles program is designed specifically for the needs and risks for mothers carrying more than one fetus.  It brings together evidenced-based best practice and clinical Maternal-Fetal Medicine experience into a comprehensive clinic that provides services, testing, treatment and advice built around you.

Learn more about the Multiple Miracles program.

Expert Genetic Counseling When You Need It

If you’re concerned about the possibility of your baby having an abnormality, genetic counseling can help. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized experience in medical genetics and counseling. They provide information and support to families at risk for having a child with a birth defect, mental retardation or a genetic condition.

Genetic counselors:

  • Identify risks
  • Investigate possible conditions
  • Analyze inheritance patterns
  • Determine recurrence risks
  • Review available options with you and your family
  • Act as advocates for you and your family

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital

Our Network of Physicians

To help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby we support you with Dayton area physicians.

Premier Health gives you access to specialists in these and other related disciplines:

  • OB/GYN
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • High-risk perinatalogy (high-risk pregnancy)
  • Neonatalogy (care for newborns)

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Content Updated: April 12, 2018

These Premier Health locations offer Maternity Services.
Each location may offer different or additional services, so contact a location below to learn more about the specific services they offer.
One Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
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Visit one of the above locations for contact information, or browse the Premier Health Directory.
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