COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Women's health center in south Miami-Dade County
Through all the different stages of life, Mercy Miami Hospital is committed to providing women with excellent medical care. We understand your healthcare needs are constantly changing, so we pride ourselves in offering high-quality women's health services. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat women.
To learn more about our women's health services or to schedule an appointment with a specialist, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (305) 285-2929.
Our women's health center at Mercy provides a full spectrum of services in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Our team of medical professionals—including physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, technologists, and pathologists—are all highly trained and certified, and all stand ready to provide the most comprehensive care.
We offer the following services for women's health:
Breast cancer is a leading health concern for women, and Mercy offers a wide range of breast health services in a comfortable, safe environment. Our digital mammography services, accredited by the American College of Radiology, maximize accuracy to provide patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Our gynecology unit is staffed with obstetricians and other specially trained medical professionals that provide care for overall female health. Gynecology focuses on the reproductive system and related conditions, such as incontinence, menopause, pelvic pain, cervical cancer and uterine cancer.
Our goal at Mercy is to provide exceptional prenatal care to expectant parents so they feel supported and prepared on their journey. We offer maternity classes on topics ranging childbirth preparation to breastfeeding and infant CPR. We want to provide your child with the best possible start to life by ensuring you feel involved and prepared for the birth of your baby.
Labor and delivery
More than 1,400 babies are born each year at Mercy. Our new, elegantly remodeled maternity wing offers private birthing suites and spacious, private postpartum suites with stunning views of Biscayne Bay. These specially designed suites, also known as labor and delivery rooms (LDRs), offer the latest technology in a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment for both mother and child to ensure the best possible experience with labor and childbirth.
Our team understands the importance of focusing on your and your baby's well-being after delivery and into the initial weeks of your life as a new mom or a mother of multiple children. We provide postpartum care immediately after childbirth, continuing after you leave the hospital and are learning to care for your baby at home. Our classes and services ensure that parents have access to information and support with newborn care.
Osteoporosis and bone density testing
Breaking a bone can be a painful and difficult recovery at any age, but it can be especially serious as you get older. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 10 million Americans already have some level of osteoporosis. Still, another 34 million people are at risk of developing osteoporosis, and it is estimated that approximately half of all women 50 years old and older will break a bone due to the disease.
Certain people are more likely to develop osteoporosis than others. Factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis and broken bones are called "risk factors."
Risk factors for osteoporosis include:
- Women 50 years and older
- Family history of osteoporosis and/or broken bones
- Small frame and/or thin build
- History of broken bones
- Low hormone levels
- Poor diet
- Inactive lifestyle
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Taking certain medications
- Testing positive for certain diseases and conditions, such as anorexia nervosa, rheumatoid arthritis or gastrointestinal diseases.