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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Women's Health

 

Department of Women's Health

Women's Health

The Department of Women's Health includes the Women’s Health Clinic (OB/GYN), Labor and Delivery Unit, Mother-Baby Unit and Special Care Nursery. The Department of Women's Health product line provides a wide spectrum of health care by obstetrical and gynecological specialty physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nationaly certified obstetrical registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants and administrative staff.

The Women's Health Clinic provides a multitude of educational classes to include Breastfeeding, Childbirth Preparation and Daddy Boot Camp. For wellness classes, please see our current schedule.

Women's Health Calendar of Events: Includes dates for classes about: Breastfeeding, Childbirth Preparation and Daddy Boot Camp. For additional wellness classes please see our current schedule.

Lactation Services : Includes Lactation Support Services Available for Breastfeeding Mothers.

Women’s Health Clinic (OB/GYN)

A Building (Visitor’s Entrance), 3rd Floor
Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.
270-798-8151

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New OB patients, excluding Active Duty Members, must have a referral from a primary care provider. The referral should reference a positive quantitive pregnancy test, number of weeks gestation at time of referral, and any known OB risk factors prior to being scheduled a new OB orientation appointment.

When attending appointments, patients are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment. This allows time for check-in and screening prior to the appointment and maximize time with the provider. All patients must present their DoD ID cards at check-in. Please arrange for child care prior to OB/GYN appointments. Unattended children are not allowed in the hospital.

We Provide Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy: Centering Pregnancy is a multifaceted model of group care that integrates the three major components of care: health assessment, education, and support, into a unified program within a group setting. Eight to twelve women with similar gestational ages meet together, learning care skills, participating in a facilitated discussion, and developing a support network with other group members.
Through this unique model of care, women are empowered to choose health-promoting behaviors. Health outcomes for pregnancies, specifically increased birth weight and gestational age of mothers that deliver preterm, and the satisfaction expressed by both the women and their providers, support the effectiveness of this model for the delivery of care.

Centering

 

To make an appointment for the Women's Health/OBGYN Clinic, Call 270-798-4677, select option 6 for Women's Health. You will be asked to choose from options 1 through 7. Select the option that best fits your needs.

Press 1: To schedule an OB appointment
Press 2: Assigned to Group Harmony and would like to speak to your Triage Nurse or leave a message for your provider
Press 3: Assigned to Group Serenity and would like to speak to your Triage Nurse or leave a message for your provider
Press 4: Assigned to Group Tranquility and would like to speak to your Triage Nurse or leave a message for your provider
Press 5: To speak to an Advice Nurse (if you are not a member of a group practice and you would like to talk to a Triage Nurse)
Press 6: To schedule a GYN appointment to include repeat pap smears, LEEP, Colposcopy or active duty profile concerns
Press 7: For all OB/GYN surgical needs to include pre-surgery and post-surgery questions
Press 0: To repeat prompts

Patients are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment. This allows time for check-in and screening prior to the appointment and maximizes time with the provider. All patients must present their ID cards at check-in. Please arrange for child care prior to OB/GYN appointments. Unattended children are not allowed in the hospital.

After Hours Pregnancy Related Medical Care
Patients with pregnancy related medical concerns who are less than 20 weeks pregnant should report to the Emergency Center for evaluation. Patients with pregnancy related medical concerns who are more than 20 weeks pregnant should report to the Labor and Delivery Unit. 

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Labor and Delivery Unit
Location: A Building, 2nd Floor
270-798-8090

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Inpatient OB care is provided on the Labor and Delivery Unit. During delivery, Families are welcome; however only children siblings of the newborn are allowed on the Labor and Delivery ward. A designated support person must accompany children at all times.

Mother-Baby Unit
Location: A Building, 2nd Floor
270-798-8090

The Mother-Baby Unit provides family-centered maternity and newborn care while meeting the individual needs of the mother and baby with minimum disruption and separation. The newborns remain with their mothers while receiving care on the Mother-Baby Unit. The Unit has a Special Care Nursery that provides Level 1 care to newborns requiring close observation. It is recommended that children visits with newborns are limited to only siblings with a designated support person. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Lactation Services

Breastfeeding Class - Conducted by a Certified Lactation Consultant. Class content will equip participants with the knowledge and tips on how to be successful with exclusive breastfeeding. To schedule a class, call 270-798-8151.

MOM and ME - We offer a postpartum breastfeeding support group that meets every Monday on the Mother/Baby Unit from 1300-1500. No appointment is necessary. Participants are able to meet with a lactation consultant and socialize with other breastfeeding moms and discuss breastfeeding concerns.

Lactation Outpatient Clinic Appointments - Having difficulties or concerns with breastfeeding? Call the Appointment Line at 270-798-4677 or 931-431-4677 to request and schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant.

Stork Parking for Expecting Mothers
Expecting mothers at 36 weeks pregnant or more are authorized to use a special "Stork Pass" which allows them to park in marked "Stork Parking" spots near the hospital. The pass is authorized for appointments only and expires on the expiration date written on the pass. The expiration can be extended if necessary. If eligible for a pass, please visit the OB/GYN clinic for more details.

We are excited to provide you and your Family with a remarkable experience as you entrust us with your health care.