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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Maternity

From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The ChristianaCare Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

Pregnancy Testing

Woman Checking Pregnancy Test Kit

From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The ChristianaCare Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

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Center for Reproductive Testing

Our expertise and access to research and technology enable us to provide many women’s health services that are not widely available in Delaware.

Comprehensive birth control counseling

We offer a wide range of contraception options and can match the best method of contraception to your medical and social needs. In addition, we specialize in contraception consultations for women with serious medical conditions.

Confidential, safe, welcoming

Your privacy is important to us. We are located steps away from the main hospital at the Christiana campus, and services are available by appointment. Our office provides an intimate, confidential, welcoming atmosphere that emphasizes dignity and respect for all women. We provide comprehensive counseling for patients considering pregnancy and contraception options.

Nationally recognized

We were selected as the first U.S. community hospital and the only hospital in Delaware to be designated as a Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program Site. This program enhances family-planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the U.S. and Canada.

Financial assistance is available

We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured patients. Our practice has access to the Justice Fund, which provides partial financial assistance, based on a formula tied to the federal poverty level, to women who are unable to pay fully for their care.

Maternal and Fetal Testing

To evaluate the health of a pregnancy and fetus, many types of prenatal test can be performed.

What are the risks and benefits of an ultrasound?

Fetal ultrasound has no known risks other than mild discomfort due to pressure from the transducer on the abdomen or in the vagina. No radiation is used during the procedure.

Transvaginal ultrasound requires covering the ultrasound transducer in a plastic or latex sheath, which may cause a reaction in women with a latex allergy.

Fetal ultrasound is sometimes offered in non medical settings to provide keepsake images or videos for parents. While the ultrasound procedure itself is considered safe, it is possible that untrained personnel may give parents false assurances about their baby’s well-being, or perhaps an abnormality may be missed. Having ultrasound done by trained medical personnel who can correctly interpret findings is recommended. Talk with your doctor or midwife if you have questions.

Center for Reproductive Health

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive family planning.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Pregnancy options counseling and surgical services.
  • Counseling on emergency contraception.
  • Adolescent reproductive health care.
  • Management of miscarriage and fetal anomaly.
  • Sterilization services, including tubal ligation and tubal occlusion.

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