Norton Women’s Care

Norton Women’s Care

News and insights from the name more women choose for delivering their babies. Norton Women’s Care offers a range of services focused on the health and wellness of women at all stages of life — adolescence, pregnancy, motherhood, midlife and beyond.

Womens Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine offers outreach clinics to serve patients throughout Kentucky

Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine offers outreach clinics to serve patients throughout Kentucky

The Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine team provides pregnancy care for women carrying multiples, facing premature labor, or experiencing maternal hypertension, diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions. Our dedicated team also provides diagnosis and counseling for fetal abnormalities and inherited conditions. Outreach clinics To better serve patients throughout Kentucky and surrounding states, we offer outreach clinics. Women …

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Womens Dedicated phone line for OB/GYN appointments

Dedicated phone line for OB/GYN appointments

Norton Medical Group has established a dedicated phone number for providers or patients to arrange OB/GYN care. For new or follow-up OB/GYN appointments, providers and patients can call (502) 629-4GYN (4496). A coordinator will ensure that the proper appointment is scheduled. Appointments the same day and next day are available.  

Womens Providers’ frequently asked questions about the Norton Women’s Care Maternal Opiate Substance Treatment (MOST) Program

Providers’ frequently asked questions about the Norton Women’s Care Maternal Opiate Substance Treatment (MOST) Program

The Maternal Opiate Substance Treatment (MOST) Program is an addiction treatment program designed specifically for pregnant women with a substance abuse disorder. The program is designed to reduce the stigma for pregnant women with substance use disorders by providing prenatal and addiction treatment in the same clinic serving other women with high-risk pregnancies. Below are …

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Pediatrics Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D.

Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D.

Lisa A. Norfleet, M.D., is an OB/GYN with Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She cares for women with high-risk pregnancies admitted to the hospital, providing consultations and emergency care. Dr. Norfleet earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville, where she completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency. Dr. Norfleet also has an MBA in health …

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Womens A pioneer in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

A pioneer in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Jonathan H. Reinstine, M.D. has been a pioneer bringing new pelvic gynecologic surgical techniques to patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana. He performed some of the earliest laparoscopic hysterectomies in 1991. Dr. Reinstine, an OB/GYN  with Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Part of Norton Women’s Care. was at the leading edge in developing laparoscopic …

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Womens No-cost breastfeeding support for moms

No-cost breastfeeding support for moms

By Maggie Roetker Breastfeeding may come easy for some, but others struggle. Some of mothers’ biggest concerns are about latching on, supply, whether baby is eating enough, and issues with the breast including mastitis, engorgement and clogged ducts. If patients have a MyNortonChart account, they have access to face-to-face secure video visits with a provider for breastfeeding help …

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Womens Certified nurse midwife’s interest in labor and delivery grew during her training

Certified nurse midwife’s interest in labor and delivery grew during her training

Bianca G. Weaver, certified nurse midwife, initially thought she would study to be a physician, but as she realized that she wanted to help patients in the hospital more and provide long-term care, she changed her course of studies. Eventually, she chose to be a nurse practitioner who specializes in midwifery. As a certified nurse …

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Pediatrics Services treat pregnant women with substance use disorders and their babies

Services treat pregnant women with substance use disorders and their babies

The opiate epidemic has changed the face of prenatal and perinatal care, and Norton Healthcare has special programs in place to help mother and child confront drug-related health issues. The Norton Maternal Opiate and Substance Treatment (MOST) Program is designed to reduce the stigma for pregnant women with substance use disorders by providing prenatal and …

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Womens Treating endometriosis pain

Treating endometriosis pain

Treating the pain associated with endometriosis usually requires a combination of surgical and medical interventions. There are now several medications on the market that can be used. The newest is Orilissa (elagolix), which is indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration …

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Womens Welcome Kris E. Barnsfather, M.D. to Norton Gynecology Specialists

Welcome Kris E. Barnsfather, M.D. to Norton Gynecology Specialists

Kris E. Barnsfather, M.D. is the newest board-certified OB/GYN to join Norton Gynecology Specialists – Shelbyville. Dr. Barnsfather’s obstetric services include care during pregnancy, including some high-risk pregnancies; delivery and postpartum care. Her gynecologic services include contraception; fertility counseling and treatments; well woman exams; treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal Pap smears, polycystic ovarian syndrome …

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Pediatrics Update on antenatal corticosteroids in women at risk for preterm delivery

Update on antenatal corticosteroids in women at risk for preterm delivery

Liggins and Howie’s landmark paper in 1972 demonstrated that a single course of corticosteroids given to women at risk for preterm delivery reduced the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome and mortality in the offspring. After almost 50 years and a plethora of studies, the optimal timing of corticosteroid remains unclear. The benefits of a single …

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Pediatrics Updates on obstetric hemorrhage

Updates on obstetric hemorrhage

In this update: New definition for postpartum hemorrhage from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tranexamic acid as first-line medication 1:1 ratio of packed red blood cells (PRBC) to fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Postpartum hemorrhage is defined as cumulative blood loss greater than or equal to 1,000 mL or bleeding associated with signs/symptoms of …

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CME CME opportunity: Evaluation and Management of Urinary Incontinence

CME opportunity: Evaluation and Management of Urinary Incontinence

At the 22nd annual Primary Care Update: A Clinical Update on the Management of the Adult Patient, Marjorie L. Pilkinton, M.D., Norton Urogynecology Center, presented on the evaluation and management of urinary incontinence. The goal of the annual Primary Care Update is to educate and provide awareness to primary care practitioners on treating a variety …

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Womens Two Norton Healthcare facilities become CMS accredited in OB anesthesia

Two Norton Healthcare facilities become CMS accredited in OB anesthesia

Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital obstetric anesthesia services have been accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Anesthesia Services of Kentucky PLLC, the physician group providing anesthesia services at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital for labor and delivery, received a perfect score of 100 in quality …

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Pediatrics Multidisciplinary approach to newborn diaphragmatic hernia repairs

Multidisciplinary approach to newborn diaphragmatic hernia repairs

When Samuel Johnson was born at Norton Children’s Hospital with a diaphragmatic hernia, a highly trained and specialized team was ready. “We have well-thought-out plans, a process in place to take care of children with diaphragmatic hernias,” said Ketan C. Mehta, M.D., of Norton Children’s Neonatology. “They are complicated cases and require aggressive and very …

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CME Register now for the sixth annual Integrative Health & Wellness Symposium

Register now for the sixth annual Integrative Health & Wellness Symposium

Mark your calendar and register now! Norton Healthcare presents its sixth annual Integrative Health & Wellness Symposium for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other clinical personnel and caregivers. The symposium will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park. …

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Womens A new OB-GYN option in Shelbyville, Kentucky

A new OB-GYN option in Shelbyville, Kentucky

Lecresha Sewell, APRN, has joined Norton Gynecology Specialists, offering patient appointments in Shelbyville, Kentucky. “I’m looking forward to establishing services specific to women’s health and wellness in the Shelby County community,” said Lecresha, who opened the practice in early October. “Many women struggle with finding time to make appointments to monitor their health. By offering …

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Pediatrics Expectant mothers with gestational diabetes should consult maternal-fetal medicine specialist

Expectant mothers with gestational diabetes should consult maternal-fetal medicine specialist

According to the American Diabetes Association, more women in the U.S. are developing gestational diabetes. About 6 percent to 8 percent of pregnant women are diagnosed every year. RISKS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES Women with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. The disease also can be harmful to the unborn …

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Womens Norton Women’s Care treats menorrhagia affecting 1 in 5 women

Norton Women’s Care treats menorrhagia affecting 1 in 5 women

Heavy periods affect one in five women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of a heavy period, called menorrhagia, include soaking through one or more super-size pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours, prolonged bleeding for more than seven days, and passing blood clots larger than …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute awarded three-year accreditation for breast care

Norton Cancer Institute awarded three-year accreditation for breast care

In May 2018, the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program was awarded a three-year reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and …

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Cancer Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro opens doors

Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro opens doors

The new Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro, now open and located at Norton Medical Plaza III-Brownsboro, provides care for all types of breast health issues. Patients have timely access to multiple providers and services in one convenient location, including breast surgeons, advanced practice providers, a clinical support team and breast imaging. The center will …

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Womens Norton Women’s Care offering hydrotherapy from certified nurse midwife

Norton Women’s Care offering hydrotherapy from certified nurse midwife

Hydrotherapy, or water labor, is available for laboring moms as a way to relieve pressure, decrease anxiety, lessen the need for pain medication through the labor process and shorten the initial phase of labor. “Hydrotherapy decreases pain sensations due to the shift in hydrostatic pressure,” said Bianca Weaver, certified nurse midwife with Advocates for Women’s …

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Cancer Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates CME

Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates CME

Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates symposium provided by Norton Cancer Institute. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at the Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, Kentucky) from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration, exhibits and buffet dinner will be available beginning at 5 p.m. with two programs to follow. …

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Womens Breastfeeding jumps among Kentucky women; support and resources available

Breastfeeding jumps among Kentucky women; support and resources available

Good news for babies in Kentucky: More mothers in the commonwealth are giving their children valuable nutrients through breastfeeding, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card. Data reported was from 2015. The latest data show that 73.9 percent of Kentucky mothers have breastfed at some point, an increase from 66.9 …

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Cancer Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Few things are more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation – which is why being named a Top Surgeon, according to fellow doctors, is so meaningful. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group surgeons who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues, friends and patients at Norton Healthcare. APPENDECTOMY R. Craig DeWeese, M.D. …

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Pediatrics Maternal-fetal medicine physician leads fetal anemia procedures

Maternal-fetal medicine physician leads fetal anemia procedures

Intrauterine transfusion is an essential treatment for severe fetal anemia. The procedure is performed between 18 and 35 weeks after fetal ultrasound is suggestive of fetal anemia or hydrops. In a sterile environment, fetal blood is obtained via percutaneous umbilical blood sampling. Transfusion is recommended for a fetal hematocrit less than 30 cc, which can …

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Cancer David Doering, M.D., completes 1,000 da Vinci procedures – and counting

David Doering, M.D., completes 1,000 da Vinci procedures – and counting

Dr. Doering views robotic-assisted procedure as better for patient, surgeonDavid L. Doering, M.D., gynecologic oncologist, Norton Cancer Institute, recently performed his 1,000th gynecologic procedure using the da Vinci Surgical System. He is one of only two gynecologists in this area who have done that many of the robotic-assisted procedures, which range from tubal ligations to …

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Womens MOST Program available for pregnant mothers with substance use disorders

MOST Program available for pregnant mothers with substance use disorders

Norton Women’s Care launched the MOST (Maternal Opiate Substance Treatment) Program as a resource for pregnant women who suffer from substance use disorders. Treatment services designed specifically for pregnant women dependent on drugs or alcohol are hard to find. Many programs are reluctant to accept pregnant women, partly due to the lack of knowledge about …

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Womens Treatment for endometriosis with Norton Women’s Care

Treatment for endometriosis with Norton Women’s Care

Endometriosis isn’t talked about much. Yet, it’s all too common – about one in 10 women in the U.S. has it. Endometrial tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and abdominal organs. While the growth is not cancerous, it causes pain and can make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant. The severity …

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Womens Nitrous oxide an option for labor pain and anxiety

Nitrous oxide an option for labor pain and anxiety

Nitrous oxide is now available to women in labor. “The gas is safe to use and relatively simple to use, offering pain relief and decreased anxiety, among other benefits,” said C. Reed Nett, M.D., OB/GYN with Advocates for Women’s Health, a part of Norton Women’s Care. “The potential side effects of nitrous oxide can include dizziness, nausea …

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Pediatrics Maternal-fetal medicine specialists available for high-risk pregnancies

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists available for high-risk pregnancies

A “high-risk pregnancy” can mean many things. However, pregnant women who need extra care to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery should be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides services in Louisville, Paducah and Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana. The practice offers: Diagnosis and counseling for fetal abnormalities and …

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Cancer Save the date for 17th annual Nixon Lectureship

Save the date for 17th annual Nixon Lectureship

The date has been set for the 17th annual Nixon Lectureship hosted by Norton Cancer Institute with support provided by the Nixon Family and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Monday, September 24, 2018 Prevention and Early Detection of Gynecologic Malignancies Special guest speaker:  Joan L. Walker, M.D. The Louise and Clay Bennett Endowed Chair in Cancer …

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Womens Gynecologist leads pelvic health program

Gynecologist leads pelvic health program

Jonathan H. Reinstine, M.D., gynecologist with Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Part of Norton Women’s Care, has been practicing minimally invasive gynecology for more than 30 years. In 2013, he successfully led the effort for Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital to be designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyTM (COEMIG) by the …

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Womens Urogynecology practice experiences growth with addition of new physician

Urogynecology practice experiences growth with addition of new physician

Norton Urogynecology Center, dedicated to providing the latest treatments for a variety of pelvic disorders, has added a fellowship-trained urogynecologist and two advanced practice registered nurses to its staff. Marjorie L. Pilkinton, M.D., joined the practice on Oct. 1, 2017, after completing her female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship with Northwell Health North Shore …

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Womens New labor and delivery options for expectant mothers

New labor and delivery options for expectant mothers

Norton Women’s Care provides pregnant women who deliver at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital with multiple labor and delivery choices. Some women choose an epidural and limited movement, while others prefer more natural alternatives to achieve an unmedicated birth. We continue to strive to provide options for our patients, including a birthing ball, a birthing …

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