Women's Health Services

Because women have specialized needs, Mercy Health - Youngstown
offers a variety of programs, medical options and education opportunities for every stage of life. 

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Women's Care Center

Mercy Health is dedicated to helping women improve their health, regardless of income. Through the Women’s Care Center located at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, women can access low-cost gynecological services, such as general check-ups, and testing referrals as covered by Medicare and Medicaid or through self-payment. 



CenteringPregnancy 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. The CenteringPregnancy program brings women together who are at similar stages of pregnancy to meet, learn care skills and participate in group discussions.

Family Birthplace

Having a baby is a special time for families. At Mercy Health, we want to make your birthing experience special.  That's why we care for you from the beginning with comprehensive, flexible programs and services that meet the needs of you and your family. Whether you choose the Family Birthplace at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital or Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital - our professionals are here to help.

Childbirth Education

Preparing for baby can be a busy time.  Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital offer convenient classes to get you ready for the big day. Our childbirth classes include information on the anatomy and physiology of the labor process, hospital interventions, Cesarean sections, post-partum and Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques. Registration is required and requested at least one month prior to class date. 

St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph offer a variety of classes to help prepare you for life with baby. Classes offered are Childbirth (on-site and online classes available), Infant Care, and Successful Breastfeeding.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Sometimes pregnancy doesn’t go as smoothly as expected. When complications arise, the maternal-fetal medicine specialists at St. Elizabeth’s can help. Women who seek consultation from or care by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist do so because they are considered “at risk” and are considering becoming pregnant or because they are pregnant and “high risk,” “complicated,” or otherwise worried about their pregnancy.

And when it’s time to deliver, these mothers have the comfort of knowing that Akron Children’s Neonatal Special Care Unit at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is also available and prepared to handle most emergencies. These highly skilled nurses and board-certified neonatologists offer intensive care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Neonatologists attend all high-risk deliveries and care for premature and other sick newborns. 

Resource Mothers

Provides support to women during their pregnancy and for one year after the birth of the baby. Our goals are healthier pregnancies, births and lives.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

For women facing gynecologic surgery, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is the only hospital in the area to offer robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System.  Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System® can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risks associated with large incisions, while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent outcomes.

Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center

The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) was created to deliver the most accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services available in an environment of compassionate and coordinated care.

Community Health Programs

In addition, Mercy Health offers a variety of educational events and health screenings for women of all ages including "Women in Touch" programs that focus on a wellness topic of special interest to women. The program includes dinner at a local banquet facility, door prizes and displays. Programs are held in the spring and fall each year.


Mercy Health - Youngstown Women's Center

1001 Covington St.

Youngstown, OH 44510



Mercy Health – St. Joseph Warren Hospital Women’s Center

627 Eastland Ave. S.E.

Warren, OH 44484


Women's Health and OB/GYN Locations

Mercy Health - Youngstown Supports Mothers During Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2017

August activities reinforce the role of support in breastfeeding success Ensuring successful breastfeeding is about more than making mothers aware of its benefits. Research shows that active support for mothers who wish to breastfeed is critical. That’s why Mercy Health - Youngstown is emphasizing that support during Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August. Healthcare providers play an integral role in

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