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We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

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High-Risk Pregnancy

If you have diabetes, a heart condition, high blood pressure or another health condition, you may be at a higher risk of developing complications before, during and after pregnancy. So it’s good to know that specialized care for high-risk pregnancies is close to home, at the Saint Francis Family Birthing Center.

Our highly skilled perinatologists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancies) will work closely with your nurses and doctor to help you have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If your baby needs intensive care, we offer our Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where we can provide higher-level care for premature and critically ill babies.

If you have questions about high-risk pregnancy and the services that Saint Francis offers, please call us at (901) 820-7022.

Tiny, but healthy

Vivienne Sheffield came into the world on a hot July morning, weighing just three pounds, seven ounces. Although Vivienne was otherwise healthy, because she was so tiny and eight weeks premature, she spent nearly a month in Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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