prenatal care

Prenatal care is the nursing and medical care recommended for women before and during their pregnancy/s. Good prenatal care strives to detect any possibility problems early on in the pregnancy and to prevent them if at all possible (by providing information on good nutrition, vitamin intake, exercise, etc). Routine prenatal care has played a role in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages, while additionally limiting birth defects and low birth weight as well as other preventable infant problems.

MMC’s prenatal care program is supported by Certified Nurse Midwives - Anita Baker-Ross, Amy Papszycki and Becky Johnson an OB-GYN – Dr. Fornera and four primary care providers – Dr. Winkler , Dr. Colotta , Dr. Bryant , and Dr. Reno . As a result MMC is able to provide a full range of Obstetrics care from family practice, specialized OB-GYN through to pediatric care.

Attention OB Patients
For questions or concerns after normal business hours 8am - 5pm, Please call LDRP at the Hospital: 731-352-4149

Helpful Links:
ACOG Prenatal Pamphlet - You and Your Baby: Prenatal Care, Labor and Delivery, and Post

Protocol for OB Patients with Constipation

Medications that can NOT be Taken During Pregnancy


I am so thankful for Dr. Merrick and Rebecca. Rebecca is truly an angel and stops everything to help when I have concerns. Dr. Merrick is so kind and puts you at ease."