Specialized Care for Women's Health Needs
The Gianna Center for Women's Health & Fertility, an outreach of Catholic Health, offers nationally-recognized reproductive medicine, restorative medicine and treatment for women’s health disorders. We are uniquely qualified to treat the health needs of women of all ages and at all stages of life.
Women can get the care they need close to home with two locations in Long Island and one in New York City. Several Gianna affiliates offer remote consultations by phone for patients who do not have access to a Gianna Center in their community.
About The Gianna Center for Women's Health & Fertility
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Natural family planning education
- Hormonal abnormalities
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Irregular bleeding
- Menopausal therapy
- Ovarian cysts
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- General gynecologic care
- Postpartum depression
In addition to the Gianna Center, Catholic Health offers comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology services.
Our highly skilled and exceptionally compassionate experts in preventive and specialized fertility, infertility and other women’s health needs work closely with patients to develop a plan of care that respects both their bodies and their beliefs. While we can also address male infertility, our focus is providing the most advanced reproductive care to women of all ages.
The Gianna Center has been recognized as a FertilityCare™ Center of Excellence by The American Academy of FertilityCare™ Professionals for providing the highest quality restorative women's health and fertility care services. There are 340 FertilityCare™ Center affiliates in the U.S., and The Gianna Center is one of only six to earn this distinction.
We’re proud to be on the leading edge of female reproductive medicine with two unique women’s health services: the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY™. These services provide women with a natural, restorative and scientifically based approach to improving health and respecting fertility.
The Gianna Center treatments for women’s health disorders are holistic and include:
- Medical components
Gabriel’s Courage—Catholic Health's family-centered perinatal program—assists expectant parents who have received a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting illness such as anencephaly, severe chromosomal anomalies, inoperable cardiac abnormalities or Potter’s syndrome.
Obstetricians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, child life specialists and bereavement specialists work together to offer compassionate support, education and birth planning services.
Through the development of a birth plan, parents are able to determine the care they want for their baby and make decisions for their newborn prior to birth. An important component of the program is taking memory-building photos, footprints and handprints, reaffirming the precious life of this special infant.
For more than a year after the child’s birth, the team will remain in contact with the family to help bridge the feelings of loss while validating the role of the parents.
Call 631-465-6363 for more information.
Innovative Fertility Care
Dr. Anne Nolte, Director of The Gianna Center for Women's Health & Fertility, discusses how Gianna Centers use "all the tools of medicine to restore the natural fertility cycle."
A Unique Approach to Women's Health
Our specialists can find the cause of infertility in 99% of the couples we treat.
Our approach uses easy-to-learn and natural methods for women and couples.
Journey to Wellness
Completing our health survey helps us understand your health needs.
Reproductive needs through life's stages
A woman's health needs change over the course of her life, including reproductive health. Both normal and abnormal hormonal changes occur.
The reproductive system is quiet during infancy and childhood. But symptoms may still occur that require medical attention. Late childhood is an excellent time to introduce girls to their fertility cycle and the ways their bodies will soon be changing.
Adolescents face a new set of challenges as menstruation begins. Young teens should be prepared for these changes through education. Learning about and tracking their ovulation cycles, as well as potential problems that can arise, is empowering.
Natural Family Planning and Monitoring Health
Gianna offers the Creighton Model to help women monitor and understand their cycles. This knowledge supports both avoiding pregnancy and improving chances with conception. The Creighton chart can also be used as a health monitor for single women and teens.
For those considering having a child, pre-conception counseling is beneficial to make sure that one prepares the body, both physically and mentally for pregnancy.
There may be physical issues that can prevent successful pregnancy. There are medical treatments and/or minimally invasive surgical interventions that may resolve such problems.
Gianna follows a unique approach to improve success with conception. NaProTechnology is an approach that identifies and addresses the underlying causes of infertility.
Premenopause, perimenopause, menopause
Complications can occur as women’s cycles start to change and move into the menopausal stage. Symptoms can be significant enough to impact quality-of-life and benefit from treatments. An assessment can be done to determine if natural hormonal supplementation or other approaches would minimize symptoms.
General women's health issues
Women can experience issues that differ over the course of their life. In the later stages, assessments can include urogynecology, osteoporosis screening and heart health.
Improved Health Thanks to The Gianna Center
Long Islander Jessica Schaefer shares how The Gianna Center improved her reproductive health.