Services Available at Our Perinatal Centers
Certified counselors in genetics
are available to discuss services to individuals and
families seeking information about the risk of occurrence, of a
genetic condition or birth defect in their unborn child.
Biophysical profile BPP.
- First trimester screening
A blood test and special measurement of your baby that shows if you are at
increased risk of having a baby with Down syndrome.
- Targeted (level II ) ultrasound
An ultrasound performed by a specialist in maternal fetal medicine using high
resolution ultrasound to obtain detailed pictures of your baby.
Detailed ultrasound of the baby's heart.
- 4-D (four dimensional) Ultrasound
A three dimensional ultrasound performed live (the fourth dimension being
time). 4-D ultrasound may be used to obtain detailed pictures of your baby's
facial features or other structures that are not easily seen with conventional
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
evaluation of fetal lung maturity
- Antenatal testing
Also known as nonstress
testing (NST) monitors your baby's heart rate to functioning of the placenta.
Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists (perinatologists) have received four
years of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition they
have received further training
in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the fetus, and in
the advanced care of very high-risk pregnancies
In consultation with your obstetrician our maternal-fetal medicine specialists
can help to optimize care for
both you and your baby.
Accredited by The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
What are Perinatal Centers?
complicated by conditions such as
pre-eclampsia, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, asthma, heart disease, and kidney
- Perinatal centers are staffed with specialists in maternal-fetal medicine
who work together with your obstetrician to provide expert attention and
monitoring during pregnancies
Who Benefits from Evaluation at the Perinatal Center?
- Patients with medical problems such as high blood pressure , diabetes, heart disease, lupus, or kidney disease.
- Patient with a poor obstetrical history.
- Women 35 years of age or older.
- Couples who have had a child with a birth defect or a genetic disorder.
- Women who have an abnormal Expanded AFP test
- Women who have had an abnormal ultrasound
- Women with a fetus that is not growing properly
- Women with too little or too much amniotic fluid
- Women with bleeding during their pregnancy
- Women with twins, triplets, and beyond
- Women who develop preeclampsia (toxemia) or diabetes during their pregnancy
- Women with Rh sensitization or other blood antibodies