Center for Maternal-Fetal Health Services
Our services include:
Non-stress test - This test consists of placing two belts on your tummy: one for your
baby’s heart rate and one to monitor for possible contractions.
Your baby’s movement and how his/her heart rate responds to movement
helps us evaluate your baby’s well-being.
Prenatal ultrasound with 3D/4D capabilities - Various ultrasound screenings enable us to closely follow fetal development
and growth through each stage of pregnancy. A perinatologist will review
the results and report them to your obstetrician the same day you are tested.
Nuchal Translucency (NT) - This ultrasound screening, performed during the first trimester or by
14 weeks gestation, can provide reassurance or determine whether your
baby is at risk for chromosomal abnormalities.
Fetal Echocardiography - This is a specialized ultrasound that details the structure of the baby's heart.
Genetic testing and counseling - If you have a family history of certain diseases, genetic testing can
be used to find out if these diseases can be inherited. A genetic counselor
will answer your questions and explain genetic information in easy-to-understand terms.
Amniocentesis - A small sampling of amniotic fluid is collected during the second trimester
if it is suspected that your baby may have a possible chromosomal abnormality
such as Down syndrome or other genetic conditions. An amniocentesis may
be recommended by our perinatal specialists.
Chorionic Villus sampling (CVS) - A small sampling performed during the first trimester or before 14 weeks
gestation also provides information on chromosomal abnormalities if needed.