About Our Maternity Program

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.