When you become pregnant, it is essential to check in regularly with a doctor to ensure you and your little one are in good health. Contact a double-board certified specialist today!Contact Us
Prenatal screening tests can help to determine if there may be any issues with the pregnancy or the baby. At Reproductive Fertility Center (RFC), we understand the importance of preserving your fertility and your child’s health, and we are committed to helping our soon to be parents however we can.
Most prenatal tests are non-invasive and will not increase the risk of miscarriage. However, screening tests are limited to a few conditions and only check for the likelihood of the baby having the defect rather than determining a diagnosis. The most accurate way to detect a congenital disability remains the more invasive tests, which can pose a minimal risk of miscarriage. Generally, these tests are only done when there is a reason to suspect a problem.
Testing done between 11-13 weeks of pregnancy
Ultrasound: this technology creates an image of the baby in the uterus using sound waves
Blood tests: used to determine the chances of specific chromosomal abnormalities
Nuchal translucency ultrasound: a specialized ultrasound to check the amount of fluid at the back of the baby’s neck
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): a diagnostic test that involves taking a small tissue sample from the placenta. This tissue contains the genetic information of the baby and can be used to rule out or diagnose chromosomal abnormalities.
Testing done between 13-27 weeks of pregnancy
Ultrasound: used to create an image of the baby in the uterus with sound wave technology
Blood tests: used to evaluate the levels of specific hormones and proteins
Amniocentesis: Generally, this test is only done after abnormal test results or ultrasounds. A needle is carefully inserted into the amniotic sac through the abdomen to withdraw fluid. The amniotic fluid contains fetal cells.
At Reproductive Fertility Center, it is our mission to help you achieve your fertility goals. If you are looking for a Los Angeles Board Certified Fertility Doctor, do not hesitate to contact our office. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your family goals and able to help every step of the way.
Contact us online, or call us at 310-881-8846
To better service our patients, we have several locations in West Hollywood, Riverside, and Glendora. We also offer private transportation arrangements to in-home care, and nearly everything in-between. Concierge Services will take care of many of the details for you.