When a woman becomes pregnant, it is essential that she check in regularly with her doctor to ensure she and her little one are in good health. 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.

Types of Prenatal Tests

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.

Patient Testimonials

I wanted to say thank you to the entire staff for making us feel welcome to our first visit especially on a Saturday. We met with Dr. Sadaat and was very informative and took time with us with all of our questions. For the financial department, Melissa was very helpful with keeping in contact with us regarding any paperwork that we needed as well as with setting our appointment. We do look forward for treatment with Dr. Saadat.”
-Dave and Yvette L.02/13/2017

First Trimester Screening Options

(testing done between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy)

Ultrasound: this technology creates an image of the baby in the uterus using sound waves
  • Used to determine the size and position of the baby, confirm how far along you are in your pregnancy, and find any potential abnormalities in the structure of your baby’s growing bones and organs
  • Non-invasive screening
Blood tests: used to determine the chances of specific chromosomal abnormalities
  • Tests for the likelihood of Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, and other common chromosomal problems
  • Non-invasive screening
Nuchal translucency ultrasound: a specialized ultrasound to check the amount of fluid at the back of the baby’s neck
  • Excess fluid may indicate an increased risk of Down syndrome or other anomalies
  • Non-invasive screening
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.
  • Cannot test for neural tubal defects
  • Accurate approximately 98% of the time
  • Considered invasive and increases the risk of miscarriage by approximately .05% to 1.0%

Second Trimester Screening Options

(testing done between 13 and 27 weeks of pregnancy)

Ultrasound: used to create an image of the baby in the uterus with sound wave technology
  • Done to visualize the baby’s full anatomy and assess for either structural anomalies or abnormalities that are specific to certain genetic conditions
  • Non-invasive screening
Blood tests: used to evaluate the levels of specific hormones and proteins
  • Tests for markers of Down syndrome, neural tubal defects, and Trisomy 18
  • Non-invasive screening
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.
  • Amniocentesis can detect 99% of neural tubal defects and almost 100% of certain genetic anomalies
  • Similar to CVS testing, this is an invasive diagnostic test that carries a small increased risk of miscarriage
Freezing Party

Egg Freezing Party

Wednesday, July 17th, from 6-8pm

Peyman Saadat, Medical Director of Reproductive Fertility Center in Beverly Hills is hosting an egg freezing party for women to learn about the empowering choices they have for preserving their future fertility.

Egg Freezing has been around for over 20 years, but recently has become more readily accepted as a real option for fertility preservation.

One of the greatest gifts a woman can give herself is the ability to live her life on her own terms, and not according to a biological timeline that doesn’t fit her life.

Please come out and celebrate the amazing possibilities of egg freezing with us. We will enjoy finger foods and champagne, while Dr. Saadat gives a presentation. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers, and an opportunity for women to have their blood drawn to check their AMH levels – a critically important fertility hormone, and one of the most important tools to assess a woman’s overall fertility health.

Space is limited, so please call us at 1 (424) 317-8550 as soon as possible.

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