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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to sample the amniotic fluid around the baby while in the uterus. This procedure is typically done during or after the fifteenth week of pregnancy.

Chorionic Villus Sampling

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a technique for obtaining genetic information about an unborn baby by collecting cells from the placenta. 

Genetic Screening, Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis

Through genetic screening, parents can discover the likelihood of having a child with a genetic birth defect such as Down syndrome. Ultrasound is also used during pregnancy to screen for birth defects; however, neither procedure provides a formal diagnosis.

High Resolution, Targeted Ultrasonography

Your doctor may send you to see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for “a level II,” a “detailed,” or a “targeted” ultrasound even if they have already looked at your baby with ultrasound in their office. 

Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling/Intrauterine Transfusion

Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) and intrauterine transfusion (IUT) are techniques used to sample the baby's blood to evaluate and to treat specific fetal problems. 

Preconception Counseling

Some families will benefit from counseling about pregnancy risks and management options prior to trying to conceive. Families who have suffered a prior pregnancy complicated by a baby with a genetic disorder or a structural abnormality would be one example.

Transabdominal Cerclage

A very small number of women with cervical incompetence treated with a vaginal cerclage may still suffer preterm delivery. There are also a small number of women who have too little cervical length to allow for vaginal cerclage placement.

Transvaginal (McDonald or Shirodkar) Cerclage

Women who have had prior pregnancy losses with painless premature opening of the cervix and delivery during their second trimester may be diagnosed with “cervical insufficiency” or “cervical incompetence.”