Every expectant mother hopes for a smooth pregnancy. Some women may require some extra support for certain things, such as:

  • Multiple fetuses
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease
  • Babies who are not developing normally

At MedStar Health, we have specialists who focus on prenatal evaluation and care.

Services they provide include:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine counseling
  • Reproductive genetics counseling
  • Fetal diagnosis
  • Cancer genetics

Our team of specialists has performed thousands of fetal diagnostic procedures, such as:

  • First trimester screening and nuchal translucency
  • Detailed fetal ultrasound (Level II or targeted), including Doppler waveform studies
  • Chorionic villus sampling (transabdominal and transcervical)
  • Placental biopsy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal monitoring with biophysical profiles and non-stress tests

These tests can identify fetal chromosomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies and fetal growth abnormalities, as well as confirm a healthy baby.

Learn more:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Genetic Services