Ultrasounds & Prenatal Screening Tests in Florida

Women’s Care offers comprehensive ultrasounds and screening services for women throughout all stages of pregnancy, to assess the risk of birth defects and genetic disorders.

Ultrasounds & Prenatal Screenings

Women’s Care provides ultrasounds and prenatal screening tests to monitor the health of our patients’ pregnancy. During your pregnancy, our board-certified providers perform tests to help detect potential risks to you or your baby. We will ensure that you are involved in each step of your screening process and understand the decisions made for your health, in order to promote a successful pregnancy. We offer the following ultrasounds and prenatal screening tests below.

Amniocentesis Testing

Amniocentesis is a common prenatal test performed in the second trimester, usually between 15-20 weeks of pregnancy. During the procedure, a small amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus is removed and examined. It is often used when an ultrasound suggests chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome or spina bifida.

Obstetric Ultrasounds

Obstetric ultrasounds are used to examine the growing fetus inside the mother’s uterus from the first trimester to the third trimester. An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images on the inside of the body. With these images, your physician can examine the fetus and evaluate the progress of its development. Ultrasounds can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the progress of the pregnancy, and the development of the fetus including:

  • Age of the fetus
  • Amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
  • Assess fetal growth for evidence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
  • Check fetal position, movement, and heartbeat
  • Check for major physical abnormalities and some birth defects
  • Confirm fetal viability
  • Determine number of fetuses (multiples pregnancy)
  • Location of fetus (intrauterine vs. ectopic)
  • Placement of the placenta in relation to the cervix

Delivery Options

There are two common types of birth for expectant mothers: vaginal and cesarean. Learn more about each below:

  • Vaginal Birth: Vaginal birth is the natural delivery of the baby through the birth canal and vagina. It usually begins when the mother has labored until the cervix has dilated 10 centimeters. Most women give birth to their babies through the vagina.
  • Caesarean Birth: Cesarean birth, also known as c-section, is a surgical procedure that allows the baby to be born through the mother’s abdomen. There are several reasons why a c-section may be necessary including breech presentation, problems with the placenta, signs of distress from the baby, previous cesarean birth, and other medical conditions.

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Comprehensive Ultrasounds and Prenatal Tests in FL

Women’s Care provides exceptional ultrasounds and prenatal screenings during pregnancy. Our team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality obstetrical services, so you can enjoy this exciting and memorable experience in your life. Patients seeking more information about our screening tests, please schedule an appointment at Women’s Care today!