Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating an image (sonogram) from the reflections of the sound waves.  Fetal ultrasound can help your healthcare provider evaluate your baby’s growth and development and determine how your pregnancy is progressing.  In some cases, it is used to evaluate possible problems or conditions and help confirm a diagnosis.

Fetal ultrasound should be done for valid medical reasons.  Diagnostic ultrasound has been used for many years and when used properly, has not demonstrated fetal harm.  Ultrasound provides parents with a valuable opportunity to view and bond with their unborn baby, and take home those precious images to share with family and friends!

Due to the nature of this work and the size of our ultrasound room, we respectfully ask:

  • That no more than two (2) people accompany you into the ultrasound room
  • That there be no food, personal photography or cell phone use in the ultrasound room
  • That you consider the needs of your young children if you need to bring them along to your appointment. Bringing an adult helper with you to look after your young children in our waiting room will help you focus on this diagnostic test and keep your children feeling as comfortable as possible.
  • If you are not able to bring a helper, please tell our front desk staff when you arrive. They will be happy to assist you.

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NST Testing

To ensure the well-being of babies and their mothers, we provide NST testing as needed:

  • NST (non-stress test): The Fetal Non-Stress Test is a simple, non-invasive test performed in pregnancies over 28 weeks. This test is called “non-stress” because no stress is placed on the fetus.

On-site Laboratory Drawing Station

For the convenience of our patients who need these services as part of their care, our on-site laboratory drawing station is offered.