Fetal Assessment in New Jersey

Having an assessment during pregnancy gives your doctor insights into whether or not you may face health complications throughout your pregnancy. Women who are at a higher risk of complications will need to take more precautions during their pregnancy. At NJ Perinatal Associates, we want expectant mothers to find comfort in the knowledge that their baby is developing normally, through our comprehensive pregnancy care services in New Jersey.

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Diagnostic Tools for Assessment During Pregnancy

At NJ Perinatal Associates, we utilize the latest technology and advancements to assess expectant mothers and their babies for potential medical complications during pregnancy. Our multidisciplinary team supports our approach of providing all-inclusive care, no matter what your medical history entails or where you are in your pregnancy. We also cooperate with your obstetrician to make sure that your pregnancy is going smoothly and the baby is developing at a normal rate. We recommend that you visit your obstetrician around once a month for the first 7 to 8 months of pregnancy.

Ultrasound in NJ

One of the most common ways for a physician to monitor the health of a baby during pregnancy is via an ultrasound. Ultrasound is used to check the size and location of a fetus in the womb, as well as check for certain types of birth defects or other abnormalities. Monitoring of fetal movement, breathing, and heartbeat is also accomplished using ultrasound. NJPA is home to both 3D and 4D ultrasound machines, utilized by a qualified team of ultrasonographers with advanced training and expertise. We will let you know when ultrasounds are needed throughout your pregnancy, and make sure that you understand what the findings mean. 

NJPA and Your Referring Doctor – Our Commitment to Teamwork

NJPA has a strong commitment to creating and maintaining relationships with our referring doctors. We understand that when risks are present, stress can be added to the excitement of pregnancy. This can also be true when you are seeing more than one doctor throughout your care journey. The relationships we maintain with referring doctors ensure that all members of a patient’s care team are kept in the loop about their care and all decisions made for their health and the health of their baby. We are very conscientious of the role the referring doctor plays in the patient’s care and ensure that we are not overlapping or stepping over each other. 

What Should I Be Aware of During Pregnancy?

During your pregnancy, you might notice your body going through certain changes. It is important to keep track of these changes and then ask your doctor if what you are experiencing is normal. The best diagnostic tool during pregnancy is intuition. Informing your doctor of any abnormalities you notice or experience is extremely important. Do not brush off certain pain or discomfort as normal pregnancy symptoms, as they could be a sign of a complication that will need to be addressed. This type of awareness and communication is especially important for first-time mothers, since they may not be aware of what is normal and what is not. Our perinatologists at NJPA are happy to answer any questions you have about your pregnancy.

We are proud to provide comprehensive perinatal care at our five office locations in NJ, also serving patients from the surrounding areas. We want it to be easy for patients with high-risk pregnancies to have access to the services they need to feel confident in the health of their babies. 

We are proud of the teamwork that is evident in everything we do at NJPA. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists work with each other and patients every day to promote healthy pregnancies and guide expectant mothers on the next best steps for their care. Learn more about our physicians, their experience, and their areas of expertise. 

We provide several high-risk pregnancy care services related to potential medical complications of pregnancy. Our care revolves around identifying risks and addressing complications early on so that the mother and family can enjoy the pregnancy every step of the way. Learn more about the services we provide and how we can help make a difference for you.

Care for High-Risk Pregnancies at NJ Perinatal Associates

At NJ Perinatal Associates, we know that pregnancy can be a stressful time both mentally and physically. The peace of mind given during assessments during pregnancy at NJPA can help alleviate this stress with good news. If the news you receive isn’t what you were hoping for, you are already in the capable hands of a top perinatal team that specializes in dealing with high-risk pregnancies in NJ. Visit NJPA for an assessment during your pregnancy to ensure that your baby is as healthy and happy as possible when born. To learn more about the high-risk pregnancy care services we provide or to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you, please contact us today.

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