Perinatal Center in Des Moines | UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Perinatal Center

Perinatal medicine is the health field that provides care for women and their fetuses who have risk for complications. These pregnancies are often referred to as "high risk."

A perinatologist is an obstetrician-gynecologist with additional training in high-risk obstetrics. The perinatologists at the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Perinatal Center are ready to work with you and your physicians to determine what is best for you and your unborn baby.

Consultation services at the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Perinatal Center allow the patient and physician to discuss the issues concerning the pregnancy and develop a plan for care. Some patients will receive their primary care and delivery from the obstetrician, family practice doctor or midwife and visit with the perinatologist periodically.

Services

  • Genetic counseling gives the patient and physician an opportunity to discuss the risks for the pregnancy and the available prenatal tests.
  • Prenatal diagnosis provides the opportunity to test for fetal genetic disorders. Amniocentesis and cordocentesis are methods of prenatal diagnosis available in the center.
  • Diabetes management requires careful education, diet, exercise and insulin instruction as well as fetal monitoring. Comprehensive care is available.
  • Ultrasound evaluation provides an assessment of fetal anatomy. Routine and advanced ultrasound examinations are performed by registered sonographers and are reviewed by the perinatologist.