Prenatal Screenings & Diagnosis
The Center for Perinatal Care offers prenatal diagnostic services to pregnant patients for routine and high-risk pregnancies. We use advanced technologies and practices in a caring environment, so you receive comprehensive fetal diagnostic ultrasound imaging, testing, counseling and care.
Highly trained and board registered sonographers through the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) will perform high risk and low risk obstetrical ultrasound exams. Our sonographers practice in conjunction with our Maternal Fetal Medical Specialist to screen and diagnose fetal anomalies throughout the pregnancy.
Depending on your medical history, age and overall health, your doctor may recommend you have prenatal tests during your pregnancy to determine how you and your baby are progressing.
Appointments & Referrals
Our team of experts accepts referrals for the assessment, diagnosis and care coordination for a range of medical, obstetric and genetic conditions that may add complexity to a pregnancy.
Fetal Ultrasounds & Genetic Screening
- Sonographers and physicians are able to perform diagnostic testing through amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
- Please refer to Genetic Counseling for more information on genetic testing options.
Ultrasound Practice Accreditation
The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that Center for Perinatal Care– Prenatal Diagnostics department at UnityPoint Health– Meriter has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the areas of:
- Adjunct Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound (Targeted Ultrasound)
- Fetal Echocardiography
- Obstetric—First Trimester
- Obstetric– Second Trimester
- Obstetric– Third Trimester
AIUM Accreditation is achieved by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers, ultrasound equipment maintenance, documentation, storage, and record-keeping practices, policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods, and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs. AIUM Practice Accreditation is a triennial cycle and requires demonstration of exceeding standards consistently in between cycles.