For high quality Nuchal Translucency Ultrasounds in Marietta and the surrounding areas, trust the professionals at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. We are a comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology practice serving the residents of Marietta and the surrounding areas. We offer Nuchal Translucency Ultrasounds as well as first trimester screenings as a part of a comprehensive obstetrical care plan.
Nuchal Translucency is a test used to assess the risk of Down Syndrome and some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems in a developing baby. The test uses an ultrasound to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of a developing baby’s head. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.
Nuchal Translucency must be performed between eleven and fourteen weeks of pregnancy and requires special training and high-resolution ultrasound equipment. The physicians and staff at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. are highly trained to perform Nuchal Translucency ultrasounds. Our practice has invested in state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment specifically for the purpose of providing Nuchal Translucency testing.
First Trimester Screening
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. provides first trimester screening for the residents of Cobb County and the surrounding areas. First trimester screening involves the combination of a blood test and a Nuchal Translucency ultrasound to assess the risk for chromosomal abnormalities and major congenital heart problems in a developing baby. If you are pregnant and are high risk for having a child with these types of problems, you may want to consider first trimester screening. The experienced obstetricians at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. can sit down with you, discuss your risk factors and help determine if this type of testing is right for you and for your unborn child.
Obstetrical Nuchal Translucency
For high quality obstetrical Nuchal Translucency testing in Woodstock and the surrounding areas, contact our Marietta Nuchal Translucency Ultrasounds Experts at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to schedule an appointment. In addition to Nuchal Translucency testing, our practice also provides complete obstetrical care to support women from pre-pregnancy through their deliveries. We are currently accepting new patients and we participate with most health insurance providers. We look forward to caring for you during this very special time in your life.