1st Trimester Screening Picture

1st Trimester Screening

First trimester screening is a non-invasive prenatal genetic test that uses a blood sample and an ultrasound evaluation to identify a pregnancy’s risk for chromosomal abnormalities.

We perform this test between weeks 11 and 13 of your pregnancy to learn whether there is an increased risk for Down syndrome or Edwards syndrome. The second portion of the test, performed between 15 and 20 weeks, helps us determine the risk for spina bifida.

If the risk level is low, first trimester screening provides reassurance about the pregnancy. However, if the risk level is high, additional testing, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, can determine whether a pregnancy is affected by a chromosomal disorder.

 

 

If it would not have been for Perinatal Associates of New Mexico and for the amazing care provided by all staff here, my son would not have made it into this world! He was a complete surprise and shock to my husband and myself! From not knowing that I was pregnant  to becoming high risk and getting in so quickly and being watched so closely to being able to welcome a new baby into our home would not have been possible without the care and concern of these wonderful people! I cannot express the gratitude in any amount of words that I have for the people at this place! This is a great place and people really do care about you as well as your baby! So friendly and understanding on so many levels! I will forever be grateful for everyone who helped us welcome a beautiful baby boy into this world!

Thomas, Cindy and Angelo, Amazing Care

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201 Cedar SE
Suite 405
Albuquerque NM
87106

(505) 764-9535

OUR MISSION: At Perinatal Associates of New Mexico, we provide the finest obstetrical care available to women during their pregnancy, assisting them with any medical complications that arise to ensure the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.