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Fetal Surveillance & Antenatal Testing Specialist

Advanced Perinatal Associates -  - OBGYN

Advanced Perinatal Associates

OBGYN located in Manalapan, NJ & Little Silver, NJ

Fetal surveillance and antenatal testing can help women with high-risk pregnancies to manage and monitor their baby’s health and safety. At Advanced Perinatal Associates, with offices in Manalapan and Little Silver, New Jersey, you’ll find the best in fetal surveillance and antenatal testing. Paul Matta, DO, and his professional team of obstetrical experts offer this type of care to help you feel more comfortable and confident about your pregnancy and your baby’s future. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online now.

Fetal Surveillance & Antenatal Testing Q & A

What is fetal surveillance and antenatal testing?

Fetal surveillance and antenatal testing monitor your pregnancy in high-risk situations. If you need fetal surveillance and antenatal testing, it doesn't mean your baby is in trouble or that you'll lose the pregnancy. It's simply a safety measure. 

The goal is to make sure you have a successful, healthy pregnancy, even if you have some challenges. 

When might I need fetal surveillance and antenatal testing?

The Advanced Perinatal Associates team may recommend fetal surveillance and antenatal testing in the following situations.

  • Age 35 or older
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension
  • Multiple pregnancy (twins or more babies)
  • Post-term pregnancy (very overdue pregnancy)
  • Decrease or change in baby's movements

While it may seem scary to have a high-risk pregnancy that requires additional tests, these tests are simply a way to get more information and make sure your baby's well.

What does fetal surveillance and antenatal testing involve?

Fetal surveillance and antenatal testing can include:

Ultrasounds

Advanced Perinatal Associates performs 3D and 4D ultrasounds in the office for the most advanced imaging possible. You may need ultrasounds at several points throughout your pregnancy, beyond the standard ultrasounds, to monitor your baby.

Nonstress test

A nonstress test monitors your baby's heart rate and movement. This no-risk test involves monitoring through a sensor on your abdomen. 

Contraction stress test

A contraction stress test monitors your baby's heart rate as an intravenous (IV) medication induces uterine contractions. It's a test to see how your baby will respond to labor. 

Biophysical profile

A biophysical profile combines ultrasound and nonstress testing. This test produces a great deal of valuable information about your baby, including their heart rate, respiration, movements, and muscle tone. A biophysical profile also measures amniotic fluid level. 

The Advanced Perinatal Associates team includes experienced professionals who perform these tests on a daily basis. They take every precaution before and during your fetal surveillance and antenatal testing so you don't have to worry.

When it's time for fetal surveillance and antenatal testing, you need a team of experts. Advanced Perinatal Associates is ready to help you and your baby through pregnancy safely, start to finish. Call the office in your area or click on the online appointment tool to arrange your visit now.