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Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center

For more information about the Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center, call 703-504-7868.

The Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center provides specialized care for pregnancies that are at risk for maternal, fetal or obstetric complications. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists, known as perinatologists, work as a team with our staff of expert perinatal nurses. Together, they assist obstetricians or nurse-midwives by offering specialized services and compassionate care to mothers and their unborn babies, from pre-pregnancy counseling through delivery. The center uses state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable and private setting to assist:

  • Prospective parents seeking genetic counseling and/or genetic testing
  • Pregnant women who need comprehensive diagnostic tests to determine the health of their babies
  • Women whose pregnancies are considered high risk
     

What makes a pregnancy high risk?

A woman's pregnancy may be considered high risk because of a pre-existing condition such as diabetes or hypertension. Older mothers and women with multiple pregnancies are also considered high risk. Some women are healthy when they become pregnant but experience complications caused by pregnancy. Some parents pass on a genetic disorder and develop a baby with an inherited or growth abnormality. The Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center provides genetic counseling. Genetic counseling can help a woman understand the implications of age, complications in previous pregnancies or current health problems.

Our work with high-risk mothers and their primary obstetrician or nurse-midwife to monitor the health of both mother and baby. The staff’s goal is to keep risk levels as low as possible and work toward the birth of a healthy baby. Specialized services include:

  • High-risk obstetric consultations
  • Level II obstetric ultrasound
  • Genetic counseling/pre-pregnancy
  • Counseling
  • Genetic amniocentesis
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures
  • Antepartum testing
  • Nonstress testing
  • Biophysical profile
  • High-risk inpatient consultations
  • In-utero fetal procedures
  • Fetal blood sampling
  • Fetal transfusion
     

Hear from our medical director

Sarah Poggi, MD, medical director of Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center, presents an hour-long lecture on maternal fetal medicine and pregnancy after age 35.