The Inova Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center (ATC), opened in 1994, is an integral part of Inova Alexandria Hospital Women’s Services, and is dedicated to assisting obstetricians and nurse-midwives in caring for pregnancies at risk for maternal, fetal or obstetric complications. Designed as a consultative service, the ATC also is used to co-manage specific medical or obstetric problems, as needed and requested for both outpatients and inpatients. 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
The ATC’s distinguished and highly specialized staff includes Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physicians, High-Risk Perinatal Nurses, and specialty Sonographers. In addition to being highly educated and experienced in their fields, they provide compassionate care as a complement to the care women receive from their obstetrician. The staff’s goal is to work with high-risk mothers and their primary obstetrician or health-care provider to establish a plan for optimal management of the high-risk conditions so as to optimize maternal and fetal outcomes. Through the ATC, patients can receive consultations, antepartum diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, and individualized education.
For a more detailed description of what Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists do, learn more.