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A Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that may be used during pregnancy. The Doppler ultrasound allows the medical staff to evaluate blood flow in the umbilical cord. It may also be used to look at blood flow in the placenta or fetus, the American College of Radiology says.
Common Tests During Pregnancy
Common Tests During Pregnancy The following are some of the more common tests performed during pregnancy: First Trimest...
Maternal and Fetal Testing
Maternal and Fetal Testing To evaluate the health of a pregnancy and fetus, many types of prenatal tests may be perform...
Pregnancy Tests & Procedures
Biophysical Profile
Biophysical Profile (BPP, Ultrasound Evaluation with a Nonstress Test) Procedure overview A biophysical profile is a te...
Cesarean Delivery
Cesarean Delivery (Cesarean Section, C-section, Cesarean Birth) Procedure overview What is a cesarean delivery? Click I...
Fetal Ultrasound
Fetal Ultrasound Click Image to Enlarge Procedure overview What is a fetal ultrasound? Fetal ultrasound is a test used ...
Nonstress Testing
Nonstress Testing What is a nonstress test? A nonstress test (NST) measures the fetal heart rate in response to the fet...
Fetal Blood Sampling
Fetal Blood Sampling What is fetal blood sampling? Fetal blood sampling is a procedure to remove a small amount of bloo...
Doppler Flow Studies
Doppler Flow Studies What is a Doppler flow study? Doppler flow is a type of ultrasound that uses sound waves to measur...
Second Trimester Prenatal Screening Tests
Second Trimester Prenatal Screening Tests Second trimester prenatal screening may include several blood tests, called m...
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) What is an alpha-fetoprotein screening (AFP)? Alpha-fetoprotein screening is a blood test that ...
Biophysical Profile (BPP)
Biophysical Profile (BPP) What is a biophysical profile (BPP)? A biophysical profile (BPP) is a test that combines a no...
Fetal Movement Counting
Fetal Movement Counting What is fetal movement counting? Fetal movement counting, often called kick counting, is a way ...
First Trimester Screening
First Trimester Screening What is first trimester screening? First trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultras...
Amniocentesis Procedure
Amniocentesis Procedure (Amniotic Fluid Analysis) Procedure overview What is amniocentesis? Amniocentesis is a procedur...
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) (CVS, Chorionic Villus Biopsy) Procedure overview What is chorionic villus sampling? Ch...
Episiotomy
Episiotomy Procedure overview What is an episiotomy? Click Image to Enlarge An episiotomy is an incision through the va...
External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus
External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus (Fetal Monitoring, External and Internal) Procedure Overview W...