With over 1,600 deliveries in the past 10 years, our doctors have a vast amount of experience in providing high quality care to both the mom-to-be and their unborn child.
We can also perform NST’s (non-stress test) and BPP’s (biophysical profile) in our office. An NST is a simple, painless procedure which is done during pregnancy to evaluate your baby’s condition.
During the test, our nurse monitors your baby’s heartbeat, first while the baby is resting and then while he’s moving. Just as your heart beats faster when you’re active, your baby’s heart rate should go up while he’s moving or kicking.
A biophysical profile (BPP) is another assessment of fetal well-being. It reveals the baby’s heart rate, activity level, breathing movements, muscle tone, and the amount of amniotic fluid. You’ll receive a biophysical profile score which will let you know if you need further care.
A BPP is performed by an ultrasound technician and the report given to your physician.