Maternal and Fetal Imaging

Before your baby is born, we may look for additional screening or procedures to ensure your baby is growing in a healthy way.


Swedish offers a variety of ultrasounds to monitor your baby throughout your pregnancy, including:

  • Nuchal translucency ultrasound
  • Detailed fetal anatomic ultrasound
  • Follow-up or complete OB ultrasound
  • Targeted or limited ultrasound
  • Amniotic fluid index (AFI) ultrasound
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Biophysical profile (BPP)
  • Doppler flow ultrasound
  • 3-D ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiogram

Fetal Therapy (Intrauterine Blood Transfusion)

Although uncommon, there are times when babies need medical treatment even before birth. Your doctor may provide any one of these treatments, including:

  • Intrauterine transfusion – a baby is given blood before birth due to severe anemia
  • Amnioreduction – drains excess fluid around the baby to ease maternal discomfort or preterm contractions
  • Medication administration – delivers medication directly to the baby for certain conditions
  • Draining fluid collections – drains fluid prior to birth when there are large fluid collections in the baby