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The Prenatal Diagnois Center (PDC) at Women & Infants of Providence RI offers comprehensive testing, if results yield a complication with your pregancy, the PDC provides counseling to explain the problem and what can be done.

Prenatal Diagnosis Center (PDC)
Sometimes a woman's medical problems or family history can have an effect on
her unborn baby. Other times, unborn fetuses can have problems of their own. The physicians and staff at the PDC have the special expertise necessary to make sure both you and your baby get the best possible care during your pregnancy.

The PDC provides specialized services and testing, comprehensive screening, fetal assessment and genetic counseling to help you and your physician better understand your pregnancy. Tests includes Level II ultrasounds, amniocentesis, integrated screening test and chorionic villus sampling (CVS). 

See news story on the new Prenatal Diagnosis Center, now located at 101 Plain Street, Providence.
Meet the PDC physicians

Prenatal Testing
Your physician may refer you to us for prenatal testing if you are older, have a family or medical history that could affect your pregnancy, or after seeing the results of other, routine tests. Most test results are reassuring but if a problem with your pregnancy is detected, we offer counseling to explain the problem and what can be done.

Women & Infants has been an international pioneer in the research of tests that can be used prenatally to diagnose problems or direct appropriate care for the mother and fetus.

The Prenatal Diagnosis Center offers a variety of prenatal tests that your doctor might want you to have. Our genetic counselors can meet with you before and after the testing to explain any problems and what can be done.


» More about DNA-based Down syndrome screening, MaterniT21
» More about the Integrated Screening Test
» More about Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
» More about Genetic Amniocentesis
» More about Level II Ultrasound


Genetic Counseling
Our counselors help you and your family better understand what, if anything, has happened and why. They will explain all the available tests and procedures, their benefits, limitations and risks. We will answer all your questions and support whatever decisions you make.

More about genetic counseling at Women & Infants


Fetal Assessment
We provide special testing of your unborn fetus.

» More about non-stress tests
» More about biophysical profiles
» More about amniotic fluid index


Online Referrals

Women are referred to the PDC by their health care providers. Some tests at the center are preceded by a consultation with one or our genetic counselors. Test results are communicated to the woman and her health care provider directly. If there is a need for further counseling or testing, these will be arranged in cooperation with the patient and her referring health care provider.
» Prenatal Diagnosis Center / Ultrasound Request
» MFM Consult Request
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  Reproductive Genetics Service
The Reproductive Genetics Service was created to help women with medical conditions encountered or made worse by a pregnancy or whose prenatal testing reveals a birth defect or genetic condition in the fetus. Learn More
  Contact

The staff of the PDC makes resource information available to patients. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the center.

Prenatal Diagnosis Center
101 Plain Street, 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02905
Directions

Telephone:
401-453-7510
Fax:
401-453-7517
Hours:
7:45am-4:00pm
Monday-Friday

Prenatal Diagnosis Services
300A Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747
(508) 995-2762
Directions

Click here for a patient referral form (PDF).

Other Locations:

Charlton Memorial Hospital
Fall River, MA (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings)

St. Luke's Hospital
New Bedford, MA (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings)

Tobey Hospital
Wareham, MA (first Thursday morning each month)

South County Hospital 
Wakefield, RI (second Tuesday morning each month)

Click here for driving directions via Google Maps.

Appointments for all Prenatal Diagnosis Center/Services locations are made through the Providence office:
(401) 453-7510.

Click here for a patient referral form.

No Show Policy
Effective March 2009, we have a new policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices.

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