Valley Perinatal Blog

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Valley Perinatal is a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) practice dedicated to reducing pre-term delivery and creating the best possible outcomes for high-risk expectant mothers. Directed by Dr. John Elliott, MFM specialists at Valley co-manage pregnant women alongside their OB/GYN, leading to higher gestational ages and decreased NICU admissions.

Valley Perinatal Releases 2017 Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

Survey of patients reveals average of 97.6% satisfaction rate for five tracked parameters across all seven Arizona locations Valley Perinatal Services today announced that its 2017 study of patient satisfaction survey yielded near-perfect marks across all of its seven clinical offices. Each Valley location surveyed 80% of patients during the 2017 calendar year, focusing on […]


High-risk Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

No pregnant woman wants to hear the words “high risk.” Between morning sickness, prenatal nutrition, the baby’s growth and development, and labor and delivery, there’s already enough to worry about. If your pregnancy has been labeled as high risk, it means you need extra care throughout your gestational journey. A high-risk pregnancy doctor will monitor […]


Top 5 Tips When Preparing for Multiple Babies

One, two, three … wait, what? The day the technician started counting babies during your ultrasound is certainly one to remember. Suddenly, everything is different. You won’t need just one crib, but two (or three, or four). It means more diapers, more bottles, more spit up — and more joy. Herein lies your first lesson […]


Valley Perinatal Is Now an AIUM-Accredited Practice

What do computers and ultrasounds have in common? They were created in the same decade. When people think of impressive technological advancements, they often think of flashy gadgets or powerful devices. But technology has immensely impacted the medical industry in many ways as well. In obstetrics and gynecology, obstetric ultrasounds have revolutionized the way we […]


Rising Preterm Birth Rates: Who, What, Why and How

In 2016, nearly 10 percent of infants born in the United States were preterm. This means an estimated 15 million babies were born too early – before 37 weeks of gestation. When babies do not reach full-term development inside the womb, serious complications can result. According to the annual March of Dimes report, the number […]