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Valley Perinatal Blog

About Us

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.

What is Antenatal Testing?

Antenatal testing includes different types of tests performed before birth for those who are at higher risk for complications. It usually involves blood tests and monitoring the heart rate of the fetus by a care team. Many health care providers offer these tests routinely, and it is up to you to decide if they are […]


Perinatal Mental Health

It is not uncommon to experience emotional changes during a pregnancy. After all, your body is going through a variety of dramatic changes. It would be stranger if you didn’t feel a little different. However, if you are nearing the last few weeks of your pregnancy and have noticed that your moods are extremely low, […]


What Is High Risk Pregnancy? What Causes it?

You thought your pregnancy was going just fine. Then, one day, your OB/GYN told you some concerning news: you are facing a high-risk pregnancy. What does this mean for you? What does it mean for your precious baby-to-be? Here are some answers about high-risk pregnancies and perinatal care to help you understand what is going […]


Perinatal Care: What to Expect

It can be very intimidating to suddenly learn one day that your pregnancy has been labeled high risk. Every woman hopes for a smooth pregnancy, so learning that there may be complications involved can cause a lot of stress for an expectant mother. Not knowing what the next steps in your care involve can add […]