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Perinatal Services

Montana Perinatal Center

Preconception Services

Did you know that many potential problems in pregnancy can be addressed prior to conception? At Montana Perinatal Center, our team offers preconception counseling for women with special pregnancy concerns. The team will help to create a personalized health plan for women who have:
  • A history of pregnancy loss
  • A history of preterm labor and/or delivery
  • Chronic medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease, connective tissue disorders, hypertension and cardiac disease)
  • Family or personal history of genetic disorders
  • Advanced maternal age

Obstetrical Services

Debra Guinn, MD, and Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD, provide consultation and ongoing management through the various stages of high-risk pregnancies. They work with referring practitioners to optimize the prenatal care of women whose pregnancies are complicated by conditions such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Preterm labor
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Disorders of amniotic fluid volume
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Multiple gestation
  • Incompetent cervix

High-Risk Deliveries

The providers at Montana Perinatal Center work with referring practitioners to coordinate care and make determinations regarding the labor management and delivery of women with high-risk needs. Although most patients who receive consultation and diagnostic services from Montana Perinatal Center deliver their baby with the aid of their general OB/GYN, Dr. Guinn and Dr. Martinez-Poyer provide delivery care for a variety of high-risk scenarios such as:
  • Transport to Kalispell Regional Medical Center due to a need for a higher level of care
  • Severity of risk high enough to warrant care by the perinatologist
  • Preterm labor
  • Emergency or scheduled C-section due to severe complications

Antenatal Testing

Montana Perinatal Center offers testing for fetal well-being, including nonstress tests, biophysical profiles, nuchal translucency screening and amniotic fluid indices. These tests are performed in a private and comfortable environment.

Ultrasound and Fetal Diagnosis

Montana Perinatal Center upholds the highest standards for practicing ultrasound, using the latest imaging technology. Complete fetal anatomy and growth assessment scans are offered to detect many abnormalities. Dr. Guinn reviews every study and is available to report immediate results and develop a plan for patients and referring providers so there are no delays.

Multiple Gestation

On-site perinatology, ultrasound and fetal monitoring allow for comprehensive care of women who are carrying more than one baby. Our goal is to help these women plan for delivery as close to term as possible. 

Genetic Counseling

Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling are provided in a supportive manner for families at risk for fetal abnormalities or hereditary disorders due to such conditions as:
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Abnormal first or second trimester screen results
  • Fetal anomalies detected by ultrasound
  • Family or personal history of genetic disorders
  • Medication, environmental or teratogen exposures