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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
Updated COVID-19 Policy 11/15/2022
All patient and visitors must wear a mask and will be screened for illness at check- in

If you have any of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact our office at (302) 319-5680 prior to your appointment.

New patients must complete new patient paperwork prior to their appointment:
  • Pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Non-pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Or you may click on "FORMS" to print new patient paperwork

  • Please bring a valid photo ID and current insurance card at every visit. New patients should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to check-in. All patients should be prepared to pay their copay at the time of service.
    After your appointment please visit us at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MFMPatientSatisfactionSurvey to complete a brief survey about your experience. We appreciate your feedback!
    Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test performed during early pregnancy that can find certain problems with your baby (fetus). It is generally performed when either you or the father has a disease that runs in the family (genetic disorder). It may also be performed when you are over age 35-being over 35 increases your chance of having a baby with a chromosome defect.

    Chorionic villi are tiny finger-shaped growths found in the placenta. The genetic material in chorionic villus cells is the same as that in the baby's cells. During CVS, a sample of the chorionic villus cells is taken for biopsy and checked for problems. This procedure is generally performed late in the first trimester, most often between the 10th and 12th weeks.

    The chorionic villus sample can be collected by putting a thin flexible tube (catheter) through the vagina and cervix into the placenta. The sample can also be collected through a long, thin needle put through the belly into the placenta. Ultrasound is used to guide the catheter or needle into the correct spot for collecting the sample.

    If you have a family history of certain diseases, CVS can be used to find genetic disorders and chromosomal birth defects.  It can also find chromosomal birth defects, such as Down syndrome. CVS cannot find neural tube defects and it cannot be used to see if the baby's lungs are mature.

    Chorionic villus sampling is performed earlier in pregnancy between 10 to 12 weeks.  Amniocentesis is usually performed between 15 to 20 weeks.  Results of CVS can be available sooner than amniocentesis results.  This allows you to know the health of your baby and make an earlier decision whether to continue or end the pregnancy.