Nurse Schneiderman explains how a woman can confirm she is pregnant without taking a pregnancy test and describes a level 3 NICU.
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Ellen Schneiderman Yes, we have some signs of pregnancy that we call positive and some that are probable. The positive signs of pregnancy are seeing the fetal heart move via an ultrasound or via Doppler or feeling the fetus moving; those are positive signs of pregnancy. Probable signs of pregnancy are the things we described, the changes during the first trimester or a positive pregnancy test, but that can be signs of something else, but the positive signs of pregnancy are the fetal heart activity or the feeling of the fetus moving. I think the facilities here at Banner Desert give our patients the ability to have a low risk delivery. We have a room with a tub and the ability for you to have a natural delivery with your family present. And it also has the safeguard of our level-3 NICU and our perinatalogist so that anything unforeseen is a available for you and your baby. A level-3 NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the highest level of care for your newborn that we have to offer, and that gives you the sense of security knowing that if anything is wrong with your baby your baby can stay here with you rather than having to go to another facility.