For Your Appointment

For Your Appointment

Do I need to arrive early for my appointment?

We eagerly look forward to meeting you at your appointment and ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time so that we have time to prepare paperwork for your ultrasound or consultation.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

We ask that you download our registration forms and complete them prior to the day of your appointment. In addition to your registration materials, bring a picture ID, insurance card and referral form provided to you by your obstetrician (if they have not already faxed it to our office).

I have heard I need a full bladder for my ultrasound – is that true?

With older ultrasound equipment, a full bladder was often necessary. However, with our state of the art equipment this is no longer needed.

How many people can I bring to my appointment?

We also ask that you limit the number of people present for your ultrasound to yourself and one additional person and respectfully ask that you do not bring any children to your appointment. We do encourage you to bring someone to your appointment. Each of our ultrasound rooms is equipped with a large flat screen viewing monitor for you and your invited guest to enjoy.

Why are children not allowed at my appointment?

Although you expect your ultrasound (or consultation) to be a fun experience (and we hope it is as well), too often, problems are recognized that require lengthy discussions or even additional time for a diagnostic procedure. Combined with the length of time (sometimes hours), and the tears that are often shed – it has been our experience that this situation is too stressful when children are present, and compromises our ability to provide the highest level care possible in a timely manner.

If I am coming to Diablo Valley Perinatal for a 3-D ultrasound – can I bring children?

Yes. In that circumstance, you are required to have undergone a routine anatomy survey in order to be scheduled for a 3-D ultrasound with Diablo Valley Perianatal 3-D. Because your previous ultrasounds have ruled out any abnormalities, we allow and welcome the entire family. Prior to your visit with Diablo Valley Perinatal 3-D, please visit our web page at www.DiabloValleyPerinatal3D.com.

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As a 41 year old Mom-to-be carrying twins, my pregnancy was considered high risk and I was sent to Dr. Traynor because of his expertise as a maternal - fetal specialist. During my 20th week it was discovered that one of the babies had a dangerously slow heart rate. Because of the excellent care and support of Dr. Traynor, both boys were delivered near full term and are thriving today. Dr. Traynor and his staff were truly amazing and I highly recommend his practice.

C.L.