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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At our 20 week regular appointment, we were given the devastating news that the amnionic sac was torn and our baby had little amniotic fluid in which to breath and grow. Amidst all of this Dr. Traynor carefully and gently helped us to understand our options and the possible outcomes. Unlike every other doctor I have seen, Dr. Traynor spent many hours with us, over several weeks, until we came to our decision: to continue with the pregnancy. During the following months, including a six-week hospital stay, Dr. Traynor and his staff were always available for any questions or concerns we had. With a combination of professionalism, positive attitude, and pure friendliness, Dr. Traynor carefully led us through a long and difficult journey, even after our miracle boy was born.

A.J.