Prenatal mission
services

Dr. Reshma Khan is the founder and Executive Director of Shifa Free clinic. With the passion to serve and a burning desire to have medical services available for under served and uninsured at the same level as those who have insurance, she dedicated all of her efforts on a volunteer basis to research, start up and develop a clinic where her patients would get the same care as she was providing at her job.

We offer Non Invasive prenatal genetic screening through the patient assistance program with Myriad Gentics. Patients are able to obtain no cost cell free DNA testing for the most common chromosomal anomalies.

Screening for birth defects begins by assessing your risk factors. Early in your pregnancy, your health care professional may give you a list of questions to find out whether you have risk factors, such as a personal or family history of birth defects, belonging to certain ethnic groups, maternal age of 35 years or older, or having preexisting diabetes.

Carrier screenings can show if you or your partner carry a gene for a certain disorder, such as cystic fibrosis. Carrier screenings can be done both before or during pregnancy.Often this is recommended if you or your partner have a genetic disorder, have a child with a genetic disorder, have a family history of a genetic disorder, or belong to an ethnic group that has an increased risk of specific disorders. Also, cystic fibrosis carrier screening is offered to all women of reproductive age because it is one of the most common inherited disorders

The following lab tests are done early in pregnancy:

* Blood Type                           * D(Rh) Type

* HCT-Initial                            * HGB-Initial

* MCV -Initial                          * PLT- Initial

* VDRL- Initial                        * Urine Culture/Screen

* HBsAg                                 * HIV Counseling/Testing

* Chlamydia- Initial              * Gonnorrhea -Initial

* Varicella                              * Rubella

* HPV                                     * Ultrasound -Initial

* HCT 24-28 Weeks             * HGB 24-28 Weeks

* MCV 24-28 Weeks            * PLT  24-28 Weeks

* Diabetes Screening         * GTT (If screen is abnormal)

 

 

 

Patients receive their first trimester ultrasound in our clinic. Second and third trimester ultrasounds are referred to Tricounty Radiology or MUSC at a reduced cost.

The nonstress test is a third trimester check of your baby’s well-being. A nonstress test (NST) measures fetal heart rate and response to movement in the third trimester ,ensuring your baby is doing well and receiving sufficient oxygen.

A Biophysical profile (BPP) test is used to measure the health of your baby during pregnancy. A BPP test may include a non stress test with an electronic fetal heart monitor and a fetal ultrasound. The BPP measures your baby’s heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing, and the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby.

After being evaluated all high risk pregnancies and c-section consultations are referred to MUSC Prenatal Wellness Center.