Hera Healthcare -  - Integrative and Holistic Women's Health

Mirela Cernaianu, MD

Integrative and Holistic Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Center located in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, CA

Pregnancy Specialist

Nothing is more important for a healthy pregnancy and delivery than prenatal care. Dr. Mirela Cernaianu at Hera Healthcare watches over the health of mothers and their babies, providing complete care from conception through delivery. In addition to regular prenatal checkups and monitoring your baby’s development, Dr. C. offers unique services like 3D ultrasound and cord blood banking. Call her office in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks, California, or schedule an appointment online as soon as you suspect, or know, that you’re pregnant.

Pregnancy Q & A

by Mirela Cernaianu, MD

What is a 3D ultrasound?

Parents always look forward to getting the first ultrasound of their baby. Routine two-dimensional ultrasounds are routinely done in the second trimester to assess the baby’s growth and development, to verify a due date, and to determine the baby’s sex.

Dr. C. also offers three-dimensional, or 3D ultrasound. As the ultrasound captures multiple 2D images, they’re translated by the computer into a 3D image that’s nearly as clear as a real photograph. With 3D ultrasound, you see the baby’s skin and a realistic shape that illustrates the baby’s features.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy means that one or more issues exist that put the health of the mother and/or the baby at risk. The risk could affect the pregnancy, or there may be a higher chance of complications during or after delivery.

The most common causes of a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Mother’s age is 35 or older
  • Mother’s age is 15 or younger
  • Multiple babies
  • Baby has birth defects
  • History of giving birth to a baby with birth defects
  • Prior low birth weight baby
  • Prior premature delivery
  • Pregnancy complications
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Underlying medical conditions:
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Thyroid disease
    • Anemia
    • Infection

What genetic testing is performed?

Genetic screening using blood work and ultrasound indicates whether your baby has a higher risk of genetic disorders. Parents may also choose to have carrier screening done before or during pregnancy to determine if they carry genes for inherited disorders.

If screening indicates a potential concern, or if you have a family history of genetic disorders, you may decide to get genetic testing. Genetic testing determines whether your baby actually has a genetic disorder.

Choosing to have a genetic test is a personal and often a difficult decision, because genetic tests such as amniocentesis (withdrawing amniotic fluid) and chorionic villus sampling (taking a tissue sample from the placenta) carry some risks. Dr. C. is with you every step of the way, offering information, support, and guidance

What is cord blood banking?

Cord blood refers to blood that’s in the umbilical cord after a baby is born. This blood contains hematopoietic stem cells, which are immature cells that can develop into any type of blood cell. These special cells can be banked and then used in the future to treat more than 70 different diseases, including genetic disorders, immune system disorders, and leukemia.

Insurance

We accept all major insurance PPO plans and Medicare. Please contact the office for any additional insurance information.

Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
Health Net PPO
Tricare
United Healthcare PPO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. C is the best OBGYN I've ever had! She really knows her stuff, and beyond! I'm forever thankful for her expertise."

    Michelle H.
  • RateMDs

    "I'd recommend Dr. C to anyone looking for a smart, personable and trustworthy MD."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you are looking for a Dr that is courteous, thorough and genuinely cares about her patients, then Dr. C is the one for you!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Cernaianu has been my OBGyn for 2 of my pregnancies and she has always taken her time to answer all my questions. I recommend her to all my family and friends."

    Verified Patient
Location
Hera Healthcare
910 Hampshire Road, Suite A
Westlake Village

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Phone: 805-225-4237
Fax: 888-972-9656
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