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Birth Planner Services in San Angelo

Shannon’s Birth Planner is here to assist you throughout your pregnancy journey — from your first visit to postpartum care.
She is available to help you with:

  • Finding an OB provider and/or a pediatrician
  • Signing up for Building Blocks childbirth classes
  • Registration questions
  • Billing and insurance questions
  • Locating pregnancy resources in our community

For questions, more information, or to schedule an appointment with the Birth Planner, call 325.747.2359 or email


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3D Sonograms

Why 3D/4D? You’ll see more details in your baby’s features. Whose nose does he have? What is the shape of her eyes? This unique service is available to patients during their 26th to 31st week of pregnancy.

Sessions are 30 minutes in length and are available:

  • Shannon Clinic Harris, 220 E. Harris

Limited appointments are available, so we encourage you to call and reserve a time as early as possible. Sessions are $100 and the fee is due at the time of your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, please call 325.747.8888. We look forward to providing you and your family with this special keepsake!

Non-Invasive Fetal Testing

Non-invasive fetal testing provides a safe way for obstetricians to determine if there are chromosome abnormalities present in a developing baby. This form of testing, also called cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening, is available at each Shannon OB/GYN office.

This screening blood test is done after 10 weeks of pregnancy. For the test, DNA from the baby is extracted from a maternal blood sample and tested for the presence of several specific chromosome problems, such as Down syndrome. The test also identifies the baby’s sex.

Your OB may recommend non-invasive fetal testing for several reasons:

  • You have certain risk factors for having a baby with a chromosomal condition, including maternal age past 35 or if you have previously given birth to a baby with a chromosomal condition.
  • If you are the carrier of an X-linked recessive disorder, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or hemophilia, knowing the sex of the baby is important and can be determined earlier than with an ultrasound.
  • Early prenatal care is important. Until recently, the test was only offered to high-risk women, but now it is frequently offered to all pregnant women who start prenatal care early in pregnancy.

This type of prenatal screening poses no physical risks for you or your baby. There are some limitations to the testing, and your doctor will determine if this testing method is appropriate for you and your baby. For more information, please consult your OB provider.

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