Fetal medicine is a specialty that deals with the monitoring and assessment of the growth and development of the fetus at various stages during the pregnancy. It offers diagnosis and treatment of complications which may arise in unborn babies.
It is a comprehensive service throughout pregnancy in the diagnosis and management of all fetal conditions enabling early detection and management of fetal illnesses and abnormalities that may be harmful for the fetus or the mother during the term of pregnancy or after birth.
Our fetal medicine specialty operates to provide a holistic approach towards fetal care and works in sync with the OBG division to ensure a safe and healthy delivery. We conduct all kinds of specialized diagnostic and fetal screening tests necessary for monitoring the developing fetus. We offer a range of services including fetal scans and procedures, genetic services, gynecological scans and procedures.
With the help of these facilities we ensure efficient prenatal diagnosis and thus improved prognosis before and after birth. Also a multidisciplinary approach with a team of specialists from OBG, Neonatology, Pediatric surgical specialty, Endocrinology and others further helps us improve the prognosis.
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What is Fetal medicine?
Fetal medicine or Perinatology is a medical division that is concerned with the management of the health of mother and fetus during and after pregnancy. A fetal medicine specialist is a doctor who specializes in taking care of women with complicated pregnancies.
What is considered a high-risk pregnancy?
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are possible problems that may affect mother, baby and both. Therefore, it leads to the baby's health problems or early delivery.
What are the conditions of a high-risk pregnancy?
If the women are age 17 or less, age 35 or older, underweight or overweight before being pregnant, pregnant with twins, triplets or other multiples, associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and had other health problems with an earlier pregnancy.
What are the risk factors of a high-risk pregnancy?
Maternal age, medical conditions before & during pregnancy like high blood pressure, diabetes, lung, kidney & heart problems, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. Also, including pregnancy-related problems like premature labour, multiple births, placenta previa, fetal problems.
How do I prevent pregnancy complications?
Eat a healthy diet food and manage ideal weight, limit cigarettes, alcohol & drugs, get pregnancy immunizations on-time and get at least 400 micrograms of folic acid starting before and continue during pregnancy.