What is Fetal Medicine ?

Taking care of the babies is the prime duty of any parents. However, in some cases, the parents need to offer special care to their babies even before they born. Yes, we are talking about fetal care. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to determine the health of the unborn babies and provide them with proper medicine and treatments.

This is not at all an easy task, and it involves a lot of experience, skill and deep knowledge in fetal medicine. Several diagnostic processes are used to determine the health condition of the fetus, and then the fetal care experts offer the right treatment to deal with those issues. Being a parent, you should choose the top Gynaecology & Obstetrics Treatment hospital where you can obtain the best fetal medicine and care for your unborn child.

Diagnostic Testing and Fetal Treatment

Our team provides preconception consultations for women who have a history of difficult pregnancies. We provide genetic and diagnostic testing for birth defects and fetal abnormalities, including chorionic villus sampling, nuchal translucency, umbilical cord blood sampling, and first trimester ultrasound testing. Working with our Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Program, we also provide expertise in fetal therapeutic procedures. This includes blood transfusions for babies in the womb affected by anemia, and fetoscopic laser photocoagulation, a minimally invasive procedure used to stop blood transfer between fetuses with twin–twin transfusion syndrome.

What we offer

Fetal medicine unit of SFMC provides comprehensive service throughout the pregnancy in the diagnosis and management of all fetal conditions.

We are specialised in:

  • First-trimester diagnosis of fetal anomalies
  • Screening of chromosomal abnormalities
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Invasive prenatal diagnosis for chromosomal abnormalities and genetic syndrome
  • Diagnosis and management of small and growth-restricted fetuses
  • Management of multiple pregnancies and their complications
  • Prediction and prevention of preterm labour
  • Monitoring and treatment Rh-Negative mothers and doing IUTs
  • Close pregnancy monitoring in women with previous poor pregnancy outcome
  • Aim of our Fetal Medicine Center is to provide comprehensive specialized care to women with both low and high-risk pregnancy from conception to childbirth under one roof, hand in hand with your obstetrician.

We have created an ideal setup with the latest equipment in machinery and software, entrusted in the hands of highly specialized, skilled and experienced fetal medicine specialists who will perform all diagnostic tests both non-invasive or invasive to check the development of the fetus and if required help in in-utero therapeutic correction or monitoring of the unborn baby.

Facilities available at Inception Super Speciality Women’s Healhcare

  • Comprehensive Obstetrical Level-lII Ultrasound by Feto-Maternal Expert
  • Confirmation of Pregnancy and dating scan
  • First Trimester Screening (Nuchal Translucency, Nasal bone, Ductus Venosus, Tricuspid regurgitation, along with first-trimester assessment for fetal anomalies) (11 to 13+6 wks)
  • Early anomaly scan (>16 weeks)
  • Detailed Anomaly scan (>18 weeks)
  • Fetal Growth scan / Estimated fetal weight, liquor & placental localization (>26 weeks)
  • Fetal Biophysical Profile (>32 weeks)
  • Fetal Color Doppler (IUGR screening and growth monitoring using special statistical monitoring software for Indian population) (>26 weeks)
  • Fetal Echocardiography – ECHO (18 -28 weeks)
  • Multiple pregnancy assessment and management of complications
  • Prediction of mid-trimester miscarriage and preterm labour – Cervical length assessment
  • Transvaginal USG (TVS)
  • State of art 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Genetic Screening
  • Combined first-trimester screening for Down syndrome (Nuchal translucency with Dual marker test)
  • Combined first-trimester screening for Down Syndrome and preeclampsia (Uterine artery Doppler with biochemistry with Dual marker)
  • Second trimester Down syndrome screening (Quadruple /Triple test)
  • Interventional Diagnostic Procedures
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal Blood Sampling (FBS, cordocentesis)
  • Fetal Urine Sampling
  • Fetal skin biopsy
  • Placental biopsy
  • Interventional Therapeutic Procedures
  • Multifetal pregnancy reduction (Triplets and higher-order pregnancy)
  • Selective feticide
  • Intrauterine transfusion in Rh is immunised pregnancy
  • Therapeutic amnioreduction
  • Fetal shunt procedures

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