Medical Genetics & Fetal Medicine
Fetal medicine is also known as Perinatology, it is a branch of medicine that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are physicians who subspecialize within the field of obstetrics.
Fetal medicine is a new and most rapidly evolving specialty. Increasing knowledge and technological advances in prenatal screening and diagnosis have improved our capability to detect problems (like congenital malformations, genetic syndromes, metabolic disorders, etc) before birth and provide therapeutic interventions wherever possible so that more and more at risk couples are able to have an unaffected child. Sensitive counseling where the baby is affected helps in the preparation of the family to optimize the management of the pregnancy and delivery of the fetus.
Services provided under this department are:
- Early pregnancy scans
- First trimester NT/ NB scans
- The first trimester combined screening
- Anomaly scans (Level II)
- Cervical screening with uterine artery Doppler
- Fetal echocardiography
- Fetal wellbeing scans
- Multiple pregnancy scans