What is Maternal Fetal Medicine?
Maternal fetal medicine is a sub-specialty of obstetrics that focuses on managing health concerns of both mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy. This discipline explores maternal care for both low and high risk pregnancies such as multiple pregnancies, placental abnormalities, fetal anomalies, nutritional issues or infectious diseases.
Who and When should seek help?
The specialists are responsible to take care of women having complicated or high risk pregnancies as well as fetuses at risk. The specialists will also diagnose and manage any birth defects, heart problems or blood disorders in a developing baby. If genetic disorders are found, genetic counselling will be given to the mothers as well.
What are the treatment offered?
Our specialist offers evaluation treatment for a variety of maternal conditions and diseases. In addition, fetal diagnosis also can be done by obstetric ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis.
Maternal-fetal medicine specialists will identify risks and provide mothers better recommendations for future pregnancies. A multi-disciplinary approach and comprehensive care is vital to reduce maternal morbidity in high risk pregnancies and to ensure the safety of mother and fetus throughout the pregnancy.