Fetal Medicine

Fetal Medicine

Most of the health issues that a child will face in its infancy or even the adult life, often have their roots in the time that the baby spends growing in the mother’s womb. Therefore, it is vital to ensure proper health of the foetus such that various health concerns of the future can be addressed right at the beginning.

It is important to note that although the mother & the foetus are a physically single unit, they are both two different entities & individuals. They both have their own physiological and developmental challenges and require specialized care independent of each other. Advancements in Obstetrics have now given shape to a new field of medicine known as – foetal medicine – that focuses on the specific needs of the foetus.

The objective of Foetal Medicine is to help couples have healthy babies and offer specialized advice on possible genetic diseases, prevention of recurrent birth defects and help parents be prepared mentally, socially and emotionally for any unfortunate circumstances.

Ultrasound scanning is one of the major components of foetal medicine, providing the necessary diagnostic and interventional method to identify any challenges will the growing foetus. Some of the routinely performed scans include:

  • Nasal Bone or the NT Scan
  • Fetal Anomaly Scan
  • Fetal Dopplers Scan
  • Foetal Echocardiography scan
  • Ultrasound guided invasive procedures

Adequate growth of the foetus as well vital signs that indicate on the appropriate progression of the foetus during the gestation period, is a key aspect of foetal monitoring. Any anomalies must be promptly identified and diagnosed. This is achieved with the help of advanced technology that aids the delivery of world class foetal care.