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Fetal Medicine

Fetal Medicine

Most pregnancies are normal without any complications. However, sometimes a mother or her unborn baby may require specialised care for various reasons. If the unborn baby has abnormalities such as gastroschisis, or the mother has medical conditions that increase the risk to the baby, such as red cell antibodies or viral infections, they may require specialised care in fatal medicine.

At BirthRight by Rainbow Hospitals, the care of your child begins from within the womb itself. In addition to providing routine Fetal Checks for all pregnant women, we also provide advanced Fetal- diagnostic and therapeutic services in the form of various treatments. We have highly experienced and renowned fetal medicine consultants and specialists, as well as other specialists such as Neonatologists, Geneticists, PediatricSurgeons, FetalCardiologists and Neurosurgeons who offer their expertise to our multidisciplinary approach. Fetal intervention is advised to get an early diagnosis of any seeming issue or problem. The department of fetal medicine ensures the best picture of health for the baby while still in the womb.

The Fetal Medicine team at BirthRight by Rainbow Hospital, which is a center for maternal-fetal medicine, is equipped to handle and offers the following services -

- Screening for Chromosome Abnormalities in Pregnancy:
- Sequential Screening
- Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
- Prenatal Testing and Diagnosis

We provide the most advanced prenatal screening and diagnostic testing of Over 300 disorders in unborn infants. Some common ones include:
- Down's syndrome
- Tay-Sachs disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Spina bifida
- Fragile X syndrome (a common cause of mental retardation)
- Heart defects

Medical complications we are equipped to treat :
- Heart disease
- Lupus in Pregnancy
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
- Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
- Preeclampsia (toxaemia)
- High blood pressure
- Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Recurrent preterm labour and delivery
- Expected twins, triplets or more
- Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test

Comprehensive High-Risk Pregnancy Services:
- Genetic Counseling
- Preconception Counseling
- Targeted Ultrasound
- Screening for Aneuploidy
** Quad Marker Check
** First Trimester Screening and Nuchal Translucency
- Prenatal Diagnosis
- Amniocentesis
- Chorionic Villus Sampling
- Cordocentesis
- Antepartum Testing
- Biophysical Profile
- Non-stress Testing
- Fetal Doppler
- Special Delivery Unit
- Fetal Care Center
- Consultation Services
- Preconception Evaluation
- Prenatal Nutrition

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What does the Maternal and Fetal Medicine team at BirthRight by Rainbow Hospital do?

We provide the most advanced, personalized care for women with high-risk pregnancies and collaborate with pediatrics subspecialists, counsellors, and nurses to provide the optimal results for the mother and her baby. We have the best fetal medicine specialists who are trained for all emergency situations regarding you and your baby.

Who decides on the course of treatment?

Our team is always willing to provide the necessary counselling to patients and families. We will provide you with all the necessary information you need, including the options you have in regards to the Maternal fetal medicine. This will help you make an informative decision by yourself. We understand the decisions can be very difficult, so we aim to address all your concerns and queries to offer you complete support and assistance. A maternal fetal specialist will be with you at all times to ensure that your baby is safe and healthy. The specialist can also guide you and get you more information on what is being given to your baby.

Are you equipped to handle high-risk pregnancies?

We have the necessary preparation required to provide care for high-risk babies. Immediately after the birth of your baby, our newborn specialists will be present in the delivery room for the examination of your baby. Factors like the baby’s colour will be examined. If the baby has breathing troubles, an endotracheal tube will be placed in the airway to help the baby breathe. An intravenous line will be required if the baby cannot take breast milk or formula, for preventing dehydration. Our team will provide you with necessary updates throughout the process. Our fetal medicine specialists will assess the situation and then run a course of treatment to ensure that you and your baby are safe, healthy and out of danger. In high-risk pregnancies, our specialists will be prepared according to the risk factor. BirthRight by Rainbow Hospital is a center for maternal fetal medicine and we are equipped to handle high-risk pregnancies and any complications that may arise during your time at the hospital.

Can the baby be breastfed?

Yes, breast feeding is always encouraged. The antibodies and nutrients in breast milk help with the growth and development of newborns. You may need to pump your breast milk and store it in the freezer before it is time for the baby to take the milk.

What are the next steps?

Your doctor will closely observe your pregnancy and will have a detailed plan for the same. You can always consult with our maternal-fetal medicine specialist regarding your concerns and questions. The maternal fetal specialist assigned to you will guide you on the further steps.

Will it affect future pregnancies?

Before you conceive again, it is advisable to consult with a maternal-fetal medicine doctor, geneticist or obstetrician. They will help determine any risk for future pregnancy and provide necessary recommendations as well.

How to take care of yourself?

You must make sure you follow all the recommendations from your doctor. Have a healthy diet, take your prenatal vitamins and get sufficient rest. It is important to avoid smoking and alcohol during pregnancy.

How long will the baby be in the hospital?

The length of hospital stay varies depending on the individual stay. The pediatric specialist will decide based on the diagnosis and the baby’s condition. The doctors can only provide you with a general idea as each case is different. The stay may be longer or shorter. The maternal fetal specialist assigned to you will be there with you to take care of your baby.