Foetal Medicine

OVERVIEW

At Motherhood, we understand the importance of careful monitoring of the foetus. The Foetal Medicine Department is fully equipped with the latest technologies to assess the growth and development of your unborn baby at various stages of the pregnancy. This diagnosis also helps in early detection of illnesses and abnormalities, enabling early treatments which prevent the mother and child from getting harmed.

Early Pregnancy Scans

The sixth week of your pregnancy is quite a milestone for you and your better half. Now your baby has grown to the size of a pea, the eyes and ears start developing, and the baby’s heart beats 100–160 times a minute. All this is indicated to you via some symptoms like morning sickness, mood swings, frequent urination and more, but to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy, a visit to your healthcare specialist is a must.

First Trimester Scan

Early Pregnancy/Viability scan: an early pregnancy scan is very important as it will confirm the pregnancy and establish a due date. It is a transabdominal scan (done over the tummy) and is performed between 7-11 weeks of the pregnancy. It also helps in confirmation of the number of embryos, the presence of a heartbeat and the detection of internal bleeding, if any.

Mid-Trimester Scan

What is Mid-Trimester Scan?

The mid-trimester scan is usually carried out between 18 to 21 weeks of gestational period. The scan is done to check for major physical abnormalities in the baby. It is also called an anomaly scan, and it takes 2-D black and white image which only give a side view of the baby. The image shows the baby’s face and hands. The main aim of the scan is to check that your baby is developing normally.

Foetal echo

What is Foetal Echocardiography?

Foetal echocardiography is similar to an ultrasound. It is done to see the structure and function of unborn child’s heart. It is usually done in the second trimester, between 18 to 24 weeks.

A small probe called a transducer is placed on the mother’s abdomen which sends ultrasonic waves through the mother and baby’s skin to the baby’s heart tissues, and when the waves bounce off the heart structures, they are picked by the transducer which sends them to a computer. The computer converts the echoes into an image of the heart walls and valves. The whole procedure takes from 30 minutes to two hours to perform.

Workup of anomalies /counselling

At Motherhood, we understand the importance of careful monitoring of the foetus. The Foetal Medicine Department is fully equipped with latest technologies to assess the growth and development of your unborn baby at various stages of the pregnancy. This diagnosis also helps in early detection of illnesses and abnormalities, enabling early treatments and prevent the mother and child from getting harmed.

Interval Growth Scan

What is an Interval Growth?

An interval growth, also known as foetal growth scan, is a type of ultrasound scan which evaluates whether the growth of your baby is healthy or not. At Motherhood Hospitals, doctors recommend interval growth during the third trimester of your pregnancy.

What is the goal of a growth scan?

An interval growth scans in pregnancy is done to evaluate the essential information about foetal growth and your pregnancy. It is also required to:

Foetal Doppler

What is a Doppler Scan?

A Doppler scan is a type of ultrasound scan that helps to evaluate your child’s health. It evaluates the flow of blood to different parts of the baby’s body, such as the brain, umbilical cord, and heart. It reveals a piece of essential information such as whether your baby is receiving all nutrients and oxygen through the placenta or not.

At Motherhood Hospitals, the Foetal Doppler scan is performed at the same time as a regular ultrasound. It uses the same equipment as a routine ultrasound. Motherhood Hospitals’ trained sonographers help to give a clear image of the wellbeing and the health of your baby. Best results can be obtained if a Doppler scan is performed during the second and third trimesters.

3D /4D Pregnancy Scans

Ultrasound scans including 3D and 4D are more like a real-time photograph of your baby. With 3D scanning, many pictures of the child are taken in 2D and then merged to create a 3D image effect. With 4D scanning, pictures are made in real time, and you can see what your child is doing in your womb at the time, such as moving of legs and arms or opening of the eyes and stopping.

Ultrasound scans are an essential tool to examine the health and internal organs of a growing fetus. It helps the gynaecologists to identify any complications. This identification allows doctors at Motherhood Hospitals to treat the baby at the earliest. These 3D/4D scans throughout pregnancy help the experts to detect any kind of anomalies such as a cleft lip, helps you keep a track of spinal problems and other congenital disabilities. It also helps in monitoring the amniotic fluid.

Amniocentesis

At Motherhood, we understand the importance of careful monitoring of the foetus. The Foetal Medicine Department is fully equipped with latest technologies to assess the growth and development of your unborn baby at various stages of the pregnancy. This diagnosis also helps in early detection of illnesses and abnormalities, enabling early treatments and prevent the mother and child from getting harmed.

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

What is Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)?

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a prenatal screening which involves, taking a sample of chorionic villi from the placenta for chromosomal abnormalities and some other genetic problems. The placenta is a structure in the uterus that provides blood and nutrients to the growing baby from the mother. It also removes waste products from the blood of the baby. Chorionic Villi are a small part of placental tissues that resemble fingers and has genetic material similar to the embryo.

Laser Abalation

What is Laser Ablation Surgery?

Laser ablation surgery is a treatment to remove tumours and other lesions by using light. A thin laser probe is placed in the brain which shows exactly what area to be heated and how much and, that the surgery is done.

Laser ablation is also called as:

  • Real-time MRI-guided laser ablation surgery
  • Stereotactic laser ablation
  • Thermal ablation or thermoablation

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