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Dr. Bhavna Anand

Consultant - Fetal Medicine

Manipal Hospitals, Delhi

Role Of Fetal Medicine In High Risk Pregnancy

Reviewed by:

Dr. Bhavna Anand

Posted On: May 20, 2024

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Fetal Medicine

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, filled with excitement and anticipation. But for some women, this journey can be overshadowed by concerns about potential risks to themselves or their developing baby. This is where the field of fetal medicine steps in, offering a beacon of hope and expertise in the realm of high-risk pregnancies. In this blog, we have compiled all the information about fetal medicine specialists in Delhi, their role, how fetal medicines can help in high-risk pregnancies how such pregnancies are diagnosed and what’s the future. 


Who are Fetal Medicine Specialists?

Fetal medicine specialists, also known as maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, are highly trained obstetricians who have completed additional fellowship training in managing complex pregnancies. They possess in-depth knowledge of maternal health conditions, fetal development, and potential complications that can arise during pregnancy.

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Several factors can contribute to a high risk pregnancy. Some common ones include:

  1. Advanced maternal age (over 35)

  2. Pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or autoimmune diseases

  3. Previous pregnancy complications like preterm birth, miscarriage, or birth defects

  4. Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.)

  5. Abnormal prenatal screening results

Consult our fetal medicine specialist in Delhi if you need to know more about what is a high risk pregnancy. 

How can Fetal Medicine Help?

As the fetal medicine department is dedicated to pregnancy MFM specialists play a crucial role in ensuring the best possible outcome for both mother and baby in high-risk pregnancies. Here's a glimpse into the ways they can help:

  1. Preconception Counseling: Even before conception, MFM specialists can advise couples with risk factors on optimizing their health and reducing potential complications.

  2. Advanced Prenatal Testing: They offer a range of prenatal tests, both non-invasive (like ultrasound and blood tests) and invasive (like amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling) to diagnose fetal abnormalities or potential health concerns.

  3. Close Monitoring: High-risk pregnancies require more frequent monitoring. MFM specialists use advanced technology like detailed ultrasounds and fetal Doppler studies to assess fetal growth, development, and well-being.

  4. Management of Maternal Conditions: They work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to manage pre-existing medical conditions that can impact pregnancy.

  5. Fetal Interventions: In some cases, MFM specialists can perform in-utero procedures, like fetal blood sampling or surgery, to treat specific fetal conditions.

  6. Delivery Planning: Based on the individual circumstances, they help develop a personalized delivery plan, which may involve early delivery or specialized care at birth.

Consult our fetal medicine hospital in Delhi If you need treatment and care for high risk pregnancy. 

Management of High-Risk Pregnancy and The Importance of a Team Approach

Fetal medicine specialists are integral members of a comprehensive healthcare team for high-risk pregnancies. They collaborate with obstetricians, paediatricians, geneticists, and other specialists to ensure coordinated care throughout the pregnancy and deliver

Empowerment Through Knowledge

A high-risk pregnancy can be stressful and filled with uncertainty. MFM specialists play a vital role in empowering women with knowledge about their condition and the available options. They provide clear explanations, address concerns, and offer emotional support, allowing women to make informed decisions about their care.

Looking Forward

The field of fetal medicine is constantly evolving. Advancements in technology are leading to the development of even more sophisticated diagnostic tools and minimally invasive procedures. This ongoing progress offers renewed hope for improved outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.

If you are facing a high-risk pregnancy, know that you are not alone. Our Fetal medicine specialists in Delhi are there to guide you through this journey, providing expert care and support to ensure the health and well-being of both you and your baby.

You can book an appointment with our highly experienced and skilled fetal medicine specialist in Delhi to determine whether you are at risk of high-risk pregnancy or not. We also invite you to explore our blog page to read the latest blogs shared by our doctor on trending healthcare topics like nutritional guides for healthy pregnancy, painless labour and more. 

Services available

Fetal Medicine program offers comprehensive services for low-risk and high-risk pregnant women including 

  1. Obstetrical ultrasonography

  2. Comprehensive package for pregnancy management 

  3. Antepartum fetal testing for fetal well-being

  4. Colour doppler study for fetal health

  5. 3D and 4D ultrasounds 

  6. High-risk pregnancy management 

  7. First-trimester Down syndrome screening

  8. Genetic sonogram package

  9. Fetal Echocardiography

  10. Genetic consultation

  11. Genetic procedures

  12. Other invasive testings 

  13. Fetal therapy  

  14. Perinatal consultations

  15. Fetal autopsy

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