High-risk Pregnancies

Maternal Fetal Medicine To Avoid High-risk Pregnancies

Known as Perinatology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine deals with the specialized care of pregnant women and their fetuses. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists care for customary pregnancies plus the ones with High-risk Pregnancies.

Conditions evaluated and treated in High-risk Pregnancies include:

  • Maternal conditions or diseases, including:

  • Maternal metabolic diseases like diabetes both pregestational and gestational types

  • Infectious diseases namely parvovirus, hepatitis, HIV and AIDS, toxoplasmosis etc.

  • Platelet alloimmunization (NAIT or FMAIT) (e.g. Rh negative mother sensitized to an Rh positive fetus)

  • Maternal lupus (collagen vascular disorder)

  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Unfortunate past obstetrical record such as past preterm deliveries, preterm cervical dilatation, preterm labor, repetitive pregnancy loss, premature rupture of membranes.

  • Several gestations (twins and higher order multiples)

  • An identified/suspected fetal anomaly

  • Fetal growth restriction (a baby that is too small)

  • Suspected irregular fetal growth

  • Macrosomia (a baby that is too large)

Maternal family history of:

  • Gastrointestinal disease

  • Cardiac disease

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Renal disease

Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists operate alongside to spot and provide complete care for the following:

  • Antenatal serum screening (triple screen/quad screen) with an augmented risk/suspicion of a chromosomal anomaly like Trisomy 21 [Down syndrome], Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18

  • AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test together with the suspicion of a neural tube defect

  • The requirement for invasive fetal testing procedure(s) or other in utero therapeutic techniques, specifically platelet infusion, blood sampling/transfusion, fetal bladder stent placement, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis (amnio) for motherly age or added aspects

Parmar Hospital is experienced in treating a wide array of complex maternal-fetal conditions and assures to keep both mother and her baby healthy.

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