Fetal medicine is a branch of Obstetrics which delivers highly specialized diagnostics and treatments to pregnant women with complicated diseases of the unborn foetus. Types of diseases covered include genetic disorders, foetal abnormalities, twin pregnancy, etc. the purpose is to treat them in utero if possible or abort in time to avoid the birth of abnormal or handicapped children.
Procedures include detailed ultrasound examination, amniocentesis, chorionic villus biopsy, cordocentesis, etc. Sometimes amniotic fluid is taken out of the uterus and sent for genetic analysis also.
All these tests can help in determining any disease and taking appropriate action if required. We have a dedicated foetal medicine specialist working at our center who takes care of these problems regularly.