Foetal Medicine


Foetal medicine is a super speciality that deals with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of foetal conditions and abnormalities during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is an important phase in a woman's life, and we understand the importance of ensuring the well-being of both mother and child. Therefore we offer a comprehensive range of foetal medicine services, using the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Our team of highly trained and experienced foetal medicine specialists work closely with obstetricians, gynaecologists, and neonatologists to provide the highest level of care throughout your pregnancy journey. We provide a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for both routine and complex pregnancy-related issues.

Our services include:

  • Foetal screening and diagnosis: We use state-of-the-art ultrasound and genetic testing to identify any potential problems with your baby's development.
  • Foetal interventions: We offer a range of procedures to manage and treat certain conditions during pregnancy.

Some of the scans included are as follows:

Foetal medicine specialists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that may affect the development of an unborn baby. These conditions to name a few:

  • Foetal Anomalies: Foetal medicine specialists are trained to diagnose and manage structural or genetic abnormalities in the foetus. This can include conditions such as congenital heart defects, neural tube defects, chromosomal abnormalities (e.g., Down syndrome), and skeletal abnormalities.
  • High-Risk Pregnancies: Foetal medicine plays a crucial role in managing pregnancies that are considered high-risk. This can include pregnancies in women with pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets), maternal age-related risks, or a history of previous complications during pregnancy.
  • Foetal Growth Restriction: Foetal medicine specialists closely monitor foetal growth during pregnancy. If a foetus is not growing adequately or experiencing intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), interventions may be necessary to optimise foetal well-being and ensure proper development.
  • Foetal Infections: Certain infections can affect the developing foetus during pregnancy. Foetal medicine specialists diagnose and manage conditions such as congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, toxoplasmosis, rubella, syphilis, and others, to minimise potential harm to the foetus.
  • Rh Incompatibility: Rh incompatibility occurs when the mother has Rh-negative blood and the foetus has Rh-positive blood. Foetal medicine specialists manage this condition by monitoring foetal blood type and administering Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg) to prevent maternal antibodies from harming the foetus.
  • Preterm Labour: Foetal medicine specialists work to prevent and manage preterm labour, which is labour that occurs before 37 weeks of gestation. They may recommend interventions to delay labour or administer medications to promote foetal lung maturation when early delivery is necessary.
  • Foetal Distress: Foetal medicine specialists closely monitor foetal well-being and intervene when signs of foetal distress, such as abnormal heart rate patterns or reduced foetal movement, are detected. They may recommend further testing, such as foetal heart rate monitoring or ultrasound, and determine the appropriate course of action.

At Max Healthcare, we understand that pregnancy can be a stressful time for expectant parents, and we are committed to providing a supportive and compassionate environment for all our patients. We strive to ensure that every patient receives personalised care and attention throughout their pregnancy journey.

Our foetal medicine department is equipped with the latest equipment, and our team of specialists is at the forefront of research and development in the field of foetal medicine.

If you're looking for exceptional foetal medicine care, look no further than Max Healthcare. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our foetal medicine specialists.


Reviewed by Dr. Shivani Khanna, Consultant - Foetal Medicine Radiology on 13-July-2023.

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