Fetal Medicine and Perinatology
Perinatology, also known as maternal-fetal medicine, is concerned with the specialized care of the mother and fetus in complicated, high-risk pregnancies. The Perinatology Division at Amrita is an integral component of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is committed to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for conditions affecting the expectant mother and fetus.
The Perinatology division provides diagnostic and consultative services focused on high-risk obstetrics. The experienced faculty provide a full range of ultrasound services, including antepartum scans in the first, second and third trimesters, Down syndrome screening, Fetal ECHO, 3D/4D ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided procedures.
The division also is skilled in the management and counseling of pregnancies complicated by fetal abnormalities, including growth disorders, inherited diseases, and structural malformations. Specialised scans for multi-fetal pregnancies are also routinely done.
Scheduled prenatal diagnostic consultation and targeted ultrasound examinations are available through the division six days a week. Invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, umbilical cord blood sampling, intra uterine transfusion and multifetal pregnancy reduction are performed four days a week.
In liaison with allied specialties like Paediatric Genetics, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Neurology and Paediatric Surgery (including urology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery) and Neonatology, the Perinatology Division also offers therapies for conditions like fetal anemia, congenital heart diseases, diaphragmatic hernias, bowel and renal abnormalities, certain complications affecting twin pregnancies and the like.
Pregnancy is truly a blissful, natural process. Nevertheless, there may be complications arising during pregnancy that may put the baby’s health at risk. Therefore, every expectant mother would do well to attend this clinic in order to ensure the well being of her baby and herself.