Fetal Medicine

The Fetal Medicine service at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital offers a range of diagnostic scans for normal and high risk pregnancies, as well as other prenatal invasive tests and procedures.

Clinical services:

Ultrasound:

  • Level 3 advanced obstetric ultrasound for low and high risk pregnancies including twins and high order multiple pregnancies. This is typically conducted between 19-22 weeks gestation, although it can be performed at any time after 19 weeks
  • 3D/4D ultrasound scans
  • First trimester markers such as nuchal translucency, nasal bone, tricuspid regurgitation, ductus venosus doppler
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Prenatal doppler including, but not limited to, umbilical artery, middle vertebral artery, ductus venosus, umbilical vein
  • Fetal biophysical profile
  • Cervical assessment
  • Gynaecological scans
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), first and second trimester assessment for aneuploidies (organised through external agencies)   

Counselling:

  • Multidisciplinary counselling by a perinatologist and/or or other paediatric specialists as required
  • Prenatal genetic counselling for genetic diseases

Invasive procedures:

  • Diagnostic procedures:
    • Amniocentesis
    • Chorionic villus sampling
    • Cordocentesis
    • Amnioinfusio
  • Therapeutic fetal interventions (after 28 weeks gestation)
    • Amniodrainage
    • Cephalocentesis, vesicocentesis and pleurocentesis.

Follow-up of patients of the Fetal Medicine unit is undertaken for the whole pregnancy, including intrapartum care.

Clinic timings and contact information:

Saturday to Tuesday - 8am to 5pm

Wednesday - 12 noon to 9pm

Note: Patient reports will be directly sent to the referring physician and the hospital Medical Records Department by either email/printout on the day of the scan.