Advanced Fetal Care Centre

Advanced Fetal Care Centre

The centre for advanced foetal care under The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai is a world-class clinical and research centre devoted to the care of the unborn baby and their family. The facility has rapidly gained recognition for state-of-the-art perinatology as a premier resource in the region and as the first choice of patients for the treatment, evaluation, and management of fetal disorders and abnormalities. By screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities as early as possible, your baby gets the best opportunity for treatment and care post-birth.

Our team comprises expert physicians and researchers who have years of experience in the field, having performed more than 3,000 successful fetal procedures in intrauterine life, including intrauterine shunt catheters, life-saving fetal transfusions, and intrauterine shunt catheters, and other fetal surgical procedures. The centre boasts a long history of innovation and research in fetal therapy, both noninvasive and invasive.

Our advanced fetal care services include:

  • Fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Advanced services regarding fetal care
  • Genetic counselling
  • Fetal therapy

With the use of advanced imaging, 3-D ultrasound, 4-D colour vascular imaging, fetal magnetic resonance imaging to direct biopsies for rare tumours of the fetus, and life-saving fetal therapies as early as possible, we make use of the most advanced and comprehensive resources available in the medical field currently with the goal of giving obstetric caregivers and parents the knowledge to make informed decisions about the treatment plans. With a collaborative team of geneticists, perinatologists, pediatric surgeons, and neonatologists, the advanced fetal care team in our hospital channels the technology and talent in a way that you and your unborn child demand.

Further to the services mentioned above, the advanced fetal care centre delivers maternal and fetal health services for females with high-risk pregnancies. From preventive counselling and diagnosis through tailored treatment plans and follow-up, the advanced fetal care team provides the support and care required at every stage of pregnancy and delivery. Pregnant females are counselled about weight problems in pregnancy, hypertension, predisposing conditions leading to preterm labour, and other health issues affecting pregnancy.

If we detect that there is a problem or risk of developing complications in your unborn child or fetus, the advanced foetal care centre can help. These risk factors include:

  • Abnormal quantity or composition of amniotic fluid.
  • Suboptimal or abnormal ultrasound reading.
  • Mental retardation, congenital heart disease, or any other syndrome.
  • Congenital infections like the fifth disease.
  • Family history of conditions like single gene disorder.
  • Fetus with intrauterine growth retardation.
  • If the pregnant female's age is 35 years or more.
  • Medical problems in the pregnant mother can affect the fetus.
  • Recurrent pre-term labour or abortions.
  • PROM or premature rupture of membranes.
  • Multiple pregnancies, such as in the case of twins.

The team of specialists at The Advanced Fetal Care Centre also attends to pregnant females with surgical or medical disorders, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Preeclampsia (toxaemia)
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Infectious diseases

In addition to providing treatment for the diseases mentioned above, the team also provides a full range of diagnostic services such as ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT scans. The ultrasound films produced by our technicians are interpreted by our maternal and fetal medicine specialists, whose field of expertise is dealing with pregnant females and their fetuses. Our ultrasound technicians have immense experience with fetal ultrasounds. While most ultrasounds are carried out to monitor females with high-risk pregnancies, ultrasounds are also run to see the size of the fetus or date of pregnancy.

Our services targeted toward detecting fetal abnormalities include:

  • Chorionic villus sampling at 11-14 weeks
  • Diagnostic amnioinfusion
  • Fetal biopsy
  • Endovaginal ultrasound
  • Invasive testing
  • Genetic amniocentesis 15 weeks onwards to term
  • Molecular testing for single gene disorders
  • Multivessel fetal doppler study
  • Polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing fetal blood type, infections, etc
  • Targeted two-dimensional ultrasound imaging
  • Rapid karyotype

We also provide fetal blood transfusion, drug therapy, fetal cordocentesis, fetoscopic electrocautery and laser surgery, minimally invasive fetal surgery, gene therapy, multiformat fetal echo, treatment of fetal heart failure, percutaneous shunt placement, treatment of fetal hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, treatment of fetal infections and thrombocytopenia, and 3D reconstruction and fetal MRI.

The doctors who provide the services mentioned above are maternal-fetal specialists or perinatologists with years of experience in the field. They are prepared to provide consultation or care for both the pregnant mother and the unborn fetus in a complicated pregnancy. Additionally, the perinatologist provides information to the patients or their family members and counsels them regarding their diagnosis and the treatment options available. The maternal-fetal specialists work in collaboration with the nurse-midwife or obstetrician in providing co-management, consultations, or direct care for a high-risk, complicated pregnancy both before and after delivery.