Maternal, Fetal Medicine and Fetal Diagnostics

Our services are targeted towards prevention, early detection and treatment of impairments with fetal health. We work closely with all the families involved to provide excellent care.

The services provided at the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Sidra Outpatient Clinic include:

  • Accurate pregnancy dating using advanced ultrasound
  • Prenatal non-invasive screening tests for chromosomal defects like trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) that reduce the risk of harm to the baby.
  • Ultrasound screening to confirm normal fetal development and to exclude structural fetal anomalies or physical defects.
  • Second opinion ultrasounds
  • We offer genetic counseling to couples with a current of previous history of congenital anomaly or genetic disease
  • We arrange genetic counseling, investigations and referral for more intensive aspects like pre-implantation genetic diagnosis where required, particularly for diseases or conditions that may run in families.
  • Diagnosis and treatment to fetuses with a suspected congenital anomaly
  • Intensive monitoring and regular assessments for babies with abnormal growth problems and have experts in the care of babies with intra-uterine growth restriction.
  • Specialized services for the diagnosis of abnormal placental invasive disorders, diagnosis and care of congenital heart abnormalities and other cardiac defects that arise in later pregnancy.
  • Counselling and specialized information that may help mothers better prepare for the birth of their child including the option of delivery in a setting that will permit rapid access to specialist surgical or medical care.