Detailed ultrasound scans by Specialist Fetal Medicine doctors to examine the baby in the womb
- When a Fetal abnormality is suspected/detected at ultrasound scan at any gestation
- Where there is a previous history of fetal anomaly, chromosome or genetic conditions
- Where a pregnancy is affected by or at risk from maternal Rhesus disease or high/rising antibody titres
- Where there are complications of multiple pregnancy
- MCDA twins and higher order multiple pregnancy i.e. triplets
- Pregnancy complicated by fetal infection
- Pregnancy complicated by genetic abnormality with possible recurrence.
- Anhydramnios or Oligohydramnios (< 24 weeks gestation)
- SGA fetus at second trimester anomaly ultrasound scan or abnormal Doppler’s at < 32 weeks of pregnancy
Liaison with all relevant Paediatric specialties (e.g. neonatologists, neurologists, nephrologists and specialist nurses).
Referral to tertiary Fetal Medicine Units may be necessary for some ladies to seek a second opinion and review.
- Tertiary units include St Michaels Hospital in Bristol and University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
A Point of contact by midwives to provide ongoing advice and support.