Don’t worry, it’s Safe to scan!

Pregnancy scan

Fetal scans are a common and important part of pregnancy care, allowing doctors to assess the health and development of the fetus and monitor the pregnancy. However, it is natural for expectant parents to have concerns about the safety of these procedures. One type of fetal scan is ultrasound, which uses sound waves to produce […]

Congenital anomalies: diagnosis and management

Congenital anomalies

Diagnosis of congenital anomalies can be made during pregnancy through prenatal testing or after birth through physical examination and diagnostic testing. Prenatal testing includes techniques such as ultrasound, amniocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling. These tests can detect some, but not all, congenital anomalies. Physical examination and diagnostic testing of the newborn, such as x-rays, CT […]

Benefits and risks of prenatal genetic testing

prenatal genetic testing

Prenatal genetic testing refers to a variety of medical tests that can be performed during pregnancy to assess the genetic makeup of a developing fetus. These tests can be used to detect a wide range of genetic conditions, including Down syndrome, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle cell anemia. While prenatal genetic testing can provide valuable information […]

Recommended Diet & Restrictions for a Healthy Feotus 

pregnancy diet & restrictions for a healthy feotus

What is a ‘balanced diet’? An extensive variety of nutrient-dense food from the five major food groups are included in a healthy, balanced diet. To stay hydrated, it’s also a good idea to drink a lot of water. 1. Cereals and whole grains 2. Vegetables and beans/legumes 3. Lean poultry, meat, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, […]

What to Expect in the 1st Trimester?

What to expect in the 1st Trimester

By the end of the 13th week of pregnancy, the first trimester is complete. You may start experiencing nausea and sore breasts as pregnancy symptoms. Foetal development begins when the egg is fertilised. The development of all its body systems and organs is complete by the end of the thirteenth week. As soon as you […]

Pregnancy Dos & Don’ts

Pregnancy do and don’ts

Here are some tips for having a healthy pregnancy, including taking folic acid, being active, and eating right. Don’ts-  Activities that increase the chance of falling when pregnant Any form of exercise or sport in which there is a chance of falling, like skiing, rock climbing, or riding a horse, can be dangerous. This happens […]

Fetal Care for Diabetic Mothers

fetal care for diabetic mothers

If a diabetic woman controls her blood sugar levels before and during pregnancy, she increases her chances of having a healthy baby. Controlling blood sugar also reduces the likelihood that a woman will develop common diabetes complications or that the complications will worsen during pregnancy.Here are a few steps how a diabetic woman can control […]

Twin Pregnancy: Answers by Fetal Care Expert

Twin pregnancy

How is a twin pregnancy different from a single fetus pregnancy? The treatment for twins is very different from that of single fetuses. All twins have an increased chance of miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirth, and the increased likelihood of maternal problems like anemia, high blood pressure, and heavy bleeding after delivery. During pregnancy, twins […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Fetal Care

fetal care

An unexpected diagnosis during your pregnancy can be a scary experience. But with a fetal care specialist, you will have expert help throughout your pregnancy. Here are a few frequently asked questions about fetal scans and diagnosis. Remember, every pregnancy is different so trust your doctor regarding your baby’s health.  What is fetal medicine? Fetal […]