Fetal medicine

About Fetal Medicine:

Fetal medicine, also known as maternal-fetal medicine (MFM), focuses on managing health conditions/complications of a mother and a fetus before, during, and immediately after pregnancy. The high-risk pregnancies are assessed and managed by Fetal Medicine Specialists – obstetricians or gynecologists with additional training and board certification in high-risk pregnancy care.

Most pregnancies follow a fairly uninterrupted course, without any complications. However, some women experience medical complications that may put their health, their baby’s health at risk. Such pregnancies are termed “high-risk” pregnancies.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists at American Hospital Dubai provide a full spectrum of services, which include multi-fetal pregnancy care, consultations for recurrent miscarriages, genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, preterm delivery care, and treatments for a range of other medical and obstetrical disorders during pregnancy.

Conditions Treated with Foetal Medicine:

Our fetal medicine specialists have extensive skills in managing high-risk pregnancies, which means any condition that may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome. Our competent FM Specialists can safely and effectively address the following medical complications of pregnancy:

  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Thyroid gland issues
  • Clotting disorders
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Obesity
  • Lupus in Pregnancy
  • Women with a history of pregnancy complications, such as pre-term births, stillbirth, pre-eclampsia, and/or recurrent loss
  • Multiple gestation – twins, triplets, or other multiples
  • Problems with the fetus, such as birth defects, congenital anomalies, growth restriction, fetal anemia, and other conditions

Fetal Medicine Procedures:

The Obstetrics and Gynecology department at American Hospital Dubai offers a wide spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures to safely and effectively address fetal health complications. Fetal surgery becomes necessary when a fetal abnormality is discovered at an early stage of a pregnancy and has the potential to get worse as the pregnancy progresses. Our experienced fetal specialists perform the following procedures:

None-invasive Procedures:

  • Obstetrical Detailed Anatomy Scan
  • Fetal Echocardiography 
  • Fetal Doppler (Umbilical, Middle, Cerebral, DV, DA)

Invasive Procedures:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Therapeutic Amniotic Fluid Reduction
  • Cordocentesis  Intrauterine
  • Fetal Intrauterine Transfusion
  • Needle aspiration of the fetal compartment (cysts)
  • Transabdominal Amnioinfusion
  • Percutaneous fetal shunt placement
  • Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction

Book an Appointment:

If you are aware that you have an existing condition while either trying to conceive or once pregnant, you should discuss this with one of our Gynecology Specialists at American Hospital Dubai by filling out our secure online form.

Doctors Panel of Fetal medicine

Antoine Frangieh

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Maternal Fetal Medicine

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