Almas Hospital

Fetal Medicine

Recognized for the exceptional perinatal and maternal care in Malappuram, Almas Hospital's Maternal-Fetal Medicine department provides the most advanced care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Our team of expert OB/GYN specialists and perinatologists take a multi-disciplinary approach to creating personalized care for women experiencing a complicated or "high-risk" pregnancy. When pregnancy complications threaten the mother’s or fetus’ health, our fetal medicine specialists collaborate with colleagues in multiple disciplines, including neonatology, pediatrics, cardiology, anesthesiology, and surgery, to provide targeted treatment. With the best neonatal intensive care unit in Malappuram and teams of perinatologists, pediatric surgeons, and a full panel of pediatric subspecialists on-site, mom and baby are given the highest level of care 24/7.

Services Offered

From 3D ultrasounds to risk assessment and advanced testing, you can rest knowing that with us, any concerns you have about your pregnancy will be addressed with compassion and expertise. Our services include:

Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasounds are a crucial part of pregnancy, whether the pregnancy is considered high-risk or not.

  • First-trimester anomaly scans and Nuchal translucency
  • Second-trimester anomaly scans
  • Early Target scan & TIFFA scan
  • Growth scan
  • Fetal echocardiography and Neurosonogram

Maternal Risk Screening

We offer comprehensive maternal risk assessment tests to determine whether the mother or the fetus is at increased risk and provide the basis for further assessment and intervention.

  • Maternal serum screening test: (Combined test (11-13+6 weeks) Quadruple test (15- 20 weeks)
  • Tests for Preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure), antiphospholipid syndrome, and gestational Diabetes mellitus

Population-specific growth charts and scans

They are used to judge the growth and development of fetuses and babies. Ultrasound scans are performed to determine the Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus.

Other services we offer:

  • Screening for Down syndrome- first and second trimester
  • Genetic counseling
  • Invasive diagnostic procedures - amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling
  • Fetal reduction
  • Pelvic scans to assess uterine anomalies, R/O endometrial pathology
  • Saline sonohysterogram
  • Specific care for high-risk pregnancies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Q. What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

A woman can be at increased risk for complications during pregnancy if she has serious medical diseases or critical care issues including cardiac or pulmonary diseases, high blood pressure, or is under age 17 or over age 35. She may also be at increased risk if she is carrying more than one baby, had multiple miscarriages or the fetus has structural, functional, or genetic abnormalities.

Q. What Can Women Do to Help Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy?

A healthy lifestyle along with following the recommended prenatal care can help reduce pregnancy risks

Q. What Are Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Tests?

  • 3D ultrasound, one of the first steps in the evaluation
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Fetal blood sampling
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Fetal MRI
  • Genetic counseling
  • Specialized ultrasound

Q. What is genetic counseling?

Genetic counseling is a process wherein fetal medicine specialists and genetic counselors help you know how genes, birth defects, and medical conditions run in your family and may impact your baby.