Being pregnant is a miracle in and of itself. At times, you or your baby may require special attention. For many mothers, the joy and optimism of pregnancy are offset by caution and consideration. Pregnant women with health conditions, those who have experienced complications during pregnancy, or those who have had non-routine births require extra care from the start of their pregnancy to delivery. Best Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist should be consulted from the start, which is always before conception. Experts at MFM work closely with mom, her care staff, and her family to help them face the challenges of a high-risk pregnancy.
What kind of medical advice can you get from a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine?
If you belong to one of the groups above, then yes. With an MFM expert, you and your family will have the peace of mind and assurance that stable moms need in order to raise and deliver a healthy child. Other causes or circumstances that could require fetal medicine expertise include: Genetic assessment, ultrasound, and prenatal diagnosis – Scan for maternal disorders, parasites, and genetic disorders can be performed under fetal medicine expert supervision.
Pregnancy challenges: The MFM consultant will resolve concerns and prescribe therapies that will minimize the likelihood of pregnancy failure and preterm delivery due to previous risks.
Advanced maternal age: If you are 35 years old or older at the time of your baby’s birth, you are more likely to have chromosome defects, and you are even more likely to have anatomic fetal anomalies. As specialists in fetal medicine, we utilize genetic counseling to reduce the risk of chromosome abnormalities, and ultrasound is three times more likely to detect anatomical problems than routine obstetric ultrasound, giving you greater peace of mind.
Maternal health issues: Health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions will worsen during pregnancy. Your MFM doctor will keep an eye on you and prescribe drugs to help you treat your medical issues while causing as little harm to your son as possible.
These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood pressure that is too high
- Pre-eclampsia is a form of pre-eclampsia (toxemia)
- Diabetes is a disease that affects people
- Thyroid problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
Fetal Medicine Consultant, Dr. Mamta Phogat specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex fetal conditions during pregnancy. Contact her with any pregnancy-related concerns.