Fetal Medicine

Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) (also known as perinatology) is a branch of medicine that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are physicians who subspecialize within the field of obstetrics.

Thamarai fetal medicine unit

 We provide comprehensive maternal and fetal care from conception to delivery and beyond, Fetal Medicine center is specializing in performing all tests and screenings necessary for monitoring the condition of a developing fetus. Located in Peelamedu, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, the center has a well-qualified medical professional who is an expert in fetal medicine and screenings. The center offers a whole range of services covering fetal scans and procedures, genetic services, gynecological scans, and procedures.

Apart from providing technical and medical assistance to their clients, the Thamarai Fetal Medicine center also provides counseling and allied support facilities for prospective parents. Higher end molecular tests like NGS and DNA storage are also offered. The center offers other tests and procedures ie, intrauterine procedures- which include Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villous Sampling, Cord Blood Sampling. Specialized screening for the possibility of Down Syndrome by Combined Nuchal Translucency Scan with a blood test, Cell-free fetal DNA testing on maternal blood is performed to the highest standards as recommended by Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK.

Services Provided At Thamarai:

  • Fetal ultrasound – Viability, Nuchal Translucency, Anomaly/Target scan, Growth/ Fetal Being Scans
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • First-trimester ultrasound screening
  • Counseling for pregnancy and fetal complications
  • Invasive testing—amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling
  • High-risk obstetrical consultations
  • Pre-pregnancy Counseling
  • Combined Fetal-Genetics Clinic
  • Non-invasive Cell-Free Fetal DNA testing for chromosomal anomalies ( blood test)
  • Serum Screening by accredited labs – Double marker test,Quadruple test

Obstetric Scans:

  • Early pregnancy scan: < 10 weeks
  • First trimester NT scan: 11+2 – 13+6 weeks
  • Early anomaly scan: 16+0 – 17+6 weeks
  • Detailed Anomaly scan: 18+0 – 25+6 weeks
  • Advanced Fetal Echocardiography
  • Fetal well-being growth scan (Doppler included)
  • Cervical assessment
  • Fetal 3D & 4D scan: 26-34 weeks
  • Scan for other indications

Invasive Procedure:

Pre-Pregnancy Counselling 

Genetic Counselling

  • Chorionic Villous Sampling
  • Fetal Reduction
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal Blood Sampling
  • Family history of Genetic problem
  • Fetus with possible Genetic Syndrome

Gynecology Scans

  • Pelvic scan – 2D
  • Pelvic scan – 3D
  • Baseline scan – Infertility(including Doppler studies)
  • Follicular monitoring scan(including Doppler studies)
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