Clinical Services

Maternal Fetal Medicine Team’s approach to care includes a multidisciplinary team of perinatologists, specialized nurses, sonographers, a dietitian, a social worker and a psychologist.  We provide consultations and on-going prenatal care to women with high-risk pregnancies from both campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.  Pre-pregnancy consultations are provided to women who have medical problems and/or have had a history of complicated pregnancies or bad outcomes.

  • Obstetrical Ultrasound / MFM provides 2D and 3D services from first trimester (gestational age, viability, fetal heart, identify multiples);  NT scan at 11 to 14 weeks if  indicated in conjunction with NIPT testing for Trisomy 18 and 21,  etc;  ultrasound guided amniocentesis  between 14 to 16 weeks, morphology U/S at 18 to 22
  • Genetics counseling with the Medical Genetics team at CHEO; 1st and 2nd trimester genetics screening, amnio and CVS.
  • Fetal diagnosis and treatments in consultation with neonatology and NICU
  • Management of complex multiples pregnancy, with triaging of complications for more complex treatments and then follow up.
  • Management of fetal isoimmunization and other conditions leading to fetal anemia or thrombocytopenia requiring intrauterine sampling and transfusions.
  • Prevention of preterm birth /cervical assessment and cerclage.  Management of placenta previa, placenta accreta and IUGR
  • Management of complex maternal conditions in pregnancy and collaboration with other specialties to optimize outcomes for both mother and baby
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