What is maternal-fetal medicine?

Medicina materno fetal en Cancun

Maternal-fetal medicine is a subspecialty of gynaecology and obstetrics that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of possible complications that arise during pregnancy and that may affect the mother or the development of the baby.

The doctor who is in charge of this specialty is known as a perinatologist.

The perinatologist is in charge of taking health control when there are no normal conditions during pregnancy; the conditions of the baby and the mother can present difficulties; that is to say, it specializes when there are high-risk pregnancies or deliveries in abnormal situations.

What complications attend?

  • Malformations.
  • Chromosomal problems.
  • Congenital diseases.
  • Risk of spontaneous abortion.

 What services does the perinatologist offer?

  • Provides recommendations for the care of the patient.
  • Monitor the patient’s condition.
  • Oversees any treatment or tests that both mother and baby need.

The main objective is that the health of both the mother and the baby are always in the best possible conditions to ensure well-being.  Therefore, periodic controls should be performed for all pregnant patients who:

  • Presented abnormal conditions or risk factors.
  • Have medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, among others.
  • Presented a history of complications during pregnancy, such as cervical insufficiency, premature birth, and pre-malady.
  • Have a history of natural abortions.
  • Present a multiple gestation.

The importance of consulting a specialist in maternal – fetal medicine allows:

  • Care for the woman to stay healthy while the body changes and the baby grows.
  • Diseases can be detected in the baby.
  • Generate a strategy on how the birth will be.

In the first appointment you have with the perinatologist, it is important that you clarify all your doubts;  It is important that you feel confident, you can ask how he performs the surveillance, how often you should go, the experience he has and everything that makes you feel more secure.

In Advanced Fertility Center Cancun we know that behind a pregnancy that is achieved through assisted reproduction technique, couples often have the worry that something may go wrong, but we specialize in taking care of you from the first moment you get the pregnancy.

Timely follow-up helps to have a successful pregnancy.

Learn more about our maternal fetal medicine service in Cancun

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