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The Maternal Fetal Medicine Team at The Ottawa Hospital General Campus provides comprehensive obstetrical services to our high-risk patients through a multidisciplinary approach involving not only physicians and nurses, but also highly trained allied health professions such as sonographers, social workers, dieticians, perinatal mental health specialists, etc. For multiple pregnancies the team provides comprehensive care including first trimester diagnosis and aneuploidy screening, non-invasive and invasive genetic screening and diagnosis, detailed anatomy review, diagnosis and management of complex and specialized twin conditions and therapeutic twin procedures.

Other Maternal Fetal Medicine services provided to our patients include:

  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
    Ultrasound image of twins
    Monochorionic-triamniotic triplets at 10 weeks, 2 days
    • 2D and 3D imaging services from first trimester to delivery
    • Nuchal translucency screening (11 to 14 weeks)
    • Ultrasound guided amniocentesis (starting at 15 weeks)
    • Comprehensive fetal anatomic survey (at 18 to 22 weeks)
    • Fetal Neurosonography
    • Diagnosis and surveillance of fetal anomalies and placental disorders
    • Diagnosis of special twin conditions
    • Assessment of fetal wellbeing from viability to term
  • Genetic counseling (in conjunction with the Medical Genetics team at CHEO)
    • First and second trimester genetics screening
    • Non-invasive prenatal testing and invasive fetal diagnosis (amniocentesis and CVS)
  • Antenatal consultation with the neonatology service
  • Management of fetal Rh blood incompatibility
  • Diagnosis of fetal anemia or thrombocytopenia (low platelets)
  • Invasive fetal diagnostic procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures such as intrauterine blood sampling and fetal transfusions
  • Prevention of preterm birth with risk assessment and cervical assessment by ultrasound
  • Medical and surgical interventions (cervical cerclage) to reduce incidence of preterm birth
  • Management of placental-mediated disorders (such as intrauterine growth restriction, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and abnormal placentation such as placenta previa, and morbidly adherent placenta Accreta)
  • Management of complex maternal medical and surgical conditions in pregnancy and collaboration with other specialties to optimize outcomes for both mother and baby

Last updated on: May 31st, 2021