What is Maternal Fetal Medicine?

  • In Pre-ultrasound era Fetus was inaccessible patient. Surrounded by warm amniotic fluid protected by uterine and abdominal wall and anomalies were evident only after birth
  • Maternal–fetal medicine began to emerge as a discipline in the 1960s. Advances in research and technology allowed physicians to diagnose and treat fetal complications in utereo, whereas previously, obstetricians could only rely on heart rate monitoring and maternal reports of fetal movement.
  • With advent of ultrasound, rapid development of science and technology improved understanding of fetal physiology, natural history of anomaly and disease
  • No feeling can ever match the joy and pride a woman experiences as a mother. The pleasure of motherhood is what most women yearn for. And having a healthy baby is every mother's desire. But then not all mothers are so fortunate. Although the pain cannot be alleviated, Mater fetal Medicine can now help in early detection of abnormalities in utero allowing Parents to be prepared for the outcome of pregnancy.
  • In MFM the fetus is considered as a patient and subjected to detailed USG examination.
  • Fetal medicine is a relatively new specialty that often requires the expertise and input from various specialists like fetal physician (sonologist), geneticist, obstetrician, neonatal team and fetal pathologist.
  • Fetal medicine is a branch of medicine that includes the assessment of fetal growth and wellbeing, the maintenance of fetal health and the diagnosis of fetal illnesses and abnormalities.
  • As prenatal diagnosis has improved, so has our capability to diagnose problems before birth. Therefore, the fetus is increasingly becoming an independent individual, and fetal medicine is the specialty that addresses this "unborn patient."
  • We have maintained international standards of fetal care and follow the FMF – UK and ISUOG guidelines in all our practices.
  • Our team provides care in an atmosphere of compassion, knowing that patients and family are sometimes dealing with difficult decisions and fears about the future.

Care IVF - Fetal Medicine Unit

Care Fetal Medicine Unit is one of the first centers in kolkata to introduce many key and state of the art procedures like Saline Infusion Solography, Hy-Co-Sy, and Hy-Fo-Sy in Kolkata.

At Care IVF, The Fetal Medicine Unit is an integral and indispensable arm that helps clinicians in accurate prognosis and devising the corresponding treatment plan.

We Specialize In:

  • Detection of abnormal fetal conditions in the unborn fetus
  • Protecting the fetus and mother in high risk pregnancies
  • Offering genetic counseling to couples with familial history of genetic disorders
  • Ensuring couples with history of Genetic disorders have normal offspring via PGD and PGS

What We Offer:

FMU - Care IVF is well known in Kolkata and the East Zone due to the two nationally renowned Fetal Medicine Specialists at the helm; Dr. Mukesh Sirohia, Director and HOD Fetal Medicine and Dr. Khurshid Alam, Assistant Radiologist and Fetal Medicine Specialists.

Care IVF is the Centre of Excellence in Ultrasound training and are imparting training to both Gynecologists and Radiologists alike.

Dr Mukesh Sirohia, Director FMU Care IVF and Chief Radiologist
Dr Mukesh Sirohia

With over 19 years of hands on experience in Radiology and diagnostic Imaging, he has been instrumental in establishing Care Ultrasound as a center of excellence in Fertility Imaging, Pregnancy Imaging, Prenatal diagnosis and High risk pregnancy management in the eastern India.

He is extremely dedicated to providing patients quality imaging services using the best technological available at hand. No compromises are made in the quality and duration of scan and in-depth and very detailed reporting is provided for the scans. Besides this he is also recognized in Kolkata for his expertise in prenatal genetic diagnostic procedures like Amniocentesis, Chorionic villi sampling.

Dr. Khurshid Alam, Assistant Radiologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist
Dr Khurshid Alam

Dr. Khurshid Alam is a well-known nationally for his depth of knowledge in the field of Fetal Medicine and a wide range of expertise in detection and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities via prenatal screening procedures.

He has been integral in pushing the department a notch higher by making Care IVF a nationally acclaimed Knowledge center in Fetal Medicine for assimilating and dispersal of knowledge this field via CME’s, Conferences, Workshops and hand on training programs for doctors in Fertility and Obstetrics imaging and 3d-4d ultrasound imaging.