Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals on August 30 commemorated the successful completion for 10 years of the one-of-its-kind Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine, which has gained leadership in the field of fetal medicine.
Overview – The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine
The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine which started operation in 2006 is the north Indias only dedicated fetal medicine centre. It has played a crucial role in underlining the importance of expert care for both mother and the unborn child by leveraging improvements in the fetal and neonatal testing technologies. Prenatal surgery is now steadily becoming an option to address an increased number of birth defects in newborns.
Key Takeaway – The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine
The Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine has played a crucial role in highlighting the importance of expert care to meet challenges due to complications arising due to the
involvement of complex surgical procedures to correct abnormalities in unborn babies.
Why Fetal Care or Medicine?
Many pregnancy related complications are detectable as early as the 12th week of gestation, such as intellectual disability of fetus, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction, etc.