With innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology, we are committed to caring for the health of mother and baby, before, during and after pregnancy.
Whether you became pregnant naturally or through Assisted Reproduction treatment, prenatal care is essential, and this is achieved through Maternal Fetal Medicine.
What is Maternal Fetal Medicine and why is pregnancy monitoring important?
Maternal fetal medicine is the branch of gynaecology that deals with complications that may occur during pregnancy, as well as their possible effects on the mother and foetus.
A Maternal Fetal Physician is an obstetrician-gynecologist with two to three years subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine and is specifically trained to diagnose conditions such as:
Foetal growth restriction, among others.
In addition, it can detect and treat diseases associated with pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia (one of the complications with the highest mortality rate during pregnancy in our country) and gestational diabetes.
Are pregnancies achieved through Assisted Reproduction treatments riskier?
It is important for you to know that having undergone assisted reproduction treatment does not necessarily affect the normal development of the pregnancy. The factors that make a pregnancy high-risk do not depend on the way in which it was achieved, but they do:
The genetics of the parents and thus of the foetus.
Whether you have become pregnant naturally or through Assisted Reproduction treatment, prenatal care is essential. That's why we have a Maternal Fetal Medicine unit staffed by specialists, along with innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology to increase the chances of your pregnancy reaching full term.
How often do I have to visit the doctor during my pregnancy?
The first three months are crucial for the development of your pregnancy, so we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our specialists as soon as you discover you are pregnant. During your pregnancy, you will need to see your doctor:
Once a month during the first six months of pregnancy.
Every two weeks during months seven and eight.
Weekly in the ninth month of pregnancy.
If you are over 35, have had previous miscarriages, or your pregnancy is high-risk, your doctor will probably want to see you more often.
We have a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit staffed by specialists in high-risk pregnancies.
Make an appointment with our specialists. Our commitment is for you to have your baby at home.