Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of the fetus and complicated, high-risk pregnancies. Perinatology is also known as maternal-fetal medicine; the maternal-fetal medicine specialist typically works in consultation with the obstetrician.

Some of the conditions evaluated by Yeditepe University Hospital maternal-fetal specialists include:

Maternal conditions or diseases, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Maternal metabolic diseases, including diabetes (both pregestational and gestational types)
  • Infectious diseases (to include parvovirus, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis, HIV, and AIDS)
  • Platelet alloimmunization (NAIT or FMAIT) (e.g. Rh negative mother sensitized to an Rh positive fetus)
  • Maternal lupus (collagen vascular disorder)
  • Poor past obstetrical history (e.g. past preterm deliveries, preterm labor, preterm cervical dilatation, premature rupture of membranes, repetitive pregnancy loss)

Multiple gestation (twins and higher order multiples)

A known/suspected fetal anomaly

  • Suspected abnormal fetal growth
  • Macrosomia (a baby that is too large)
  • Fetal growth restriction (a baby that is too small)

Maternal family history of:

  • Cardiac disease
  • Renal disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Cystic fibrosis

Prenatal genetic testing and consultation

Yeditepe University Hospital’s specialists in various fields work side by side to diagnose and provide comprehensive care for the following:

  • AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test (including the suspicion of a neural tube defect)
  • Antenatal serum screening (triple screen/quad screen) with an increased risk/suspicion of a chromosomal abnormality such as Trisomy 21 [Down syndrome], Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18
  • The need for invasive fetal testing procedure(s) or other in utero therapeutic techniques (i.e., blood sampling/transfusion, platelet infusion, fetal bladder stent placement, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis (amnio) for maternal age or other factors).

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