Foetal Medicine, the Future is here!

Dr. Chitra Ganesh

Department of Perinatology, Maa Kauvery, Bangalore, India



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.

Fetal Medicine which forms a part of the perinatology, deals with:

  1. Assessment and monitoring of fetal growth and well-being including post-partum risks
  2. Maintenance of fetal health
  3. Diagnosis of fetal illnesses and abnormalities

The above processes are done in tandem with the parameters imposed on the pregnancy by the environment offered by the mother.

The importance of each of the above aspects depends very much on the mother as she carries fetus/fetuses through the pregnancy.

The prime objectives of the Perinatology dept of Maa Kauvery, Bangalore are:

  1. Providing high quality fetal scan services.
  2. Ensuring accurate diagnosis and providing standardised reports.
  3. Assure accessibility to the poor, needy and under privileged.

Services provided by the department

Scanning services: 2D and 3D

  1. Early pregnancy scan
  2. First trimester scan
  3. Anomaly scan
  4. Fetal Echo cardiography
  5. Growth assessment
  6. Fetal Doppler assessment
  7. Pelvic scan

Specialised Twin Programme

  1. Multiple pregnancy scanning and surveillance
  2. Therapy for complicated Monochorionic Diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancy
    • Intra fetal laser
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Bipolar cord coagulation
    • Laser photocoagulation for TTTS (win to Twin transfusion syndrome)

Aneuploidy screening in singleton & twin pregnancies

  1. Combined First trimester screening
  2. Quadruple screening
  3. Non-invasive prenatal screening

Prenatal Diagnostic procedures

  1. Chorionic villous sampling (CVS)
  2. Amniocentesis
  3. Fetal Blood sampling

Fetal Therapy

  1. Intra uterine transfusion in Rh iso-immunisation
  2. Multifetal pregnancy reductions


  1. For congenital abnormalities
  2. Pre-pregnancy genetic counselling

Perinatal Pathology (fetal autopsy)

Technology has improved our ability to diagnose and monitor fetuses. This has helped fetal medicine specialists to closely work with other specialities involved in the safe delivery of a baby – obstetricians, neonatologists, paediatric cardiologists, and paediatric surgeons.

The specialization of Perinatology has unassumingly taken up the case of the fetus – the unborn patient, treating the fetus as an independent individual. It has brought these specialities together to provide the best outcomes to the parents and help the fetus enter the world with a full-throated cry!



Kauvery Hospital Electronics City, has already established Maa Kauvery, by bringing together maternal, paediatrics and neonatology disciplines under a common roof to ensure the best possible outcomes to our clients. All the disciplines are staffed by skilled and trained professionals backed by state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment with best-in-class features.

Such a well-organized facility, aided by the seamless working of the professionals, will increase the capability to manage pregnancy outcomes in general, and risky and complicated pregnancies in particular, resulting in best possible care for the baby-to-be-born and a world-class patient experience for the to-be-born-mother!


Dr. Chitra Ganesh

HOD and Senior Consultant

Foetal-Medicine-5L to H: Dr. Chitra Ganesh and Dr. Anu Joseph

Foetal-Medicine-6Obstetrician-Gynecologist Team

Foetal-Medicine-7L to H: Dr. Dhivya, Dr. Ritu Choudary, Dr. Chitra Ganesh, and Dr. Geetha