This involves a meeting with a consultant obstetrician who specialises in maternal-fetal medicine, during which time any concerns that you may have about plans for an upcoming pregnancy can be discussed. For example, if you have previously delivered a baby with a health problem or if you have previously had medical or pregnancy complications, the chances of a recurrence of these problems can be discussed.
Options to reduce the chances of recurrence and to maximise the chances of a successful pregnancy outcome can be addressed.
It is possible to meet with a consultant obstetrician who specialises in maternal-fetal medicine to discuss ongoing medical problems or complications that have developed during pregnancy or which are threatening the healthy continuation of pregnancy. Examples might include diabetes in pregnancy, a background history of epilepsy, or high blood pressure.
Multiple gestation consultation
The high risk nature of pregnancies with twins or triplets is well recognised. It is possible to meet with a consultant obstetrician who specialises in maternal-fetal medicine to discuss options for optimizing the outcome of these high risk pregnancies. This can include ultrasound evaluation of each fetus, such as their relative sizes and growth, as well as the state of the cervix and its associated risk of preterm delivery.