Maternal Fetal Medicine

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have established a high quality service in maternal fetal medicine to provide expert diagnosis and management of complex obstetric cases. If either you or your unborn baby have existing or potential high-risk medical concerns, your obstetrician may refer you to the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The centre is located on level 7 of Mater Mothers’ Hospital in South Brisbane and consists of six ultrasound scan rooms, counselling rooms and a small conference room with telemedicine facilities.

Using high-end ultrasound equipment, with a computer database network Mater's Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine performs over 10 000 scans per year, including tertiary referrals from all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It provides a full range of prenatal diagnostic and therapeutic options and is very active in research, collaborating with a wide range of perinatal specialists and scientists.

The centre has an excellent reputation for providing quality and compassionate care to women and babies with complex complications in pregnancy, in accordance with the philosophy and tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

Services

Mater’s specialist maternal fetal medicine team uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to assess your baby’s condition in the womb. Certain conditions can be diagnosed and appropriate treatment can be offered which may improve the outcome for your baby. Pre-pregnancy counselling is always provided for high-risk patients.

The Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine conducts antenatal screening such as ultrasound screening, and diagnostic tests including Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) upon referral from your obstetrician. If you would like to know more about these tests, please speak to your obstetrician.

A comprehensive range of screening, diagnostic and therapeutic services are available to all patients upon referral:

  • Routine and tertiary level ultrasound.
  • Fetal echocardiography.
  • First trimester ultrasound screening.
  • Counselling for pregnancy and fetal complications.
  • Invasive testing—amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling.
  • Intrauterine vascular/peritoneal transfusions.
  • Intrauterine shunting operations.
  • Fetoscopic and other minimally invasive fetal surgery.
  • Fetoscopic laser ablation for Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
  • High risk obstetrical consultations.
  • Tele-ultrasound and tele-consultations.

Please note a fee is charged for these ultrasound examinations and investigations. For the privacy and safety of other women please do not bring photographic or video cameras.

Contact

Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Level 7, Mater Mothers’ Hospital
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Phone: 07 3163 1896
Fax: 07 3163 1890
Email: mfm@mater.org.au

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