Bangalore Fetal Medicine Center (BFMC) with Ima Fetal Care is Bangalore’s leading chain of Fetal Care Centers exclusively focused on providing comprehensive fetal health services for pregnant women with a niche in diagnosing & detecting high risk fetuses. We offer the highest standards of comprehensive Fetal Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment. We also offer sensitive counseling and care for high risk pregnancies including early screening and diagnosis of Down syndrome and other chromosomal, structural and genetic abnormalities in an unborn baby. Your best choice to help ensure peace of mind during your pregnancy and the safety of your child is BFMC-Ima Fetal Care.”
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This is a confidential service that can enhance well-being for anyone including working with respect and diversity according to your needs. Emotions Counselling provides a safe environment free from judgement and a safe place for you to explore issues, concerns and importantly to be listened too. There are various stresses and strains that we face in our lives, but we all cope differently. Counselling provides finding the way, that is best for you, learning new ways to regain control of your emotions.
EMOTIONS can help you express your concerns, which can help alleviate symptoms, that cause distress. This service works within a therapy that enables you to create your own new way of coping with your thoughts and emotions such as;
- Emotional problems, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships
- Trauma (past and present), Self-esteem,
- Stress (mental and physical)
- Addictions, Abuse, Anger
- Bereavement, Guilt & Shame
Fetal Scanning & Procedures
Fetal ultrasound is a test used during pregnancy that creates an image of the fetus in the mother’s uterus, or womb. During a fetal ultrasound, various parts of the baby, such as the heart, head, and spine, are identified and measured. The testing may be performed either through the mother’s abdomen (transabdominal) or vaginal canal (transvaginal). Fetal ultrasound provides a safe way to evaluate the health of an unborn baby.
There are several types of fetal ultrasound, each with specific advantages in certain situations. A Doppler ultrasound, for example, helps to study the movement of blood through the umbilical cord between the fetus and placenta. Three-dimensional ultrasound provides a life-like image of an unborn baby. The standard, 2-dimensional ultrasound is the primary focus of this discussion, but the basic concepts for standard fetal ultrasound also apply to the other types.
For some patients and families with a genetic condition, you may find there are specific clinical questions and/or management issues which are best answered by referral to the specialist genetic services.
Specialist genetic services are particularly skilled in:
- Making or confirming the diagnosis of a genetic condition
- Calculation of the probability of inheriting a condition or of being a carrier
- Explanation of the genetic or inherited basis of the condition, and potential implications for family members
- Discussing and undertaking genetic testing and explaining results
- Giving up-to-date Information about a condition, its management and treatment
Genetic services are experts in dealing with families, often over several generations, and providing genetic expertise for any age group affected by, or at risk of, disorders in any body system.
The majority of specialist genetic services are provided through Regional Genetic Centres which provide a co-ordinated clinical and laboratory service, often in close association with an academic university department. The clinical team usually includes Clinical Geneticists (medical doctors who increasingly may have subspecialty expertise), doctors in training, Genetic Counsellors and supporting administrative staff.
Gynaecology Scanning & Procedures
The introduction of the transvaginal probe allows investigation of the function of the uterus and ovaries, as well as the accurate diagnosis of gynaecological disease prior to surgery. In fact, it often makes surgery unnecessary.
The usual gynaecological scan involves the introduction of a thin probe through the vagina [transvaginal scan (TVS)] for the close examination of the uterus and ovaries. The bladder should be empty, and the examination is not uncomfortable. Occasionally, TVS is not possible (for example, in virgins), and an abdominal scan [transabdominal scan (TAS)] may need to be performed.
Common indications for gynaecological scanning:
- Abnormal periods (heavy or irregular).
- Investigation of infertility.
- Assessment of fibroids.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Post-menopausal bleeding.
- Screening for ovarian cancer.
Apart from the usual grey-scale scanning, colour Doppler studies may give additional information on the nature of cysts and masses.