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Match your Thalassaemia Status and not your Horoscopes before you are hitched

May 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
What is Thalassaemia? Thalassaemia is an inherited genetic condition of blood which leads to formation of faulty haemoglobin resulting into rapid destruction of Red Blood cells, less oxygen carrying capacity and Anaemia.It can range from mild to severe forms. What are types of Thalassaemia? Two major types are: Alpha Thalassaemia and Beta Thalassaemia, depending upon … Continue reading Match your Thalassaemia Status and not your Horoscopes before you are hitched

Fetal Echocardiography

Dec 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
What is Fetal Echocardiography? Fetal echocardiography is a highly specialized form of ultrasound of an unborn fetus (when you are pregnant) for detailed evaluation of the baby’s heart. This helps us to confirm or exclude most of the heart problems in the unborn baby. How frequent is heart disease in children? Heart disease occurs in … Continue reading Fetal Echocardiography

How Do You Screen for Genetic Abnormalities in Pregnancy?

Sep 28, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
What is a Screening Test? A blood test , ultrasound or demographic characteristics (age, race,etc) of a person are used to estimate what are a person’s chances of having an abnormality.In this case a screening test for chromosomal abnormalities is to suspect what are baby’s chances of having that abnormality. These tests DO NOT mean that there … Continue reading How Do You Screen for Genetic Abnormalities in Pregnancy?
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What to expect from Your Baby in the Womb?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
Congratulations, that your Urine pregnancy test is positive and white stork will be visiting you soon! So it’s your fourth week and you are advised an ultrasound in the coming week. With all the questions coming in your mind on what to expect from the ultrasound in regards to a normal pregnancy, I am here … Continue reading What to expect from Your Baby in the Womb?
Zika Virus

Zika Virus & Moms to be!

Feb 08, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
Zika virus is an emerging mosquito transmitted infection in South and Central America and is a possible threat to pregnant women travelling to these regions. Several organisations like RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) have issued the guidelines on do’s dont’s and tests and prevention for the disease. Mode of transmission: The Aedes mosquito … Continue reading Zika Virus & Moms to be!
Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Ultrasound – From Chromosomes to Structure of the Baby in the Womb (Fetus)

Jan 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Shah
Consultant - Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound, as we know, is the form of sound waves outside our hearing range, used during the pregnancy, right from the early stage (eg. 6 weeks) till just before delivery. Just like every pregnant woman needs atleast 4 antenatal visits ,she must not miss the following scans : Viability scan at 6-10 weeks for diagnosing … Continue reading Ultrasound – From Chromosomes to Structure of the Baby in the Womb (Fetus)
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