High Risk Pregnancy Screening

Pregnancy follows a fairly routine course for the vast majority of women. Some women, however, may be faced with unexpected difficulties and challenges along the way with medical related issues to their health or the health of their baby. These women experience what is called a high-risk pregnancy and are potentially at risk for a multitude of complications during and after their course of pregnancy. Prenatal screenings are recommended for all pregnant women. The tests provides information about you and your baby’s health and allows for early detection of complications or abnormalities. The results can help you make recommendations for your health care decisions before and after your child is born. There are a variety of non-invasive and invasive prenatal tests available your first, second, and third trimester. Examples include:

Ultrasound Scans
• Dating Scan
• First trimester screening scan
• Fetal anomaly screening scan
• Growth scan
• Doppler ultrasound scan for fetal surveillance
• Cervical length surveillance and cervical cerclage
• 3D and 4D ultrasound scans

Blood tests
• Routine antenatal blood tests
• Non-invasive prenatal tests
• Screening for gestational diabetes

Invasive tests
• Amniocentesis
• Chronic villus sampling

Management of high-risk pregnancy requires a multidisciplinary team of specialists and clinical nurses to monitor and evaluate mothers and optimise fetal well-being. With a high level of coordinated care led by Medical Director Dr JJ Chee who specialises in Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Centre (TOGC) specialises in the management of high-risk obstetrics and the screening of fetal anomalies. Our obstetricians are trained to manage complications (if any) during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.