Fetal medicine unit
Fetal medicine is the branch of medicine that provides care for the fetus (or fetuses) and mother.
This includes the assessment of fetal growth and wellbeing and
the diagnosis and management of fetal disorders (including fetal
abnormalities). The Kypros Nicolaides Fetal Medicine Centre
team includes an obstetric consultant and midwives who have
training and expertise in providing care and advice to women whose
pregnancies have been diagnosed with fetal abnormalities or
Fetal medicine involves the assessment of your baby mainly by
ultrasound. This may allow monitoring of certain conditions, the
diagnosis of congenital disorders, plus optimisation of both time
and place of delivery and postnatal management.
Hours of service and contact numbers
The fetal medicine centre is open Monday to Friday (except bank
holidays) from 08.00 to 18.00. Outside of these hours
telephone calls can be taken by Eastwood Ward if the pregnancy
concern is below 17 weeks and MB1 if the pregnancy concern is above
Contact numbers are: 01702 385693 and 385308
Currently CVS (chorionic villus sampling) and amniocentesis are
offered. In certain circumstances or on the rare occasion that we
are unable to provide a service, we will refer you to King's
College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.