Flashcards in Fetal abnormality Deck (7)
What is A Fetal abnormality and reference?
anomalies that occur to fetus during intrauterine life which can be detected, prenatally, at birth or later on in infancy. (WHO,2016)
How would a fetal abnormality be diagnosed in pregnancy?
1. Early scan at 12wks (Dating scan)
2.NIPT (Non- Invasive-Prenatal- Testing)- testing mum's blood.
3. Central Villus sampling- Check if there are any genetic abnormalities by taking cells from placenta
4. Amniocentesis- Take sample of amniotic fluid
5. USS, following reduced fetal growth concern
6. Abnormality scan @20wks
7. @ time of fetal death
Name 5 fetal abnormalities that may not be detected @ 23wks.
Oesophegeal- dudenal- anal- aterisa
What should be examined within the 3rd trimester?
Growth- to exclude IUGR and macrosomia
Estimated fetal weight
what reactions would the parents have in response to the fetal compromise?
- People dont understand scans
- Stress of the unknown and outcomes (other children)
Parental needs after unexpected diagnosis?
prompt refer to a specialist and fetal medicine unit
changing booking to a hospital that has NICU