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Specialty Clinics

Apart from regular antenatal and physician clinics, the High Risk Pregnancy Unit also provides specialty clinics for pre-pregnancy counseling, twin pregnancies, obs-med team counseling and medical sub-specialty clinics with endocrinologists, gastroenterologist, rheumatologist, haematologist, cardiologist and psychiatrist.

Multiple pregnancies are known to be associated with the likelihood of pregnancy loss, preterm births, low birth weight babies and prolonged hospitalization. The expectant mother may develop high blood pressure or diabetes. In 2004, Fernandez Hospital found that there was enough evidence to support the need for a weekly special out patient clinic devoted to these mothers. The outcome of multiple pregnancy is much better with these dedicated clinics offering close monitoring and counseling. Fernandez Hospital presently provides two clinics a week as part of its obstetric care. The Clinic screens monochorionic twins for TTTS and has successfully followed up patients after photocoagulation.