We make an effort to make sure that pregnancy develops without unexpected events and with the result desired by all women: to be the mother of a healthy baby without problems.
We are pioneers in prenatal diagnostic techniques, foetal treatment and treatment of diseases that can affect pregnant women. Our department performs 2,200 deliveries each year.
Our unit is specialized in management of high-risk pregnancy, with special emphasis on advances in foetal medicine in which the foetus becomes a patient in itself.
In the field of antenatal diagnosis we use the latest techniques such as 4-D obstetric ultrasound and real-time 3-D ultrasound. Real-time imaging can be used to observe the foetus in motion. This technique, which currently allows us to reinforce maternal-foetal bonding, will be used as a diagnostic tool in the near future.
We believe in a much more humanised and less interventional approach to obstetrics, while monitoring pregnancy as well as labour. As a result of use of regional anaesthetics,delivery should be comfortable and completely safe.
- Antenatal doctor’s visits.
- Pregnancy monitoring.
- Antenatal diagnosis (rapid diagnosis of chromosomal disorders in the 12th week (EBA screening), chorionic villi biopsy, amniocentesis, complete morphological scan at 20 weeks and 4D scan).
- High-risk pregnancy unit.
- Delivery or cesarean.
- Post-natal monitoring.
Between 3% and 6% of all foetuses have birth defects. This can be a minor condition with insignificant consequences for later life. In some cases, it can lead to death of the foetus before or after delivery.
Antenatal diagnosis is a multidisciplinary activity that seeks to diagnose foetal birth defects by using noninvasive techniques, primarily ultrasound, as well as invasive techniques such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
Ultrasound, which is a noninvasive technique, can be used to observe the foetal structures and diagnose whether there is a malformation. A series of ultrasound markers or signs that may lead to suspect that the foetus has a chromosomal abnormality are also considered. In cases in which a definitive diagnosis cannot be made with ultrasound, this information can be combined with performance of magnetic resonance imaging.
Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are invasive techniques used to obtain foetal cells in which the chromosomes (i.e., the foetal Karyotype) can be studied. Although these techniques provide an accurate diagnosis, they have the disadvantage of being associated with a slight increase in the risk of miscarriage. Therefore, they are only recommended in pregnant women with high risk of foetal chromosomal abnormality.
Our concept of delivery care is based on a patient-centred approach and a high level of medical education, supported by the most advanced technology and teamwork.
The obstetric teams in our department ensure that care is effective, efficient, and considers the specific needs of each patient.