Some pregnancies, and babies, need a closer look to either ensure all is healthy or to diagnose, follow or manage a condition that will impact on health in the womb or once born.
Fetal diagnosis is available through Monash Health and is centralised to the Clayton campus.
Access to the fetal diagnostic service occurs in one of several ways:
- Direct referral from your GP, usually if there is a problem early in your pregnancy
- Referral from your maternity care provider (public antenatal clinic, obstetrician, shared care affiliate)
- Invitation for review in your pregnancy due a fetal complication or chance of complication that you are known to have as this has been cared for by the fetal diagnostic service previously
Health professionals / GPs who are looking to refer their patient for fetal diagnosis, please see the Referrals page for information and downloadable form.
You are not able to self-refer for fetal diagnosis.