Thalassemia is one of the most common and deadly inherited blood disorders, which can create many other health issues. In this condition, our body produces an abnormal form of haemoglobin. It involves the production of lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein in our body.
The most deadly part of this ailment is it carries from parents to their children. The transformation of genes is responsible for this. If you and your partner both are the carriers of thalassemia, then your child might be born with this disorder in his or her blood. Moreover, the stress of pregnancy can increase the symptoms and make the situation even more critical for you.
It is necessary to go through the thalassemia test to ensure that you are safe. At IFM, we use advanced technologies for this test. Our team has specially trained experts who can carry out this test and deliver you seamless reports. Our fetal medicine experts can check those reports to diagnose the right condition of your unborn baby. If they find anything wrong, they will advise the proper treatment to keep your baby safe from this disease.
At the same time, they advise medicines to ensure that the pregnant lady with thalassemia can be safe during this period and her symptoms can be reduced.
At IFM, we offer a range of medical and clinical testing for pregnant women and their unborn babies. We have highly experienced and skilled fetal medicine experts, who can test, diagnose and offer treatments for various conditions in the fetus. One of them is Downs Syndrome. A pregnant woman needs to go through USG at different stages of pregnancy to check her and her unborn baby’s health. In this process, if the doctor finds anything doubtful, then he would suggest more tests.
Down Syndrome Screening is one of these advanced tests. IFM is a trusted name for Down Syndrome Screening in Kolkata. Typically, this test is done in the first trimester of pregnancy, precisely between eleven to fourteen weeks of pregnancy. At IFM, we have experts to carry on this test without any error and provide you with the right reports.
If somebody misses the 11-14 weeks period , still not to worry ! Quadruple test screening for Downs Syndrome can still be done between 15 to 20 weeks.
If doctors find the case is serious, they take special care of the mother to make things safer and easier for her.
IFM offers the following diagnostic procedures:
What is Amniocentesis
Amniocentesis is a prenatal examination. A minimal amount of amniotic fluid is removed from the sac surrounding the fetus to do this examination. A fine needle is inserted into the uterus of pregnant women through their abdomen to collect the sample of amniotic fluid (less than one ounce). The entire process is done under ultrasound guidance.
This test is done keeping a range of things in mind;
This procedure can be useful for several reasons. Firstly, it can point out possible chromosome differences such as trisomy 13, trisomy 18, or trisomy 21. If there is any part of the chromosomes are missing or present in excess, this test can give a clear idea. This test can be undertaken once the mother has undergone at least 16 weeks of gestation or in other words, is in the second trimester of her pregnancy.
We take a small amount of Amniotic Fluid (the water around your baby inside the womb) for testing.
Amniocentesis results are a true reflection of the baby’s Chromosomes and genes.
CVS or Chorionic Villus Sampling is a widely-used prenatal diagnostic test. It can indicate any specific chromosome differences in the pregnancy. Typically, a CVS test is conducted in the first trimester of pregnancy. In other words, this test can be carried out anytime between week 11 and week 14 of pregnancy. A CVS procedure can either be transcervical or transabdominal. We take a tiny sample of Placental Tissue for testing. The sample contains some cells which have genetic information. Commonly done for diagnosis of Thalassemia.
This test indicates if your baby might have Down’s syndrome. A diagnostic test can be performed to confirm if the baby has Down syndrome. Guided by ultrasound images, a small sample of amniotic fluid is removed from the womb for genetic testing of the fetus .
Thalassemia is a genetic condition affecting haemoglobin in theblood. If either of the parents are carriers of this condition, the fetus runs 25% risk of contractingthe full blown disease called Thalassemia Major. To monitor this condition, conduct a thalassemia test during pregnancy. Also, conduct appropriate prenatal screening tests to identify this condition in the pregnant mother as well as the fetus.
THALASSEMIA CAUSES ANAEMIA OF THE BABY AND THE BABY NEEDS PERIODIC BLOOD TRANSFUSION THROUGHOUT LIFE FOR SURVIVAL. It is important to diagnose these fetuses while still inside the Womb.
Fetal reduction isoften referred to as Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction or Selective Reduction. As the name suggests, it leads to a reduction in the number of fetuses in a pregnancy. For example, multiple pregnancies bearing twins, triplets, or quadruplets can undergo a fetal reduction. This medical procedure needs to be carried out during the first trimester of pregnancy. This will ensure the safety of the mother and the unborn baby.
This is a medical examination similar to ultrasound. The test allows the doctor to have a clear vision of the heart of your unborn child. Second trimester is the right time for this test. Between weeks 18 to 24 is the ideal time for this. Sound waves are used to “echo” off the sound of the unborn baby’s heart. However, Endovaginal ultrasound is typically used early in pregnancy.
Is It Mandatory
It is not a mandatory medical exam for pregnant women. The prenatal ultrasound is enough to get information about the condition of the fetus’s heart.
What Happens During this Test
It is like the regular ultrasound testing during pregnancy. The radiologist will use gel on your belly before passing the sound wave echocardiogram wand (called the transducer) to the baby’s heart to get the information.
How Long the Test Take
This is a risk-free and painless test. It typically takes 45 to 120 minutes depending on the condition and complexities of the fetus’s heart.
Treatment Procedure for Women
Treatments for fertility problems in women depend on what may be keeping the woman from getting pregnant. Sometimes the cause isn’t known.
Problems with Ovulating: Treatment may include taking medicine, such as:
Unexplained Infertility: If your doctor can’t find out why you and your partner haven’t been able to get pregnant, treatment may include:
Blocked or Damaged Tubes: If your fallopian tubes are blocked, treatment may include tubal surgery.
Endometriosis Endometriosis: If mild to moderate endometriosis seems to be the main reason for your infertility, treatment may include laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue growth. This treatment may not be an option if you have severe endometriosis.
Contact us on 9830047676 to get more information about invasive prenatal tests and book an appointment today.