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Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine provides expert diagnosis and management of complex obstetric cases for mothers and their unborn baby who have existing or potential high risk medical concerns.

A comprehensive range of antenatal screening, diagnostic and therapeutic services are available upon referral from a doctor. These include:

  • Multidisciplinary counselling for pregnancy and fetal complications
  • First trimester ultrasound screening
  • Tertiary level ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Invasive pre-natal testing—amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling
  • Intrauterine fetal transfusions
  • Intrauterine shunting procedures
  • Fetoscopic surgery including laser ablation for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and FETO for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Open maternal fetal surgery for spina bifida
  • EXIT procedure for delivery
  • Telehealth ultrasound and consultation

Pre-pregnancy counselling is provided for high-risk patients.


Download Referral Form

Please address all referrals to Mater Centre for Maternal Medicine then fax to 07 3163 1890.  It is helpful to remind patients to bring any reports or films performed during the pregnancy to their Maternal Fetal Medicine appointment.



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