Nurturing Hope, Guiding Futures:
“Where Fetal Miracles Begin”
Dr. Serantha Foolchand
The founder of KZN Fetal Therapy, Dr Serantha Foolchand is a highly accomplished maternal -fetal medical specialist (also known as a perinatologist) who received the MEC for Health Award in 2016/2017 for Service Excellence.
She was part of the surgical team that performed ground-breaking foetal cardiac intervention in 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. She was also awarded the Panache Woman of Wonder Award this year.
Using cutting edge technology KZN Fetal Therapy provides patients with advanced testing and monitoring including specialised ultrasounds, tests for chromosomal conditions, genetic counselling, fetal blood testing and fetal therapy.
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No Extra Fees
We can create a customised package to suit your needs prior to embarking on pregnancy. This is particularly advised if you have a history of medical conditions or a family history of genetic conditions. We strive to provide the right care at the right time and provide a personalised experience for families.
High Risk Obstetric Cases
Involves pregnancies with complications that increase the chances of problems for the mother or baby. These cases need special medical attention and monitoring to ensure the well-being of both. Examples include conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or having twins or triplets. Expert care & monitoring are essential in these cases.
Dating Scans (ultrasound dating scans)
A type of prenatal ultrasound done early in pregnancy. Find out how far along your pregnancy is and estimate the due date. We can measure the size and development of the fetus. This scan provides important information about the expected delivery date, assisting in planning the right prenatal care.
1st trimester ultrasound screening
Performed between 11 and 14 weeks. It uses sound waves to create images of the fetus. The purpose is to check the baby’s development and look for any possible abnormalities or genetic disorders. This helps estimate the risk of certain conditions so that early investigation, treatment and care can be taken.
2nd trimester ultrasound screening
Performed between 18 and 22 weeks. It plays a significant role in monitoring the baby’s development, detecting any structural abnormalities, and ensuring proper prenatal care. It provides reassurance to expectant parents and helps healthcare providers make informed decisions to support a healthy pregnancy.
A process used to identify genetic conditions or the risk of developing them. It involves various tests that examine a person’s genes or chromosomes to detect changes or mutations associated with certain disorders. It helps individuals and families make informed decisions about their reproductive choices the necessary precautions needed.
Medical interventions that involve entering the body using surgery or needles. It’s done when non-invasive methods are not enough. Patients are informed about the procedure’s risks, benefits, and alternatives before deciding to proceed. At KZN Fetal Therapy, we have a lot of experience with a variety of procedures, rest assured you’re in good hands.
Medical treatment given to a developing baby in the womb. It aims to diagnose, manage, or correct conditions that may affect the baby’s health. It can involve surgeries, non-surgical procedures, or treatments given to the mother for the benefit of the baby. The goal is to improve the baby’s well-being and long-term outcomes.
Many medical specialists collaborate to give pregnant women and their babies proper treatment. The team consists of experts in obstetrics, fetal medicine, genetics, paediatrics, paediatric surgery, paediatric cardiology and more. Their combined knowledge helps create a customised care plan.