I shall be delighted to support you during this wonderful period of your life. Pregnancy is not an illness but a natural condition in the life of a woman. Modern medicine has the means to manage risks and monitor the development of the baby in the mother’s womb. Over the last decade in particular, new scientific knowledge has led to the development of additional screening options (first-trimester screening, nuchal fold measurement, PraenaTest) that can be used to minimize the need for invasive techniques (amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling) during prenatal assessment.
These methods make it possible to manage risks and monitor the development of the baby in the mother’s womb. We would ask you to note the limits of these methods and the need for appropriate genetic counselling.
State-of-the-art ultrasound technology with the GE Voluson E10 Expert ultrasound machine can produce vivid 3D ultrasound pictures of your baby while still in utero (baby imaging). It is mainly used to monitor the child’s development and rule out deformities.
Please bear in mind that even under perfect conditions only 95% of deformities can be detected. We work closely with the Munich Practice for Prenatal Medicine (www.praenat.de) on all issues of prenatal medicine and genetics.
We look forward to helping you have a safe and enjoyable pregnancy in Munich.