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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center

The Maternal–Fetal Medicine Center at Hôpital de La Tour provides multidisciplinary care for high-risk pregnancies. The Center combines three main areas of expertise: maternal medicine, fetal medicine and prenatal ultrasound.

Staff at the Center work closely with specialists from all the other fields needed to deliver highly advanced, personalized patient care. They also work with private gynecologists who have referred their patients to us for specialized high-risk pregnancy monitoring.

When should you consult us?

There may be a variety of reasons for visiting our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center for a consultation at different times, even prior to conception. These may include:

  • a health problem affecting the mother-to-be (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and so on), whether it is a pre-existing condition or occurs during pregnancy
  • pregnancy-related complications or complicated labor and delivery
  • pregnancy with a diagnosed fetal abnormality 
  • multiple pregnancy

The risks involved in a pregnancy may include risks to the unborn baby as well as to the mother-to-be.

How do I make an appointment?

There is a single telephone number for patients who wish to make an appointment at the Center. Our specialists then decide upon a personalized healthcare pathway.

+41 (0)22 719 66 44
 

A center for every woman

A full range of outpatient services – diagnostic examinations, specialized consultations and most treatments – are covered by basic insurance. You therefore do not need private or semi-private insurance to have your pregnancy monitored at our Center.

For doctors who may need advice on how to approach a particular situation

We hold a monthly cross-disciplinary meeting (E-MFM board) where you can present a clinical case on which you’d like to receive a range of specialist opinions, no matter where your patient plans to deliver her baby.

Useful information

  • Date: first Tuesday of every month (the first E-MFM board meeting took place on 4 February)
  • Time: 5.30 p.m.
  • Location: Hôpital de La Tour 

How to take part

There are two ways you can present your clinical case:

  • by attending in person
  • by attending via videoconference

You can ask to present a clinical case to the E-MFM board by sending an email to: 

  • MFM@latour.ch

Your email should include:  

  • a brief outline of the issues 
  • the question you are raising
  • the specialist(s) you need to review the case. 

Coronavirus: information about your pregnancy

If you are pregnant and would like to know more about the risks associated with coronavirus, we recommend that you watch this excellent informational video by our colleagues at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) here (in French). 

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center