Reproductive Health


Detection of foetal disorders:

  • Transabdominal aspiration of fluid from the amniotic sac of foetus is called amnio centesis. It is a foetal sex determination and disorder test based on the chromosomal pattern in the amniotic fluid surrounding the embryo.
  • At the early stage of pregnancy, the location of foetus and placenta is determined by sonography.
  • Unfortunately this useful technique is being misused to kill the normal female foetuses. It has been legally banned for the determination of sex to avoid female foeticide.
  • In chorionic villi sampling (CVS) technique the physician inserts, a narrow flexible tube through the mother's vagina and cervix tube into uterus and withdraws a small amount of foetal tissue from placenta.
  • One of the widely used non-invasive technique to determine foetal condition is ultrasound imaging.
  • Foetoscopy is a technique in which a thief tube containing a viewing scope is inserted into uterus, giving the physician a direct view of fetus.

Watch this video for the topic from 0:11 to 12:56

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