Edited by


Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Specialist—Fertility and IVF and Fetal Medicine

President, Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT)

Honorary Scientific Secretary, Association of Fellow Gynecologist

Pushpaa Hospital, Hinduja Hospital

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Jaideep Malhotra md (Obs & Gyn)

ficmch fiajago ficog masrm ficmu

Director, Rainbow IVF

Infertility Consultant and Specialist

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Hema Purandarey mbbs ms ficmh phd

Medical and Reproductive Geneticist

Founder and Director

Center of Genetic Healthcare

Director, SRL Diagnostic Services Private Limited (Genetics)

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.

Also available online at: www.jaypeebrothers.com

The world of fetal medicine!!! Its the new hope in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. It has beautifully bridged the gap between the fetus in utero and the delivery process. It took a week for me to go through the book “Principles & Practice of Fetal Medicine” with eminent authors Raju R Sahetya, Jaideep Malhotra and Hema Purandarcy, published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.

It is total justice to any obstetrician who aspires to treat and know about the baby in utero and the mother. The stepwise approach starting from diagnosis, counseling to invasive diagnostic therapies, and finally the guidelines ensures that the quest of the reader is perfectly satisfied.

Fetal medicine is not merely imaging. It treats the fetus as a patient and follows its growth meticulously throughout pregnancy. The beauty is not only diagnosing abnormalities but also anticipating the impending deviation in the course of pregnancy.

Genetic screening in pregnancy is a boon to all parents to make sure they do not have to undergo the mental agony by having a baby with chromosomal issues.

When I go through the contributors of the book I find a galaxy of stars who are chosen for shining in their respective fields. I see everyone from all corners of the country and everyone from the seniormost like Mrs and Mr Malhotra, Dr Raju Sahetya, Dr Suresh, Dr Chanderlulla, to smart youngsters like Neharika.

As a fetal medicine specialist, I really know the pressure it demands to ensure a healthy baby to the anxious parents. Screening and scanning a baby is no less riskier than any surgical procedure.

This book definitely guarantees that the reader will understand the depth of fetal medicine and will be motivated to concentrate more on the imaging part of obstetrics to improve the quality of management.

Every baby has the right to step into this world. Prenatal invasive therapies have miraculously opened the doors for previously no guarantee babies. The busy obstetricians who are not able to spend time on imaging should therefore never hesitate to take help from skilled radiologists and fetal medicine specialists after knowing about this highly demanding field.

Reviewing this book as a fertility and fetal medicine specialist was such a pleasurable task which was offered to me. I would definitely recommend this simple and concised textbook for all my fraternity friends to have a bird's eye view of what's what in fetal medicine.