Maternal Fetal Medicine - Antenatal Care 

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have established a world-class service in Maternal Fetal Medicine to provide expert diagnosis and management of complex pregnancy problems. If either you or your unborn baby have existing or potential high-risk medical concerns, your obstetrician may refer you to the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The centre is located on level 7 of Mater Mothers’ Hospital in South Brisbane and consists of seven ultrasound scan rooms, counselling rooms and a conference room with telemedicine facilities.

Using state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, Mater's Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine performs over 18 000 scans per year, including tertiary referrals from all over Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It provides a full range of prenatal diagnostic and therapeutic options and is very active in research, collaborating with a wide range of perinatal specialists and scientists from around the world.

The centre has an excellent reputation for providing quality and compassionate care to women and babies with complex complications in pregnancy, in accordance with the philosophy and tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.


Mater’s specialist maternal fetal medicine team uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to assess your baby’s condition in the womb. Certain conditions can be diagnosed and appropriate treatment can be offered which may improve the outcome for your baby.

The Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine conducts antenatal tests such as ultrasound screening, and diagnostic tests including Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) upon referral from your obstetrician. If you would like to know more about these tests, please speak to your obstetrician.

A comprehensive range of screening, diagnostic and therapeutic services are available to all patients upon referral:

  • Routine and tertiary level ultrasound.
  • Fetal echocardiography.
  • First trimester ultrasound screening.
  • Counselling for pregnancy and fetal complications.
  • Invasive testing—amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling.
  • Intrauterine vascular/peritoneal transfusions.
  • Intrauterine shunting operations.
  • Fetoscopic and other minimally invasive fetal surgery.
  • Fetoscopic laser ablation for Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
  • High risk obstetrical consultations.
  • Tele-ultrasound and tele-consultations
  • Open maternal fetal surgery for spina bifida.



Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Level 7, Mater Mothers’ Hospital
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Phone: 07 3163 1896
Fax: 07 3163 1890

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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