Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU)

The Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU) is led by a team of highly skilled specialist doctors that offer diagnosis and treatment of complications which may arise in unborn babies. Midwives form part of the team within FMU and are available for routine and specialist midwifery advice and support whilst you have care within FMU.

We provide rapid access to women booked within our trust and those of associated hospitals and are able to see urgent referrals within 48 hours. In addition, we are always happy to discuss individual cases over the telephone with medical colleagues from other hospitals.

The unit sees women who may be carrying a baby with an abnormality. The baby might have a structural problem (for example, an abnormality such as a cleft lip, heart defect or kidney problems), or a growth or development problems.