The Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) provides fetal assessment and monitoring (including ultrasound) to individuals with high-risk pregnancies.
What we do
The MFAU provides increased surveillance as recommended by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada for certain high-risk groups, such as individuals with a variety of medical disorders (including hypertension and diabetes), a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater, a birthing parental age of 40 or greater, or those with pregnancies achieved through in vitro fertilization (IVF). We also follow multiple pregnancies and pregnancies with fetal anomalies.
Who we see
We provide care to individuals who are pregnant with high-risk pregnancies.
Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:
- Perinatologists (doctors who are maternal fetal medicine specialists.)
- Registered nurses/ultrasound technologists who have specialized training to perform ultrasound exams.
How to access this service
Appointment is by referral only. Please contact your health-care provider.
Where we are
Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL A1B 3V6
Directions: Enter main entrance of Health Sciences Centre. Proceed straight through main corridor. The Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit is in the corridor across from Women’s Health elevators.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How to reach us
Telephone: 709-777-7418 or 709-777-7419