Fetal Indications Program
Albuquerque, New Mexico
We recognize that patients carrying a baby with fetal abnormalities have specific and special needs and we have services geared especially for you. We work closely with genetics counselors and Maternal – Fetal Medicine specialists to meet requests for fetal testing. We offer individual and group counseling where we discuss the feelings surrounding a late fetal indications termination of a loved pregnancy.
Prior to the induction we discuss the patient’s wishes for saying goodbye to her baby and make a plan to accommodate her wishes. We offer a memory box containing a receiving blanket, footprints, a certificate of stillbirth and photos. Many women and their support choose to view the baby the day following induction. We can help with arrangements for burial or cremation.
Third trimester induction procedures are performed beginning at 24-25weeks LMP (5.5cm BPD).The cervix is prepared over several days with laminaria. This is followed by an induction delivery of a stillborn.
Second trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures are performed beginning at 14-15 weeks LMP (3.0cm BPD). The cervix is prepared over several days with laminaria. This is followed by an aspiration (suction) and evacuation of the uterus by the physician.
The clinic is an outpatient office with no overnight accommodations and we have arrangements with several hotels in the area for discounted rates. Two hotels provide transportation to and from appointments and airport, bus and train terminals. We are located in the center of Albuquerque less than 3 miles from the airport and less than a mile from train and bus terminals. Please call if you need help with arrangements, transportation to the clinic or a hotel stay.