The Fetal Medicine Foundation is a Registered Charity that aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies through research and training in fetal medicine.

The Foundation, with the support of an international group of experts, has introduced an educational programme both for healthcare professionals and parents and a series of certificates of competence in different aspects of fetal medicine.

In the last 20 years, The Foundation has supported research and training in the following areas through grants to a total of more than £23 million:

Early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
Screening for chromosomal defects
Development of safer techniques for prenatal diagnosis
Intrauterine fetal surgery
Prediction and prevention of preeclampsia
Prediction and prevention of preterm birth
Prediction and prevention of stillbirth
Prediction and management of fetal growth restriction
Problems of multiple pregnancies.

The main source of income for The Fetal Medicine Foundation is The Fetal Medicine Centre.
The ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) develops Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statements providing recommendations on how to improve and standardise medical care for obstetrics and gynecology to assist health care professionals in maintaining the highest possible clinical practice standards for our speciality