The Maternal And Fetal Medicine unit is based at Universitas Academic Hospital and functions as

  • a tertiary referral unit serving the entire Free State,
  • as well as for occasional cases from the Northern Cape.

Services include a dedicated Maternal Medicine Clinic for follow-up and management of high-risk pregnancies complicated by a wide range of maternal illness including hypertension, cardiac disease, renal disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes.


Fetal Medicine services consist of a dedicated ultrasound clinic for suspected fetal anomalies as well as a clinic for the follow-up and management of high risk pregnancies complicated by fetal conditions including mono-chorionic twins, triplets, rhesus alloimmunization and congenital abnormalities


A 3-bed Maternal High Care Unit provides specialised care to severely ill pregnant patients needing invasive monitoring and one-to-one nursing care.


Our unit is supported by tertiary neonatal services including neonatologists and a neonatal ICU for the management of premature infants. Other medical specialties that are involved in the management of our patients include: Cardiology, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology.


The unit is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as the training of advanced midwives. The academic training consists of weekly morbidity and mortality meetings combined with neonatology, lectures to nursing and medical staff, academic rounds and weekly postgraduate discussions.


Academic Staff: Dr MA du Toit and Dr DM Mngomezulu (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist)



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T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154


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