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Empowering Mothers, Protecting Babies

Scans | Procedures | Counselling


Dr. Aparna Kulkarni, a pioneer in Fetal medicine, established Pune’s first Fetal medicine department at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in 2009. With over a decade of experience as a Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr. Kulkarni has gained expertise in various areas, including medical treatment, clinical research, and teaching.

Her expertise lies in Obstetric ultrasound scans, invasive procedures for genetic disorders, higher order multifetal gestation, fetal echocardiography, and fetal blood transfusions.

Dr. Kulkarni’s contribution to the field of Fetal medicine extends beyond her clinical practice. She has designed, performed, and presented audits for Fetal medicine Standard Operating Procedures, leading to recognition from the National Health Service Hospitals in the UK.


Ultrasound Scan

Assessing the fetus health and monitor its development.

Invasive Procedures

Invasive prenatal procedures for genetic testing and evaluation of fetal health and development.


Supports decision making and treatment planning for the before or after birth conditions.


I was referred to Dr. Aparna by my OB-GYN after I was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy. I was very nervous about seeing a specialist, but Dr. Aparna put me at ease immediately. She is so knowledgeable and compassionate, and she really took the time to answer all of my questions. I felt so confident in her care, and I know that my baby is in the best hands. Highly recommended !
Pragati Kudale
Pragati Kudale
Overall, my experience with Dr. Aparna Kulkarni was nothing short of outstanding. Her expertise, compassion, and personalized care exceeded all my expectations. I would highly recommend her to any expectant mother in need of specialist care during pregnancy. The administrative staff at the clinic were also fantastic. Scheduling appointments was a breeze, and they were always prompt in their communication. The clinic itself was clean, well-maintained, and had a soothing ambiance that helped create a calming environment for expectant mothers. Thank you, Dr. for your exceptional care and for being an integral part of my pregnancy journey.
swarada chitale
swarada chitale
Very good Center for Fetal scan ..Must visit ....Very accurate reporting and less time required for scan
Dr.Ganesh Ramdasi
Dr.Ganesh Ramdasi
I visited Dr Aparna's clinic for my wife. Hospital and equipment for fetal care are superb. If you want to see your baby's colored sonography photos then do visit this place.We both are super happy after watching our baby.Overall had good experience.
Rushikesh Saraf
Rushikesh Saraf

Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect during an appointment in Fetal Medicine?

The doctor will talk to you before your scan and then carry out a detailed ultrasound scan of your baby. The amount of time needed for the scan will depend on several things including the stage of pregnancy, the position of the baby, the number of babies and the suspected problem in your case. After the scan the doctor will advise you of their findings and explain what they mean. You may be offered further investigations, if appropriate, and any future appointments will be usually made before you leave the department. You will be also offered counselling based on the investigations carried out.

How to prepare for your appointment?

You can eat and drink as normal but please try to come with a full bladder, particularly for scans before 24 weeks gestation. Please do not go to the toilet before your scan. Please bring your maternity records with you.

What happens after the ultrasound scans?

When your ultrasound scan is finished the doctor will explain what has been seen. If any differences / problems are found this will be fully explained and you will have time to ask questions and discuss this with the doctor. You will be given a detailed report with all the information about your visit and all of the baby’s measurements.

Where are the invasive procedures carried out?

We carry out the invasive procedures at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune. This hospital is a Tertiary referral centre. The hospital has its own clinical genetics unit, cytogenetic lab as well as molecular genetic lab, high risk obstetric unit with a 60 bed well equipped NICU. The hospital is specialized a variety of Invasive procedures.