the glossary of terms

The news of a congenital anomaly can come with a plethora of new health information, terms, tests and specialties to understand.

We are developing a glossary of all things prenatal diagnosis. This glossary will grow over time.

Do you have a suggestion for a term we should include? Please complete the Glossary Suggestion form.

Image of a little green heart illustration
Add a definition or link if you wish

The glossary of all things prenatal diagnosis

All | C D F G L M P R S
There are currently 4 words in this directory beginning with the letter M.
maternal fetal medicine
A specialist team of health care providers that provide assessment, monitoring, treatment and information to parents who have complicated pregnancies.


mental health nurse
A health care professional who specialises in supporting people through distress or mental health challenges.

See the ACMHN Fact Sheet 'What is a Mental Health Nurse' for more (PDF).


A health care professional who specialises in the support of women and their families, through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
A type of medical imaging which uses strong magnets and electromagnetic waves to take pictures of inside the body.