Obstetrics

Obstetrics

At Gynae Worx, we aim to provide comprehensive Mother and Baby centered Obstetrics healthcare.

Obstetric Healthcare

is divisible into 4 broad categories.

This is also known as Preconceptual Healthcare. Most often, pregnancy takes us by surprise and is unplanned, but often it is desired. However, in the event that a pregnancy is planned by a couple, it is very important to see an obstetrician prior to falling pregnant. This is known as the Prenatal Consultation. The reasons for this consultation include, amongst others, ensuring that your health as a prospective mother, is optimised as best possible, in preparation for the pregnancy. Existing medical conditions can pose an increased burden on mothers and their unborn babies, in the event that they are not adequately optimised prior to falling pregnant. Gynae Worx, through consultation with various other specialists, known as a Multidisciplinary Team, will ensure that you are ready for pregnancy.

It is very important to consult an obstetrician as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. Reasons for this include:

  • Obtaining a comprehensive history
  • Discussions around social support
  • Optimising any existing medical conditions
  • Running essential tests necessary in pregnancy
  • Ensuring accurate dating for the pregnancy
  • Performing ultrasound scans
  • Commencing necessary supplementation and medication
  • Outlining and adressing your expectations and fears regarding the pregnancy
  • Prospective method of delivery
  • Future pregnancy desires
  • Discussing future contraception
  • Discussing breastfeeding

Antenatal care is care in pregnancy commencing from onset of pregnancy up until delivery. This will comprise of several scheduled visits to determine and maitain maternal and foetal well-being up until delivery. The antenatal period is divided into 3 trimesters. The dates for your visits will be individualised according to your pregnancy as discussed with your doctor at Gynae Worx.

This is care of pregnancy from the onset of labour until your baby is delivered. The method of delivery may either be vaginal delivery or via caesarean section. The mode of delivery would have been discussed at either your prenatal or antenatal care visit. The mode will be determined by a number of factors. These include amongst others, your previous deliveries, mother and baby’s well-being in labour and also, the mother’s preference.

Postpartum care is obstetric healthcare from the time of delivery up to 6 weeks thereafter. Services to be discussed at postpartum include maternal and baby well-being, contraception, future pregnancies, breastfeeding and wound-healing (in the event of a caesarean section). Together with a team of paediatricians, you and your baby will receive the best care, guaranteed.

  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • Caesarean Sections
  • Management of recurrent pregnancy Losses
  • Normal Vaginal deliveries

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