OBSTETRICS

Welcome to O&G Partners Fertility Centre. We are committed to providing personal and customised care to address your unique needs in whatever stage of your pregnancy experience.

At O&G Partners Fertility Centre, we provide a suite of services for your pregnancy including antenatal check-ups, childbirth and postpartum care. We also provide preconception counselling, and see you through each stage of pregnancy from conception to birth and aftercare. Each pregnancy journey, while exciting, comes with a host of questions, uncertainties, and fears. Our committed and experienced specialists are dedicated to providing you with their care, reassuring you every step of the way.  

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At O&G Partners Fertility Centre , our dedicated team of obstetricians will listen to and support you, as well as provide a range of maternity services including antenatal care, pregnancy management, and postnatal care.

GENERAL OBSTETRICS

We provide all necessary care during your pregnancy to ensure you and your baby are as well as possible. Our goal is to provide regular check-ups that allow us to treat and prevent any health problems throughout the course of your pregnancy and to promote healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child. Our obstetrician encourages discussing birth plans well before birth, so that we can match a safe and feasible delivery for you according to your individual desires as far as possible to achieve your perfect birthing experience and as well as answer any questions you may have .

You just need to think of your child’s name. We will take care of everything else. O&G Partners Fertility Centre offers maternity services, including pre-conception screening and care, antenatal classes, maternity packages, and postnatal services. 

 

At O&G Partners Fertility Centre, we provide ultrasound scans. These scans are commonly used to monitor the growth and well-being of the growing baby. Dating scans are usually performed in the first trimester to determine the due date. Down syndrome screening scans are usually performed between 11 and 13 weeks and the anomaly screening scan at about 20 weeks.

We all know it takes nine months to grow a full-term baby, and labour and delivery occur in a matter of days or even hours. However, it’s the process of labour and delivery that tends to occupy the minds of expectant parents the most.

Signs of Labour

Labor has started or is coming soon if you experience symptoms such as:

  • increased pressure in the uterus
  • a change of energy levels
  • a bloody mucus discharge

OBSTETRIC CARE & PROCEDURES

Congratulations on your pregnancy! A brand-new miracle to call your own! Now that your little one is growing in your body, we understand that every expectant mother has many questions on how best to nurture her pregnancy. At O&G Partners Fertility Centre, we are happy to accompany you on this wonderful journey and provide you with a professional and reassuring arm every step of the way.

PREGNANCY CARE

One of the most common concerns of parents-to-be is whether the unborn child is going to be affected by chromosomal or birth defects. Birth defects occur in around 3% of babies and chromosomal defects are present in 0.5% of pregnancies. The chance of a pregnancy carrying such a defect can be assessed as early as the first trimester, in the form of the first-trimester screening (otherwise known as a one-stop clinic for assessment of risk, OSCAR) test. This is a non-invasive assessment, comprising a blood test for the mother and a scan of the fetus. The resulting risk score will allow the parents-to-be and the obstetrician to plan ahead for the outcome of the pregnancy. All expectant mothers are encouraged to have the test done, regardless of age.

As the pregnancy advances, a detailed ultrasound scan can be performed in the second trimester to check for structural defects within the baby, as well as markers of chromosomal problems. This is commonly performed between 18- and 20-week gestation, to allow time for decision making and intervention. However, the limitations of such scans have to be accepted as minor defects may still be missed, despite the best of operators.

When the pregnancy reaches the third trimester, the focus shifts towards the baby’s growth and planning for delivery. A scan of the growth parameters in the third trimester will allow us to pick up babies that are growing too quickly or too slowly. This will allow parents-to-be and their obstetrician to plan for the delivery (timing and route). Mothers who are at risk of gestational diabetes may also be offered the diabetes test in the third trimester.

Most pregnancies will conclude with a vaginal delivery, while some cases will have a caesarean section planned from the early antenatal period, due to specific conditions that make vaginal delivery inappropriate, such as low-lying placenta, breech presentation, etc. Others may attempt a vaginal delivery but end up with a caesarean section when labour does not progress or is unsafe to allow further progress. In selected cases, assistance may be offered for vaginal delivery, in the form of forceps or vacuum, only when deemed appropriate by the obstetrician.

After delivery, the mother’s body undergoes dramatic changes to return to the pre-pregnancy state and she has to deal with healing of delivery wounds, breastfeeding, care of the new-born, as well as the swinging hormone levels. The postnatal check-up will allow the obstetrician to assess the health status of the new mother and offer assistance to those in need. Routine gynaecology screening and contraception options will also be discussed

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