PREGNANCY CARE & DELIVERY

Being Pregnant

Being pregnant is the most beautiful experience for any women .It brings a whole new meaning to the concept of beauty—soul and spirit are stretched along with body. Pregnancy is not just about delivering a baby.  It needs a touch of personal care to the expecting mother right from initial stages till delivery as well as managing the pregnancy related issues that come up on the way. It may be small things like nausea or acidity to conditions like pregnancy induced hypertension or geatational diabetes which can make the pregnancy high risk. Its important that your obstetrician is capable of handling  the critical care aspects of the high risk pregnancies well as it goes a long way in ensuring both mother’s and baby’s wellbeing. Vaginal delivery or normal delivery ,as we call it ,is the most preferred mode of delivery we advocate . A really positive mind and body preparation with availability of painless labour facilities such as epidural analgesia and Entonox ,can help you achieve the baby birthing the way you have planned for. Should the need arise for expediting delivery, in form of vacuum or forceps  assistance,Dr Rachna is an expert at handling both Cesarean section is safe way to deliver the baby if there are clinical indications for the same.  

Regardless of how you choose to have birth, I believe you should be as informed as possible about the birth options so that you can make an informed decision and have a voice in the entire process.

- Dr. Rachna Singh

ANTENATAL CARE

The purpose of antenatal care is to prevent or identify and treat conditions that may threaten the health of the fetus/newborn and/or the mother, and to help a woman approach pregnancy and birth as positive experiences and to prepare women for motherhood whatever their risk status.

IT includes complete checkup during every visit as well as lab investigations at regular interval which help in early detection of any complication like gestational diabetes and hypertension which may affect the baby. It also includes screening of the fetus on sonograms at regular interval to make sure it is growing well and also to rule out any anomaly.

The guidance regarding good nutrition as well as need for supplements is provided and you can plan to enroll for prenatal exercise and yoga sessions. These visits serve as the opportunity for women to make informed decisions about the care and treatment, in partnership with their healthcare professionals.

Critical Care Management

A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby, or both.  High-risk pregnancies require management by a specialist to help ensure the best outcome for the mother and baby. It could be because certain pre-existing medical conditions in mother eg age or diabetes or may develop as a new complication during pregnancy eg pre-eclampsia .

It may also be an associated pregnancy issue such as twins or placenta previa which may make the pregnancy high risk. You need to be under supervision of Doctor trained to handle these complications as it may impact health of mother and baby adversely if not well managed

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