Obstetrics deals with pregnancy and its associated procedures and complications. This field basically deals with the wellbeing of the pregnant mother as well as the delivery and healthy outcome.
Obstetrics broadly outlines the medical speciality dealing with the care of all women’s reproductive tracts and their children involving the Pre-natal care, FoetalAssessments, Intercurrent diseases, Induction and Labour, Complications and Emergencies, and Postnatal Care.
Need for an Obstetrician
In a woman’s life, the most precious moments begins from the moment she discovers that she is going to be a mother. This is the period for care, caution and comfort. The journey begins from this very moment till the delivery time involving lots of ups and downs. At this very time,we offer great care and help as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist.
Role of an Obstetrician
- Normal delivery and performing essential assisting steps.
- Facilitating delivery by performing episiotomy
- C section that requires surgical removal of the baby
- Advice on contraception and fitting IUCD
- Using ultrasound to detect pregnancy and fetal well being
- Detection and management of abortion/Miscarriage
- Diagnosis of any congenital abnormalities
- Diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy (if ovum gets implanted in the place other than womb).
An overview of services we offer:
Obstetric Ultrasound involves the use of ultrasound scans in pregnancy. It’s quite helpful in screening birth defects and hereditary conditions during pregnancy. Basically it determines the position and no. of foetus present in the womb, helpful in early diagnosis of placental insufficiency. Obstetric Ultrasound is a useful clinical test in estimating the age of the fetus.
Obstetrics ultrasonography utilizes sound waves to create real time visual images of the developing embryo in it’s mother’s womb.The procedure is a standard part of prenatal care, as it can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the timing and progress of the pregnancy, and the health and development of the embryo or fetus.
What conditions do obstetricians treat?
Women usually first see obstetricians for routine prenatal care. The initial appointment typically occurs approximately eight weeks after your last menstrual period. You’ll then see the doctor approximately once a month throughout the duration of your pregnancy.Obstetricians also treat women with high-risk pregnancy both during and after pregnancy:
You may have a high-risk pregnancy if you’re pregnant and you:
- have a chronic health condition
- are over age 35
- are carrying multiple babies
- have a history of miscarriage, preterm labor, or cesarean delivery
- engage in certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking and drinking
- develop certain complications during pregnancy that affect you or baby