Pregnancy & Child Care
Our aim is to give you the best of care on your route to motherhood and make it an enjoyable event.
What to expect from you antenatal visits...
Your pregnancy care plan
- Checkups once a month till 28 weeks of pregnancy, fortnightly between 28-36 weeks, weekly thereafter till delivery.
- During each visit you blood pressure will be checked and the growth of your baby would be assessed by clinical examination.
- Blood/urine tests, ultrasound scans would be advised when required.
- You are encouraged to discuss all problems/doubts related to your health. It is advisable to make a note of these before meeting the doctor.
- You are encouraged to join our specially conducted yoga classes and pregnancy and childbirth classes. These will address your concerns and questions in an informal set up. We specially emphasise yogic practices in pregnancy/childbirth and have incorporated them into routine practice.
As soon as pregnancy is confirmed
- Initial assessment for identifying any risk factor based on previous medical/obstetric history, family history and general physical examination.
- Early pregnancy scan may be advised to confirm the dates and ensure pregnancy is in the right place.
- Blood and Urine test to know your general health.
- Folic Acid supplementation ideally commenced before conception and continued till 16 weeks of pregnancy, as this helps to reduce the risk of having a baby with neural tube defects (spinal column) & heart defects.
- Advice regarding diet, lifestyle and Yoga would be given.
11 to 14 weeks
An ultrasound scan between 11 & 13 weeks is recommended. This scan provides an opportunity to screen for genetic problems in the baby by measuring the thickness of the skin fold at the back of the baby's neck and is done by a fetal medicine specialist who is associated with our team.
20 to 24 weeks
Anomaly ultrasound scan is done to rule out structural abnormalities in the baby and to ensure appropriate growth.
24 to 28 weeks
Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GM) i.e. diabetes during pregnancy is recommended as Indians are 'high risk' group of GDM.
After 36 weeks
Discuss when, how & where of details of labour. The symptoms of labour and process of delivery.
39 to 41 weeks
Assessment of the neck of the womb to know if labour is imminent. Sweeping of membranes may be offered to help labour start naturally, after 39 weeks. An ultrasound scan may be advised to ensure baby's well being, so that some more time can be allowed for natural labour to start. Induction of labour artificially (using medicines) would be discussed.