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Antenatal care

Antenatal care is what you receive from healthcare providers during your pregnancy
Choosing us for your antenatal care
Choosing us for your antenatal care
Focus on safe and normal birthing
Expertise in high-risk pregnancy management
Choice of birthing methods
Advanced fetal medicine centre
Personalised care plans

From pre-conception to post-delivery, we partner with you in your pregnancy journey every step of the way. We have an internationally recognised team of antenatal experts who offer expecting mothers full choice and control of their birthing plans. We tailor-make your care plan and offer your personalised guidance, comprehensive routine and advanced prenatal tests and postnatal support to ensure that you and your baby are in your best health. Our hospital is designed as per WHO guidelines of a baby-friendly hospital enabling us to offer a serene and comfortable environment to welcome your child.

Our antenatal specialists
Our antenatal specialists

About antenatal care
About antenatal care

Antenatal care, also known as pregnancy or maternity care, is the care you get from obstetricians and other allied healthcare providers including neonatologists, midwives and pain management specialists. The components of antenatal care include appointments, health monitoring of you and your baby and counselling before, during and after pregnancy.

Preconception care 

While pregnancy happens as a surprise to some couples, others experience it after thorough planning. Preconception care is the medical attention you receive when you are planning your pregnancy. The introduction of antenatal care begins right from this stage or as soon as you find out about your pregnancy. It is important to get early access to antenatal care to ensure that your pregnancy takes a healthy start. 

Antenatal counselling 

During the course of your pregnancy, you will have nearly 10-12 antenatal appointments. The number of appointments may vary depending upon your health. These appointments are aimed at offering personalised counselling on how you should approach your gestation to maintain the health of you and your baby. 

Your obstetrician will discuss your medical history, present pregnancy symptoms and general well-being during one-on-one counselling sessions. You will also get information on dietary intake, physical activity and prenatal supplements along with complementary birth preparation classes including Lamaze, Yoga as well as other integrated therapies. An antenatal counselling session is your ideal opportunity to raise your concerns and doubts to your doctor. 

Prenatal scans and tests 

Prenatal screenings include a range of scans and tests to monitor the health of you and your baby. These tests are spaced throughout your pregnancy to continuously keep a healthy watch on your fetus. Some of these tests also help in the early detection of potential pregnancy complications so that you can seek timely treatment. 

Common prenatal tests and scans include:

Ultrasound scans: Ultrasound scans use high-frequency radio waves to produce images of your fetus. These scans are painless, non-invasive and have no known side effects. Ultrasound scans provide important information on the fetal size, the number of fetuses, physical conditions in the baby, position of the baby and the placenta and its development. 

Blood tests: Diagnostic tests such as blood sampling provide relevant information on the mother’s health. It can help detect the possibility of infections, pre-existing health conditions, inherited conditions such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia. 

Amniocentesis: Amniocentesis is a procedure to extract a small sample of amniotic fluid to screen the fetus for chromosomal abnormalities such as spina bifida and other genetic defects. 

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS): In this procedure, a sample of placental tissue is removed and screened for genetic abnormalities. CVS is offered to couples with a personal or family history of genetic conditions to help in the early detection of problems in the fetus.

Fetal monitoring: Fetal heart rate monitoring is offered during labour and delivery to ensure that there are no abnormal patterns or prepare for an emergency C-section. 

Labour and delivery

Your obstetrician will discuss your labour and birth plan, in advance, during one of your antenatal appointments. We offer a wide range of birthing options including natural delivery, C-section, forceps delivery and water birthing. Your pregnancy will be planned in a way that your choice of birthing technique can be safely offered. Nonetheless, your care team will be ready to make prompt decisions and offer critical care during emergency situations that pose a risk to you and your child, should these complications arise. Our maternity unit is fully equipped with advanced ICU facilities, modular theatres, and a high dependency unit to cater to your complicated needs.

Your care team will offer their uninterrupted support during your labour. We are the only hospital in North India to offer piped Entonox® for Labour Pain Management. Alternative methods of managing labour pain include transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS), hypnotherapy to ease normal vaginal delivery. We provide 24X7 Epidural services and advance fetal monitoring in labour to ensure a safe and healthy birthing experience. 

Postnatal support

We continue to deliver high-end antenatal services and care after you have welcomed your baby. Your care team offers personalised support, guidance, education for both parents on how to care for your baby. We also offer breastfeeding support and expert-approved ways to deal with postpartum depression. Our nursing team extends their support through home visits post-discharge when and if you need them.

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FAQs
FAQs

Antenatal care is important to ensure that the mother and her fetus can have a safe & healthy pregnancy by avoiding any complications during this period. 

World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that women should start seeking antenatal care at a gestational age of fewer than 12 weeks or while planning their pregnancy. 

During your first antenatal appointment, your obstetrician will analyse your present condition, discuss your medical history and start preliminary examinations such as measuring your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), your blood pressure and test your urine for signs of pre-eclampsia.