If you are currently pregnant, congratulations! The joy of having a new life formed in you is priceless and we are excited to help you keep your pregnancy journey a smooth one. Our services are targeted at different stages of your pregnancy, to help ensure the best outcomes for your pregnancy.
Starting Your Motherhood Journey
Pre-pregnancy (Pre-conception) Check
For couples who are intending to get pregnant, especially if it’s your first child, a pre-conception check with a gynaecologist can give you a good start to your pregnancy. If there are any underlying conditions that are unknown to the couple e.g. thalassemia, a pre-conception check can help to identify it early.
How can you prepare for pregnancy?
It is important to seek antenatal care early so that your pregnancy can be well cared for and problems in pregnancy can be detected early and managed accordingly. We provide both non-invasive and invasive procedures to assess and manage pregnancies. Our team of dedicated obgyn specialists are experienced in all the procedures and to provide overall care for your pregnancies and related medical issues if any.
Non-invasive Antenatal Tests
- Advice on diet and supplementation
Taking folic acid before and early pregnancy has been shown to reduce neural tube defects.
- Ultrasound Scan
Early antenatal ultrasound scans are done to assess the number, site and viability of the foetus.
- Nuchal Scan & Maternal Serum Screening
- NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing)
Between 11-14 weeks, first trimester screening for Down syndrome can be done. It screens about 90 % of trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome). A newer test which is non- invasive prenatal, uses cell free fetal DNA to test for chromosomes, and can be done after 10 weeks. The test can be as accurate as 99% for Trisomy 13,18, 21 and sex chromosomes. It is popular as the test requires only blood test from the mother. The results are available with 10-14 days.
- Detailed Anomaly Scan
A detailed foetal anomaly screening ultrasound scan should be done between 20-22 weeks to ensure that the foetus is developing normally. Serial ultrasound scans are done to monitor fetal growth.
- Doppler Studies
Doppler blood flow examination is sometimes necessary especially when the fetal growth is slow or the liquor volume is low.
- Fetal Growth Assesment
- Doppler Studies
- Amniotic Fluid Volume
Invasive Antenatal Tests
- Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
- Fetal Blood Sampling
- Foetal Surgery:
- -Renal Shunt
- -Bladder Shunt
- -Pleural Shunt
Fetal Maternal Medicine and High-risk Pregnancies
If there are any maternal disorders during your pregnancy e.g. gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia or you have previously existing medical conditions e.g. hypertension, diabetes, our specialists are equipped with the knowledge to manage them effectively.
During your antenatal visits, we will discuss with you the plan for delivery. Most cases, normal vaginal deliveries are planned but there are some patients who will require Caesarean section or even early delivery. Our team of specialists are also very experienced in the management of high-risk pregnancies in the labour ward.
- Vaginal deliveries
- Caesarian section
- Early delivery
- Pain management during labour
We understand that the mothers continue to require care even after delivery. After your delivery, we will review your recovery and guide you should you have any problems with breast-feeding and family planning thereafter.