OBSTETRICS & MATERNITY

Dr. Dipan Thakkar and his team have conducted more than 20000 deliveries in the span of 30 years. The team manages all types of high-risk pregnancyincluding pregnancy-induced hypertension, diabetes, twins and triplet pregnancy, APLA etc.We take complete care of our patients on each visit, right from the time of conception to the delivery of their baby.The patient is regularly monitored by trained nursing staff and medical officers under guidance of Dr Dipan Thakkar.Our aim is to work in partnership with you throughout your pregnancy, providing all of the services you will need, including full antenatal care, your preferred or medically-required delivery option, and of course, postnatal care. In emergency situations, back-up staff, anaesthetist and paediatricians are available.

Services we offer:

  • Regular health check ups and monitoring of mother as well as baby’s health
  • Timely Ultrasound check up to monitor growth of the baby
  • Genetic screening tests like double and quadruple marker and NIPT.
  • Counselling regarding health hygiene and healthy sexual practices.
  • Advice on correct diet and supplements to be taken during pregnancy
  • Careful monitoring, treatment and follow up of high risk patients (PIH, Diabetes, Bad obstetric history, autoimmune conditions etc)
  • Outsourced services such as Yoga, meditation and stress relieving activities for pregnant mothers.
  • Interactive and informative sessions at our very own Audio Visual Theatre room
  • Clean and tidy rooms with all basic amenities to ensure best health of you and your baby.
  • Cord blood stem banking facility is also available.

Once your baby is born, we offer evidence based advice on feeding and caring for the baby, postnatal exercises and paediatric services such as newborn screening tests

Salient features of our labour room :

  • Our labour room is air-conditioned and equipped with central oxygen line, multipara monitor and neonatal warmer
  • Live 3D-4D Samsung Ultrasound provides highest resolution images and helps diagnose anatomical defects in the fetus
  • Oxford Sonicaid machine for NST.
  • Epidural analgesia for painless labour

Our state-of-the-art OTs have the latest technology to perform requisite procedures. They are equipped to handle any complications, ensuring the wellbeing of both mother and child. The high level of infection control maintained in the OT ensures faster recovery for patients.

4D Foetal Medicine service

With foetal medicine emerging as an independent specialty, we have created a specialized foetal medicine unit to monitor high risk pregnancies by focusing on the special needs of the baby and performing interventions, if needed, whilst in the womb.

This unit also boasts of a state-of-the-art 4D real-time ultrasound imaging system WS 80 from Samsung which is used in analyzing fetal development. You and your partner can share the experience of seeing your baby grow and mark the milestones in development as your pregnancy progresses. This technologically advanced, high resolution system produces 4D images of your baby, updates it in real time and helps you see the baby moving on screen. The ultrasound is performed by the experienced fetal medicine specialist

 

Now you can bond better with your baby and experience the exhilaration of watching your baby blink, wink, smile and yawn!

Scans recommended during pregnancy are:

Scan Type Right time for Scan
Early pregnancy and dating scan 7 – 8 Weeks
NT & NB scan screening for chromosomal abnormalities 12 – 13 Weeks
Anomaly scan (targeted detail scan) 18 – 22 Weeks
Internal growth scan 30 – 32 Weeks
Biophysical profile (BPP) scan After 36 Weeks

Genetic Counselling

In some cases, a pregnancy failure may be governed by a genetic predisposition. It is important to identify genetic conditions that could give rise to a miscarriage so that the risk of recurrence is reduced.

 

Genetic counseling is a process through which guests at risk of an inherited genetic disorder are advised of the probability of developing or transmitting the condition. A roadmap is then laid out, outlining prevention and risk minimisation measures.

 

At Usha Nursing Home, our expert maternal and fetal medicine team conducts a detailed genetic evaluation called pedigree charting on high-risk guests. Genetic counselling is usually followed by specific genetic tests that aim to highlight mutations and the likelihood of their appearance. These tests serve as predictive tools to determine recurrence risk. Genetic counselling facilitates prenatal diagnosis, around the 11th week of pregnancy.

As one of the premier Maternity healthcare centers, we understand the complexities women face during pregnancy. During your visits, we focus on various aspects including healthy eating, regular physical activities, screening tests you might require, and how to control pre-birth jitters. Since our inception, Usha Nursing Home has helped mothers cherish every moment of the incredible process of pregnancy!

During the nine months of pregnancy, you might have to visit your doctor anywhere between 10 and 15 times. Typically, during the first and second trimesters you will have routine prenatal checkups every month. In the third trimester, you will have to visit the doctor every fortnight. In the ninth month, you might have to visit every week so the doctor can monitor the baby’s readiness for delivery

Exercising regularly while you are expecting will improve your muscle tone, strength and endurance. This in turn will help you better carry the additional weight you gain during pregnancy, besides preparing you for the physical demands of labour and caring for a newborn.

Here are some other steps you can take to be comfortable at work during your pregnancy:

 

  • Move around whenever you can. It helps in blood circulation and relieves muscle aches and swelling of the feet.
  • If you have a desk job, invest in a comfortable chair that offers good support to your back.
  • Every half hour, rise from your chair and stretch a bit.
  • Walk to the water cooler to drink a glass of water. You will meet your daily fluid quota and your can stretch your limbs too.
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids. You need to drink at least 2.5 liters of water daily during pregnancy.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Avoid clothes that are tight especially around the abdomen.
  • Eat your meals on time and never skip a meal. Ensure your meals are light and nutritious, rather than rich, oily or spicy.
  • Munch on healthy snacks every couple of hours, to prevent weakness or indigestion.

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