What is obstetrics?

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Obstetrics is the area of medicine that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Medical specialists called obstetricians provide healthcare services to mothers during this important time in their lives.

What services are provided to women and families under the field of obstetrics?

Obstetric care means the complete care of the mother and baby throughout the pregnancy, birth, and the recuperative period after the birth.

This includes:

– Monitoring of pre-existing medical conditions.
– Prenatal screening and diagnostic testing.
– Support and advice on all aspects of the pregnancy and birth journey.

When should you see an obstetrician for obstetrics treatment?

You may choose to consult an obstetrician during your pregnancy to ensure a high level of care, even if you are not at risk of pregnancy-related complications. Your primary doctor may refer you to an obstetrician for consultation if you are pregnant and experiencing complications, or if you are over the age of 35.

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Did you know?

The role of the doctor is to protect the patient’s interest. In pregnancy, this obligation of care extends to the mother and the child.¹

How can you maintain or improve your reproductive health?

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Maintaining good reproductive health is closely related to maintaining good general health. Here are some tips:

– Eat a balanced diet.
– Exercise regularly.
– Maintain a healthy weight.
– Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol or other drugs.
– Manage your stress.
– Drink plenty of water.
– Get enough sleep.
– Avoid hazards such as pesticides, herbicides or industrial chemicals.
– Have a healthy lifestyle.
– Seek medical advice if you are concerned about your reproductive system.

What facilities and technologies do specialists use for obstetrics care?

Our obstetrics team offers antenatal and postnatal care that is adapted to the needs of each individual mother and baby during each obstetrics appointment.

Our specialists also research and provide the latest techniques to ensure the best possible personal outcome and experience in this important stage of your and your family’s life. High-risk pregnancies are carefully monitored and the full spectrum of care is available to each and every one of our patients.

Your specialist will accompany you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience, to maintain your health, and that of your baby. You will feel reassured and supported as you will have dedicated medical care, but you will also have the continued support of an obstetrics team. Be sure to benefit from their training and experience by discussing any questions or concerns you may have.

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[1] Yeo GS, Lim ML. Maternal and fetal best interests in day-to-day obstetrics. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011;40(1):43-9.