Inpatient Antepartum and postpartum care
Women with high-risk pregnancies who require inpatient care before or after delivery receive specialized evaluation and treatment services. The space and specialists are exclusively dedicated to caring for women with high-risk pregnancies before and after delivery.
Our multidisciplinary team provides expert, compassionate, and comprehensive antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum (after delivery) care. Every morning and throughout the day, the team addresses each patient’s medical, nursing, social, nutritional, and subspecialty needs in a private environment.
The team specializes in treating women with preterm labour, diabetes, bleeding in late pregnancy, preeclampsia (characterized by high blood pressure), and other antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum medical conditions. Inpatient care may also be undertaken for monitoring of pregnancies with foetal or placental concerns such as congenital anomalies, altered foetal growth and placenta accreta.
Care is led by our high-risk pregnancy doctor (Dr Fouzia), who is recognized for her expertise in infectious diseases, genetics, diagnostic sonography, medical complications of pregnancy, emergency obstetric care, and abnormalities of labour.
We provide both short-term and long-term inpatient care. Some patients may stay for days, while others may stay for weeks. Many patients stay right up to delivery. Individualized care plans including the important considerations of home and work adjustments for an unexpected hospitalization, assistance with home health care are highlighted. In other cases, we are able to stabilize the condition of a patient before delivery and facilitate the transfer of their care back to the referring physician.
Following delivery, babies of high-risk mothers may end up spending time in our state-of-the-art Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our neonatologists and their expert nursing and other NICU colleagues are dedicated to providing the most advanced care possible to newborns with critical and unique health challenges.
Also, at times additional paediatric subspecialty care is necessary and an extended team of is always immediately available. If the newborn infant requires hospitalization, parents can easily continue their close contact and involvement in their newborn’s care. Ongoing continued involvement of the parents and their family is available through real-time digital technology providing easy access to the intensive care units, their newborn and the care team involved.