Obstetrics revolves around the care of the pregnant women, the unborn baby, labor and delivery and the immediate period following childbirth. Obstetrics explicitly deals with the wellbeing of the pregnant woman and her baby. During pregnancy a number of complications can arise such as ectopic pregnancy, which is a condition where the embryo is in a fallopian tube, fetal distress caused by compression, problems with the placenta or high blood pressure which can be a forerunner of a serious illness called pre-eclampsia. The obstetrician is trained in these and many other complications of childbirth and ensures both mother and baby are safely guided through all of the phases of pregnancy and childbirth.
We, at Shakuntala Hospital make sure that mother and child get top notch prenatal care to ensure labor and delivery is accomplished without complications and that intervention should be needed, is done quickly and safely. Post the delivery, our obstetricians focus on the health of the mother and child ensuring that both make a healthy transition into routine daily life. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers at Shakuntala hospital offers a comprehensive range of personalized high-risk obstetrical care and fetal diagnosis and treatment services for women who are referred to the center sites by their primary health care provider with special medical and obstetrical conditions.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Prenatal genetic conditions
Prior pregnancy loss
Nuchal Translucency Scan & Double Marker Test - between 11 to 14 weeks
Quadruple Marker Test between 15 to 20 weeks
Anomaly Scan at 18 to 20 weeks
Gynecology handles any ailment concerning the reproductive organs; uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, ovaries and vagina. A gynecologist may also treat related problems in the bowel, bladder and urinary system as these are closely related to female reproductive organs. Literally, outside medicine, it means "the science of women".
Infertility refers to not conceiving following one year (or more) of having unprotected sex. It occurs in about 15 % of the general population and is a complex problem requiring a multi- assembly solution. An overview of all things going wrong is necessary, which is where experience plays a major role. In Infertility any possibility bears a high probability which is why a systematic approach and thorough evaluation of both the partners is necessary.
At Shakuntala Women's Hospital, we believe in providing accurate and quick results. Our services include:
In the assessment of male and female infertility the history, family history, physical examination, and endocrine and gonadal utilitarian assessments are the most educational measures. In more than 33% of cases male infertility is credited to varicocele. In 40% of female infertility can be credited to ovulatory or cervical elements, uterotubal infection, endometriosis and other pelvic malady, or a blend of these components.
A sonography test utilises high- frequency sound waves to take pictures of your internal organs. Imaging tests can recognize variations from the norm and offer specialists some assistance to diagnosing conditions. "Transvaginal" signifies "through the vagina" thus, transvaginal ultrasound is a pelvic ultrasound utilized by specialists to look at female reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.)
When Is a Transvaginal Ultrasound Performed?
On Day 2/ Day 3 of the menstrual cycle in all female infertility patients.
Laparoscopic surgeries are related to infertility which not only diagnose but also treat the patient, in one sitting, thus enhancing her chances of conception.
At Shakuntala Hospital, we are a center for advanced laparoscopic surgeries and conduct Laparoscopic myomectomy & Laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), a type of artificial insemination, is a procedure for treating infertility. Sperms that have been washed and concentrated are placed directly in the uterus around the time the ovary releases an egg to be fertilized. Hoping that this procedure helps the sperm to swim into the fallopian tube and fertilize a waiting egg, resulting in a normal pregnancy. Depending on the causes for infertility, IUI is coordinated with the cycle on ovulation induction medicines with follicular monitoring with sonography.
Unexplained infertility : IUI is often performed as a first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications.
Endometriosis-related infertility : Like unexplained infertility, the combination of medications to obtain the best egg and IUI is the first treatment.
Mild male factor infertility (subfertility) : After the male semen analysis, one of the first steps in the medical assessment of infertility, may show below-average sperm concentration, weak movement (motility) of sperm, or abnormalities in sperm size and shape (morphology). IUI can overcome some of these problems because preparing sperm for the procedure helps separate the highly motile, normal sperm from those of lower quality. This works best if the sperm have only one abnormality, such as only a motility problem.
Cervical factor infertility : When the cervix is at the lower end of the uterus and provides the opening between the vagina and uterus. The mucus produced by the cervix around the time of ovulation is supposed to provide an ideal environment for sperm to travel from the vagina to the fallopian tubes. However, if the cervical mucus is too thick, it may impede the sperm's journey. IUI bypasses the cervix, depositing sperm directly into the uterus and thus increasing the number of sperm available to meet the awaiting egg.
Semen allergy : Rarely, women have an allergy to proteins in their partner's semen, so ejaculation into the vagina causes redness, burning and swelling where the semen has contacted the skin. A condom can protect from the symptoms, but it also prevents pregnancy. If the sensitivity is severe, IUI can be effective, since many of the semen proteins are removed before the sperm is inserted.
Cervical cancer is a Cervical cancer is a cancer that starts in the cervix - a hollow cylinder that connects the lower part of a woman’s uterus to her vagina. The cells on the surface of the cervix are the start point for most of the cervical cancers. Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of maternal death in India.