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Planning for Pregnancy

familyplanning-bannerIf you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception health and health care focus on things you can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. For some women have, getting their body ready for pregnancy takes a few months. For other women have, it might take longer. Whether this is your first baby, the following Steps are important to help you get ready for the healthiest pregnancy.

  • Make a Plan and Take Action

Whether or not you have written them down, you’re probably thought about your goals for having or not having child, & how to achieve those goals. For example, when you didn’t want to have a child, you used effective birth control methods to achieve your goals. Now that you’re thinking about getting pregnant, it’s really important to take steps to achieve your goal—getting pregnant and having a healthy baby.

Get started by using this checklist to help you set your goals for the year.

  • See Your Doctor

Before getting pregnant, talk to your doctor about your doctor about preconception health care. Doctor will want to discuss your health history and any medical conditions you currently have that could affect a pregnancy. Doctor also will discuss any previous pregnancy problems, medicines that you currently are taking, vaccinations that you might need, and steps you can take before pregnancy to prevent certain birth defects.

If your doctor has not talked with you about this type of care―ask about it! Take a list of talking points so you don’t forget anything!

Be sure to talk to your doctor about:

  • Medical Conditions

If you currently have any medical conditions, be sure they are under control and being treated. Some of these conditions include: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diabetes, thyroid disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), seizure disorders, high blood pressure, arthritis, eating disorders, and chronic diseases.

  • Lifestyle and Behaviors

Talk with your doctor or another health professional if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use “street” drugs; live in a stressful or abusive environment; or work with or live around toxic substances. Health care professionals can help you with counseling, treatment, and other support services.

  • Medications

If you are planning a pregnancy, you should discuss the need for any medication with your doctor before becoming pregnant and make sure you are taking only those medications that are necessary taking certain medicines during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. These include some prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary or herbal supplements.

Some vaccinations are recommended before you become pregnant, during pregnancy, or right after delivery. Having the right vaccinations at the right time can help keep you healthy and help keep your baby from getting very sick or having lifelong health problems.

Folic acid is a B vitamin. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body at least 1 month before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine.pregnancy-planning.jpg

  • Stop Drinking Alcohol, Smoking, and Using Street Drugs

Taking Smoking, drinking alcohol, and using street drugs can cause many problems during pregnancy for a woman and her baby, such as premature birth, birth defects, and infant death.

If you are trying to get pregnant and cannot stop drinking, smoking, or using drugs get help your doctor.

  • Avoid Toxic Substances and Environmental Contaminants

Avoid toxic substances and other environmental contaminants harmful materials at work or at home, such as synthetic chemicals, metals, fertilizer, bug spray, and cat or rodent feces. These substances can hurt the reproductive systems of men and women. They can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Exposure to even small amounts during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, or puberty can lead to diseases. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from toxic substances at work and at home.

  • Reach and Maintain a Healthy Weight

People who are overweight or obese have a higher risk for many serious conditions, including complications during pregnancy, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon).1 People who are underweight are also at risk for serious health problems.2

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.

If you are underweight, overweight, or obese, talk with your doctor about ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant.

  • Get Help for Violence

Violence can lead to injury and death among women at any stage of life, including during pregnancy.

If someone is violent toward you or you are violent toward your loved ones―get help. Violence destroys relationships and families.

  • Learn Your Family History

Collecting your family’s health history can be very important for your child’s health. You might not realize that your sister’s heart defect or your cousin’s sickle cell disease could affect your child, but sharing this family history information with your doctor.

Your doctor may refer you for genetic counselling, Based on your family history. Other reasons people go for genetic counselling include having had several miscarriages, infant deaths, or trouble getting pregnant –infertility, or birth defect or a genetic condition that occurred during a previous pregnancy.

  • Get Mentally Healthy

Mental health is how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. To be at your best, you need to feel good about your life and value yourself. Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad, or stressed sometimes. However, if these feelings do not go away and they interfere with your daily life, get help. Talk with your doctor or another health professional about your feelings and treatment options.

Once you are pregnant, be sure to keep up all of your new healthy habits and see your doctor regularly throughout pregnancy for prenatal care. Have a Healthy Pregnancy!

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What Causes Round Ligament Pain during Pregnancy and How to Get Relief What Causes Round

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You will probably get to see that beautiful bump in your second trimester! And while you are in the midst of all the love and care and people doting over you, your ligaments and joints are bearing the weight of your pregnancy. The bump exerts on the joints and ligaments, leading to joint pains, back pain, and much more.

Round ligament pain is one such problem, which you are likely to face as your pregnancy progresses. Ami Maternity hospital helps you learn about the pain, and how you can manage the pain and discomfort.

What Is Round Ligament Pain?

Round ligament pain is a crampy or sharp pain felt on one or both sides of the lower belly or groin region.

You may usually feel this pain when you are changing positions such as getting up or lying down, laughing, coughing, or sneezing. The pain lasts for several hours and is common in the second trimester as the weight of the baby will be significant enough to pull and stretch the round ligaments. You do not experience the pain until then as the uterus remains in its standard size up to the eighth week.

The reasons for the pain result from the growing uterus, but they are not as simple as that.

What Causes Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy?

Though round ligament pain is common during pregnancy, you must know why that occurs:

The round ligament supports and surrounds the uterus. As your baby grows, the supporting ligaments stretch and thin out to support the baby’s increasing weight. These changes cause throbbing pain or a dull ache in the lower abdomen.

The blood volume increases during pregnancy so as to nurture the growing baby. The increasing blood flow is another cause for pain.

Excessive stress on your body while walking or doing any exercises also causes a dull pain.

But among the myriad pains that your body will have during pregnancy, how can you identify the round ligament pain?

Symptoms of Round Ligament Pain:

  • The pain is uncomfortable and is accompanied by these symptoms:
  • Experiencing more than four contractions an hour, or sometimes a never-ending contraction
  • Extreme pain in the lower back, or increasing pressure in the pelvic region
  • Spotting or bleeding and abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating
  • Fever, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting
  • Difficulty when walking
  • If you are having a few or all of these symptoms, then it indicates a ligament pain, and you need to act on it.

When to Call the Health Care Provider?

Mild ligament pain can be managed at home. But in some situations you will need immediate medical assistance:

In normal cases, the pain remains only for a few seconds and goes away if you take proper rest. But if the pain persists (more than a few minutes) or is increasing and becoming severe, you should consult a doctor immediately.

If the pain persists even for a few seconds, but every day, you must talk to your doctor.

Treatment for Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy:

  • If your pain is severe or persists for a long time, your doctor may recommend acetominophen (Tylenol).
  • He would advise you to alter your daily activity plan and avoid activities or positions which can worsen the pain.
  • Treatment is given for severe or chronic pain. Along with it, you need to take a few measures at home.

How to Relieve Round Ligament Pain?

If you have been diagnosed with a round ligament pain, try to stay calm and relax whenever the pain strikes.

You could try the following to get some relief:

Avoid sudden movements: Move slowly when switching positions (from sitting or lying) which may otherwise lead to stretching, causing pain. Moving slowly will make your muscles and ligaments adapt and support the position changes.

  • Exercise: Do mild exercises regularly to keep your tummy muscles active. Stretching exercises as well as and prenatal yoga would help. However, you cannot exercise when the pain is on.
  • Flex your hip: Flex your hips when you are about to laugh, cough, or sneeze to avoid ligament pull.
  • Use warm compress: Use a hot water bath or heating pad to help relieve the pain. Avoid too much heat as it can harm the baby. You can also relax in a warm water bath.

Exercises For Round Ligament Pain:

As mentioned above, you should indulge in regular exercises to relieve the pain and discomfort. Here we have given a few exercises that you may try:

  1. Gentle Stretches:

Keep both your knees and hands on the floor and lower your head towards them. Stretch your back in the opposite direction, which would stretch the muscles. You will get relief when you stretch the back and abdominal muscles.

  1. Pelvic Rock:

While you are still in the above position, perform this exercise. Raise your lower back by tightening the abdominal muscles. Let your head hang down loosely, and remain in this pose for five seconds. Repeat.

  1. Pelvic Tilt:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat. Now breathe in deeply and tighten your abdominal muscles. While still holding your breath and abdominal muscles, push your back more towards the floor. Remain in this position for five counts and exhale.

Can You Prevent Round Ligament Pain In Pregnancy?

It is not easy to avoid this pain, but you can ease it. It is important for you to know the triggers for the discomfort. However, remember that the pain will go away in the third trimester.

Can You Wear Maternity Belt For Round Ligament Pain?

Yes, a maternity belt supports the bump, and relieves the pain. However, it cannot cure the underlying conditions for the pain. You can choose to buy the belt that has a single strap, which is secured with hooks or Velcro, and good for the first and second trimesters. Also, larger and wider belts with more back support secured in front by Velcro and adjustable straps are good to use during the third trimester.

Whichever belt you choose, use it for a limited number of hours instead of a complete day. You should also check with your doctor before getting one.

Round ligament pain can be severe, but as long as it is occasional and you are not facing any other problem along with the abdominal pain, you don’t have to worry.

 

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service by Ami Hospital Vadodara

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Our aim is to provide care and support, within a sensitive and confident environment, for women who are experiencing problems in early pregnancy that do not require urgent management.

We provide

The dedicated Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) provides a consultant-led service with ultrasound support.

Referral criteria

Women in the first trimester who have had a positive pregnancy test and one or more of the following:

  • abdominal/pelvic pain
  • vaginal bleeding
  • previous ectopic pregnancy
  • previous tubal surgery
  • two or more previous miscarriages
  • IUCD in-situ

Contacts for referral: Call us at 0265 – 699 – 9007   , Email Us info@amihospital.org

Website: http://www.amihospital.org

Fertility MOT

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Need a clinic in Vadodara which offers fertility testing?

At Ami Hospital Vadodara We offer Fertility MOT – a way for you to monitor your fertility levels and predict your chances of successful pregnancies in future. Simply call us and refer yourself.

Our Fertility MOT test is designed to show you how fertile you are, and highlight in advance any problems which could make it difficult to conceive naturally. You may not be planning to have children now, but the test will enable you to see if there’s a chance you’ll need fertility treatment or not in future.

It can help you decide how long to delay having a family, and if you know you’ll need help conceiving, you will at least be prepared. If you know you will need help in future, perhaps the test shows your partner has a low sperm count or you have ovulation problems, you may decide to have your family earlier in life to maximise your chances of success.

Fertility MOT involves a series of simple yet thorough tests for both you and your partner. These include ovarian reserve and hormone level tests, pelvic ultrasound scans and semen analysis, carried out by our experienced senior nurses and consultants.

Most couples who undergo a Fertility MOT test have completed it within one menstrual cycle. A full written report and consultation is given to all couples once tests have been completed, with full explanation of the implications of the results. Testing can be done as a couple or individually.

Your Steps to Parenthood

1406-wont-sleep-baby_bannerTrying to have a baby?

You are not alone. Up to 1 in 6 couples around the world experience difficulties in conceiving.

Modern treatments are simple and very effective.

The vast majority of couples will achieve a pregnancy at some stage throughout the treatment pathway.

Your step-by-step guide to assisted conception: By Ami Hospital Vadodara

You should speak to your doctor if you are trying to conceive and know you have any of the following medical problems:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • A history of mumps after puberty in the male partner
  • Irregular periods (cycle shorter than 21 days or longer that 35 days), absent periods or irregular bleeding between menses
  • History of pelvic inflammatory disease
  • History of pelvic surgery
  • Serious lower abdominal pain at the time of your menstrual bleeding
  • History of cancer or gonadotoxic therapy

Ami Hospital: Modern Maternity Care in Vadodara

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Ami Hospital Vadodara to develop recommended strategies to achieve a coordinated system of maternal and newborn services that will provide equitable access to timely, high quality, evidence-based, family-centred care for all pregnant women and newborns in Vadodara. Maternity Home Vadodara rolled-out standardized levels of care definitions and their implementation represents a significant accomplishment and ground-breaking innovation in improving the system of maternal-newborn care in the province.

Infertility counselling at Ami Hospital Vadodara

Infertility counselling to be a key element in the provision of infertility services for all patients. We are sensitive to the emotions experienced by the infertile couple and the stress of the treatment itself. Infertility counselling is available to patients at any time.
Implications counselling
Implications counselling provides an emotionally safe place in which to explore what treatment will involve and the lasting implications for you and those close to you. If you are using donated gametes (e.g. donor sperm, eggs or embryos) implications counselling is routine before you start treatment.
Support counselling
Support counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore your feelings, coping strategies and relationship issues (with partners, family, friends and colleagues). You might find that you need support at different stages of treatment, therefore support counselling can be undertaken before, during and after treatment.
Therapeutic counselling
Therapeutic counselling is provided to assist you in acceptance of your situation as well as providing, where required, longer-term support if you find Infertility treatment distressing and in helping accept the consequences of ending treatment and to move on to other options.
For more information on infertility counselling at Ami Hospital Vadodara, please contact: http://www.amihospital.org

Bookings & care options During Pregnancy

I’m pregnant. Where do I go now?

If you suspect you are pregnant or you have had a positive result from an over-the-counter pregnancy test, the first thing to do is go to your local GP to confirm the pregnancy and have a check-up.

(If the pregnancy is unplanned and you are unsure what you will do, you can refer to our unplanned pregnancy health information to help you with your decision-making.)

Most pregnant women have uncomplicated (low-risk) pregnancies, meaning there is little risk that there will be any health problems for the woman or the baby because of pregnancy or birth. A small number of pregnant women are considered to have complicated (high-risk) pregnancies, meaning that there is a risk that their health might be affected by the pregnancy or that their baby will be born too early.

Can I go to the Women’s to give birth?

Because most pregnancies and births are uncomplicated, it is recommended you go to your local maternity hospital for your pregnancy care and the birth of your baby.

Where you live determines which hospital is your local maternity hospital. In general, this means the hospital that is closest to where you live are your local maternity hospital.

If you are high-risk or something changes during your pregnancy to affect your health or the health of your baby (which happens in a small number of pregnancies), your care will be transferred to one of Vadodara’s Ami Hospital for Women.

Making sure that women with uncomplicated pregnancies are cared for in local maternity hospitals means that the Ami hospital is able to care for women who have more complicated pregnancies or suddenly require emergency care, labour or birth in Vadodara.

Ami Hospital maternity system is designed to make sure that all women get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Ami Hospital provides pregnancy care for:

All women who live in our local area and Women from across Gujarat who require tertiary care

If you do not live in the Women’s local area, you cannot book into the Women’s for your pregnancy care or the birth of your baby unless your pregnancy is considered to be high risk or have complications.

At the Ami Hospital Booking for maternity care, your midwife or doctor needs to record a large amount of information and discuss a wide range of issues with you, including:

  • When your baby is due
  • Information that may affect your pregnancy
  • An assessment of your health and your baby’s health, and whether you are likely to have a straightforward pregnancy or whether you have more complex and diverse pregnancy needs.

This is your opportunity to ask lots of questions. You will also be given information on the types of pregnancy care available to you. Refer to Pregnancy care options below for more information about pregnancy care at the Ami hospital for Women.

In hospital-based care, your care is provided by midwives and/or doctors at the Women’s. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated, you will typically have three key visits with a doctor: at your first Pregnancy Booking Clinic appointment, at 36 weeks and at 41 weeks. You will have more visits with the doctor if you need them.

 

Fertility testing at Ami Hospital vadodara

Fertility testing usually involves blood tests (to measure for important hormones) and ultrasound.

Blood tests

Blood tests check for the following:

follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This is the hormone that stimulates the fertile growth of the follicle containing the egg. If you are not having periods at all (amenorrhoea) it may be because this hormone is very low.

luteinising hormone (LH). This hormone stimulates the rapid growth of the follicle that contains the fertile egg just before ovulation.  It may be normal or elevated in women with irregular or no periods; normal or low in women with no periods; and profoundly low in women who have lost so much weight as to place their health at risk.

prolactin (PRL). This hormone is normally elevated during pregnancy as it plays an important role in the preparation and establishment of breastfeeding. It may be raised in women who are not pregnant but whose periods have ceased or become very infrequent. This may be due to a small tumour in the pituitary gland or the use of particular medications.

thyrotrophin (TSH). The level of this hormone should be checked to see if the thyroid gland is underactive, which be linked with irregular periods.

androgens. Women with ovulation problems or who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have elevated androgen levels.

Vaginal ultrasound

An ultrasound gives good immediate information about the ovary. On ultrasound, the ovaries can be seen and measured. This helps the medical staff to know whether to proceed with fertility drugs or, if oestrogen levels are very low, with fertility injections.

An ultrasound may allow your doctor to see and evaluate simple cysts that might interfere with fertility drug treatments.

Diagnostic laparoscopy

A diagnostic laparoscopy (keyhole investigation) may be recommended but only if you have period pain, significant discomfort during penetrative sex, a history of recurrent pelvic infection, or you have had an ultrasound that suggests a pelvic problem.

A sperm sample should also be tested, to discount a fertility issue in the man.

Clinical Quality: Labour and Delivery

Research Hospital Ratings, Talk to Your Doctor
All hospitals strive to offer great medical care — but some do a better job than others. Use Health grades to research hospital performance and talk to your doctor about what’s right for you.
What Is C-Section Delivery?
C-section delivery refers to the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. These ratings are based on complication outcomes for live-born single, twins or triplets delivered via C-section and the mother’s care during the hospital stay.
What Is Vaginal Delivery?
Vaginal delivery refers to the delivery of a baby through the vaginal canal. These ratings are based on complication outcomes for live-born single or twins delivered via vaginal delivery and the mother’s care during the hospital stay.

To know more click : http://www.amihospital.org

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