Fetal Medicine
Antenatal care and counceling

Antenatal care is very critical for all pregnant women and their partners, first-timers and others alike. At Kangaroo Care, we ensure to provide the best of information based on evidence bundled with lots of care. Mums-to-be, we know you’re carrying your dream in your womb. We’re here to make your dream come true.

Our antenatal programme covers the following and more:

At the time of booking/applying:

  • Lifestyle advise, food hygiene, safe pregnancy eating etc.
  • Advice on avoiding alcohol and all other drugs.
  • Medication advise which includes the study of the safety of any current medication and avoiding any and all types of over-the-counter/unprescribed medication.

Information during the first stages of the pregnancy:

  • Baby’s development.
  • The importance of these classes
  • Written data about antenatal care in the form of books, booklets, etc.
  • Workout advice
  • Information regarding the options of delivery methods and the choice of place
  • Understanding that there may be possibilities of antenatal depression and dealing with it correctly if symptoms are present.
  • Information regarding breastfeeding

Just before 36 weeks, we offer:

  • Preparing for labor and delivery
  • Information about baby care
  • Reiterating information regarding breastfeeding
  • Information regarding routine postnatal procedures like infant screening, etc.
  • Information on postnatal self-care and postnatal depression

At 38 weeks, we offer:

  • Information about prolonged pregnancy

What is high-risk pregnancy ?
Your pregnancy is a high risk one if you or your baby has a health problem or even a possibility of it. Many factors contribute to a high-risk pregnancy, but the term doesn’t necessarily mean that it is scary. It's how doctors ensure that you give it special attention. The points mentioned below state that there may be a higher possibility for problems like slow growth of your baby, preterm labor, issues with the placenta, and preeclampsia. However, it is elementary to remember that a high-risk pregnancy doesn't mean that you and/or your baby will certainly have problems. It may be nothing at all too.

On that note, generally, your pregnancy may be a high-risk one if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart problems
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Asthma
  • Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis

A high risk pregnancy can also be because you are/had:

  • Under 17 or over 35 years old
  • Pregnant with more than one baby
  • 3 or more miscarriages or abortions
  • Infected with HIV, hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus, chickenpox, etc.
  • Using lithium, phenytoin, valproic acid, carbamazepine, etc. as medication

Some other issues can be:

  • Your baby has a genetic condition such as Down syndrome
  • Developmental Defect in the heart, lung, or kidney of the baby
  • You had a previous pregnancy issue such as preterm labor, preeclampsia or seizures, and previously had a baby with a genetic problem.
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