Our Obstetric Services
Quality Obstetric care starts with developing a relationship based on trust and understanding of your personal circumstances, to give you the best possible antenatal, labour, postpartum and delivery care for you and your baby. Below is a list of our General Obstetrics Services. We also offer a range of High-Risk Obstetrics services here
- Pre-Pregnancy Counselling
- Antenatal care
- Labour & normal vaginal delivery
- Vaginal Birth Following One or Two Caesareans
- Ventouse (vacuum)
- Caesarean Section
- Lactation Support
- Postnatal care
- Pre-existing Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
- Diabetes in Pregnancy
- Travel and Pregnancy
- Management of Early Pregnancy Problems like Miscarriage & Hyperemesis
- Financial Information
How we work with you
We want you to see us early, preferably at 6 to 8 weeks, so we can get to know you and begin your obstetric care with a full understanding of your personal circumstances and medical needs – but late comers are always welcome.
We are with you from preconception to birth and beyond. The single most important aspect of excellent Obstetrics is continuity of care, with all care provided by Dr. Winder and his team. Most importantly, we provide the advice you need to make decisions in the interest of the health and well-being of you and your baby.
We speak with you and your partner to understand your family, medical history, and your wishes, to tailor our care to your circumstances. We provide a pregnancy plan, including a schedule of visits throughout your pregnancy so you know exactly what is happening and when. We arrange necessary tests and screening, including the Harmony Test® (non-invasive prenatal test), and formal ultrasounds. We advise and organise any additional tests or care for high-risk pregnancies. We create a labour and birth plan and help deliver your baby with the best care and support possible.
Our Recommended Antenatal Schedule
- Preconception: Insure your immunisations and Cervical Screening Test formerly called Pap smear are up to date. Start taking folate supplement 3 months prior to conception.
- 6 to 8 weeks: First consultation to get to know you and organise any relevant tests.
- 10 weeks: Confirm pregnancy dates and arrange combined first trimester screening and/or non-invasive prenatal test.
- 17 weeks: Arrange Morphology Ultrasound at 19-20 weeks. This ultrasound looks at your your baby’s anatomy in detail.
- Regular schedule: of visits for blood pressure, fetal heart assessment and any other tests required.
Ideally, all pregnant women should be seen by their Obstetrician BEFORE 10 weeks. I take a thorough medical and family history. The first consultation is a long one as all relevant information for the pregnancy is gathered and investigations organised. At the initial consultation I provide a complimentary dating ultrasound. TWO external formal ultrasounds are recommended during pregnancy: one at 12 weeks, the “Nuchal” or first trimester screen and the 18-20 week “Morphology” ultrasound to assess babies anatomy in detail. Unlike many other obstetricians I perform growth scans (not just fetal heart rate) at every consultation and 3-D imaging of your babies face after 24 weeks.
Your antenatal schedule is critical in the health and wellbeing of you and your baby. We want to be open and honest, even frank, with our advice, because we believe in helping people make informed decisions when it comes to having a baby.
Total Pregnancy Care
We understand that while thinking about your precious baby is exciting, it can also be stressful, and with all the information available, a little overwhelming. We welcome questions. The more, the better. We want you to have the best information for your circumstances and needs.
Total Pregnancy Care
We understand that while thinking about your precious baby is exciting. It can also be stressful, and with all the information available, a little overwhelming. We welcome questions. The more, the better. We want you to have the best information for your circumstances and needs.