Private obstetricians providing services to women in St Albans
Here at MyOBG we have a team of female obstetricians providing skilful and considerate care. Many of us are mothers ourselves,so we understand the intimate nature of our practice. We have private obstetricians in St Albans from many cultures who speak many languages, so can deliver information and provide attention that you are happy with. We provide dedicated treatments for all facets of pregnancy and childbirth, and any postnatal care required throughout Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, Tarneit, Werribee, Sunshine, Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook.
Private obstetricians throughout pregnancy at MyOBG in St Albans
From routine examinations to the treatment of any complications that may arise, MyOBG will provide a highly skilled and trained female obstetrician in St Albans who will offer you the best possible care. She will perform regular checks on the progress and development of your baby, while monitoring its health as well as yours.
Your first visit to us will allow us to get to know one another. You will want to be as comfortable as possible with your healthcare provider, and we want to know as much about you as we can, to provide the right care for you. You can ask any questions, meet the staff and get acquainted with our facilities. We will ask you for some medical history to tailor our care just for you.
We will inquire about:
- Your height and weight
- Your blood pressure
- Any birth control measures
- Any medical and or psychological problems
- Allergies to any medications
- Medications you are currently taking
- The date you last menstruated
- Any previous abortions or miscarriages
- Your family medical history
From here we can plan your future care and may request additional blood tests. Our private obstetricians in St Albans highly trained and fully equipped to treat high-risk patients and provide the best diagnostic approach to any unforeseen complications.
Circumstances regarded as high-risk:
- Mother is over 35
- Multiple births
- Chronic health conditions
- A history of miscarriage, premature labour or caesarean delivery
Helpful advice from a female obstetrician in St Albans
At MyOBG, our specialists will advise you on everything you need to know about the birthing process and what to expect afterwards. Our obstetricians can also talk you through staying healthy during your pregnancy taking into account diet, exercise, lifestyle and any medications. Each pregnancy is different, and we will discuss the best options for you. We have a friendly, highly qualified team of female obstetricians in St Albans waiting to guide you through this journey.
Screening methods during pregnancy
The health and wellbeing of you and your baby is our priority, and to ensure optimal care, we have screening methods in place such as:
- First and second trimester ultrasounds
- Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS)
- Diagnostic tests
- Genetic testing
Three types of ultrasound are performed, each scanning for different things.
- A dating scan performed to confirm heartbeat and due dates
- Nuchal translucency scan, examining the possibility of any chromosomal abnormality by checking for a collection of fluid behind the baby’s neck
- Anomaly scan, a detailed examination of your baby’s body, the umbilical cord, placenta uterus, cervix and the amniotic fluid
More ultrasounds may need to be performed if there are any complications.
Several blood tests will be offered so our obstetricians in St Albans can check for any complications that may arise during your pregnancy. We will test:
- Blood group, in the case of an infusion we need to know your blood type
- Anaemia, low iron is common during pregnancy
- Full blood profile
- Infection tests, looking for hepatitis, syphilis, HIV or anything else that may affect your pregnancy
- Antibody screening
- Thyroid function
The results of these tests will be immediately shared with you and your birthing plan can be altered accordingly if necessary.
Different birthing methods in St Albans
Your private obstetrician alongside your midwife will ensure the safe arrival of your baby. While we aim for a vaginal birth that begins spontaneously, each delivery is different and any change in circumstance or complication can be managed expertly by our staff. Our team of female obstetricians in St Albans are well equipped to perform:
- Caesarean sections
- Breech births
- Transverse births
- Vacuum or forceps assisted delivery
- Twins and multiple births
Our obstetricians in St Albans keep up with modern technology and utilise innovative methods while always ensuring your comfort, health and safety. Delivering a healthy baby is our focus and we understand there are many paths to that result. At MyOBG our private obstetricians can adapt birth plans to suit the needs of you and your baby.
Labour and delivery can be tough for both mother and baby, we will keep you as safe and comfortable as possible and we will monitor the baby throughout labour and delivery. Listening to the heartbeat helps to measure the distress levels of your baby and to make sure they are receiving enough oxygen.
Postnatal care in St Albans
We encourage skin to skin contact as it triggers the breastfeeding reflex andhelps strengthen bonds. So long as there are no complications immediately after the birth,we will place your baby in your arms or on your abdomen.
A postnatal stay is generally three days after the delivery, but you will not be discharged until you are ready. During this stay you will have:
- Daily visits from your private obstetrician in St Albans
- Breastfeeding advice and aid from a lactation consultant
- Physiotherapy and recovery exercises
Following your stay,24-hour support is always available at the hospital or over the phone.
We promise to provide the best possible care as we take part in your wonderful journey. It is also important to us to empower women to make their own informed decisions concerning their health and the health of their child. Our knowledgeable group of obstetricians in St Albans are ready to guide you and your family through this, while providing all the care you need under one roof.
Get in touch with MyOBG if you’re looking for a compassionate, qualified, female obstetrician in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, Tarneit, Werribee, Sunshine, Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook.