As Obstetricians, we are experienced in providing the best possible care for you and baby throughout your pregnancy and delivery. The practice of obstetrics gives us at SunLife the privilege to be a part of one of the most significant events in a woman's life and our experience ensures that this experience has the best results.
Our obstetrics team is also adept at managing difficult or high-risk pregnancies with the help of a perinatologist. We offer the best care for mothers who have health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, cervical incompetence or are at an advanced maternal age.
Obstetrical Ultrasounds essentially serve to examine the fetus using real time scans. Ultrasounds can provide important information about the fetusâ€™ health and wellbeing, so doctors can take the necessary precautions and the mother can find out information she would not otherwise be able to tell.
The ultrasound can provide information about the fetus such as,
- Number of fetuses
- Rate of growth
- Heart rate and fetal movements
- Birth defects in the fetus' spine, head, chest, limbs and heart
- Down's Syndrome
Types of delivery
Our doctors at SunLife perform three types of delivery:
- Vaginal delivery
- Cesarean Section or C-Section the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. This procedure is usually used when vaginal is not safe, or not possible. In certain circumstances, a C-section is scheduled in advance. In others, it's done in response to an unforeseen complication.
- Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) This procedure describes vaginal birth after a woman has had a C-Section. The medical community had for many years believed that once a woman had given birth through a C-section, any additional babies had to also be delivered by C-section. Safe and successful vaginal deliveries are possible after a C-section, giving the mother the choice to do so after obstetricians determine whether she is a good candidate.
Whenever possible, we highly encourage normal vaginal delivery, but when a C-Section is the only option, our experienced doctors will ensure that the process is done safely.