As medical science advances, women with medical disorders are able to experience the joy of childbirth. Obstetric medicine deals with medical disorders in pregnancy.
These include pre-existing medical problems and problems arising during pregnancy like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Medical disorders contribute significantly to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Hence, it is vital and logical that there has to be a specialised team dedicated only for this group of women. We started the department of Obstetric Medicine in the year 2003, spearheaded by Dr Tarakeswari (obstetrician) and Prerna anaesthesia and critical care team. The void of a 24x7 physician was filled by Dr Hema Malini in 2007. And from there on, there was no looking back. We have five physicians, 6 obstetric consultants and 3 anaesthesia consultants successfully running training programmes such as “Fellowship in obstetric medicine” “Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine” and “Fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia” in their respective departments. At Unit 2 – Hyderguda we are fully geared to take care of these women during this critical time. The obstetric, physician and anaesthesia teams work hand in hand to ensure well-being of the mother and her baby. This is also backed by the infrastructure facilities like Obstetric ICU and High Dependency Unit.
The journey of pregnancy and childbirth is special for women with medical disorders. We consider it our privilege in holding hands of these mothers when they go through this journey. And we, at Fernandez Hospital, being the torch-bearers of this branch of medicine in India, wish to have more such units in India, that can take care of women with medical disorders in pregnancy so that morbidity and mortality in India can match that of the western world.