Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The UGMC Women and Children Block provides general and specialized world-class service in obstetrics/gynaecology and paediatrics.
The UGMC Women and Children Block
The UGMC Women and Children Block provides general and specialized world-class service in obstetrics/gynecology and paediatrics. These include, prenatal (antenatal care) care, labour and delivery, postnatal care, neonatal intensive care, paediatric intensive care and general paediatric care. Our personalised services are provided by a well-motivated and skilled human resource who are ready to offer you expert and compassionate care in a customer-friendly and serene environment.
Our friendly gynaecologists handle medical conditions affecting the female reproduction system with the dual goals of prevention and treatment. Some of these conditions include the following:
Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
Infrequent menstrual periods (oligomenorrhea)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.)
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (STI’s and STD’s)
Menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and osteoporosis
Cancer screening (Cervical , ovarian , breast)
Well Woman check-up
Urinary incontinence in women
Obstetrics unit (UGMC Mum and Baby Unit)
The birth of your baby will forever remain one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. Even though most pregnancies actually proceed smoothly, our dedicated obstetricians are always available to take care of you during your pregnancy (antenatal), childbirth (delivery) and after birth (postpartum period) to assure a safe delivery for both mother and baby. Our obstetricians will monitor your health as well as that of your baby, including prenatal diagnostic care and advanced imaging services during your pregnancy. Our experts will also check for health conditions that can cause problems during your pregnancy or affect your babies' health, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, and genetic disorders. They will also advise you about your diet, exercise, medications, and how to stay healthy during your pregnancy. Our obstetricians will again help you to cope with morning sickness, back and leg pain, heartburn, and other common pregnancy complaints and further explain what will happen during labor and delivery to you -thereby demystifying the entire pregnancy experience to you and your loved ones.
Antenatal Care unit
Our antenatal care unit is focused on screening you for various complications that may arise during your pregnancy. This include routine visits for physical exams and routine but critical laboratory checks.
Postnatal care unit
Postnatal care offers our Obstetricians the opportunity to check the general condition of the patient after delivery as well as check the dressing and healing of the woman if a caesarean- section (surgery) was performed. Post-natal care also affords our obstetricians the opportunity to follow up with the newly born babies (neonates) to verify whether they are healthy or not. You will also receive breast-feeding support from experienced midwives or lactation consultants if necessary. The unit also offers Immunization and Family Planning Services.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
This Unit provides critical care for very ill or premature newly born babies. The Centre has incubators and ventilators readily available to provide such services when the need arises. Our pediatricians, nurses, medical officers, pharmacist and dietitians work together to ensure that our NICU is running in tip-top condition.
The Paediatric unit attends to the medical needs of minors usually under eighteen (18). Currently our Paediatric clinic operates from the main OPD and we offer consultation to newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and adolescents. We have expertise in the management of a myriad of diseases that occur in persons within the above age groups. After thorough assessment, a referral is given to seek further care with other specialties when necessary. The Unit boasts of a wall fenced recreational grounds to enhance and speed recuperation of sick children.
The UGMC perinatal education team is always ready to prepare you for one of the most extraordinary transitions of life by providing you with the requisite information and education you need to help you and your family to prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy. When you attend our perintal classes you will learn about the following:
• Pregnancy and preparation for labour
• Pre- Pregnancy care
• Preparation for young or new mothers
• Preparation for caesarean delivery
• Post-caesarian delivery care
• Preparing your spouse to be part of the labour experience
• Multiple pregnancy
• Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
• Infant safety
• Preparing siblings for the arrival of a new baby
Register for the UGMC Perinatal School here
Making an appointment
You are strongly encouraged to make an initial appointment with us as soon as you realize you are pregnant and preferably within the first 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Nonetheless, please feel free to make an appointment with us anytime.
Your first appointment will consist of your thorough medical history, risk assessment and an educational session with specially trained midwives and obstetrician/gynaecologist. This initial visit will be followed by the necessary follow-up appointments and laboratory tests which are necessary to ensure that you have a smooth pregnancy and delivery.