Pregnancy & Delivery

Expecting a baby? We are your one stop destination for safe child birth.

Barbara Katz Rothman said "Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers: strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength".

Shubham Hospital recognizes that childbirth is one of life's major events, sometimes complicated, but mostly a natural process involving intense emotions and physical experiences; an event which profoundly changes people's lives and which can and should be, very fulfilling for both the mother and father. We therefore place emphasis on safety and quality as well as providing a premier service to ensure that your birthing experience is memorable.

At Shubham Hospital we provide care for you right from conception to delivery. During pregnancy we offer antenatal care, ultrasound services for monitoring the health of your unborn baby (fetus) and a full range of laboratory services.We also offer dietcian advice and physiotherapy consultation . We believe that information empowers pregnant women to handle their pregnancies without fear and anxiety. We have a fully equipped labour room with sonography machine and fetal monitoring facilities. As a team we are committed to achieving normal deliveries. To this end we are backed by an excellent infrastructure and round the clock qualified trained staff. We audit our cesarean section rates at meetings and are constantly endeavoring to reduce cesarean sections. All through pregnancy we as a team are constantly motivating and counseling you to prepare for a normal delivery. We encourage husbands (or any one family member) to be present at the time of delivery. Scientific evidence has proven that this increases the chances of having a normal delivery. We are proud to say that the normal delivery rate in first time pregnancies (primigravidas) is as high at Shubham Hospital.

Uniquely we also attempt vaginal births after cesarean section(VBAC). This facility of trying for a normal delivery after a cesarean section is offered by very few hospitals. Uniquely we have on –site Anesthetists to provide painless labor / epidural services on demand. All deliveries are attended by neonatologists (pediatricians who are newborn specialists) which makes it possible for immediate examination and resuscitation if needed of the new born baby. Couple these facilities with the level of care provided by a team of highly motivated staff and Obstetrician , you will be reassured by our commitment to ensure your journey into motherhood will be an exciting, safe and comfortable experience.

High Risk Pregnancy

Make your special time safe with us.
When the health or life of the mother or her fetus is threatened, such pregnancy is referred to as a high-risk pregnancy. Generally, regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy and delivery without complications in most cases. However, some women are at an increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons. Management of a high risk pregnancy needs a combination of excellent infrastructure and a dedicated, obstetrician, staff, anaesthetists and neonatologists. Shubham Hospital has all these facilities and has established an excellent track record for managing all varieties of high risk pregnancies.

Specific factors that might contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include and have been successfully managed at Shubham Hospital are:
• Age: Women who are 35 and older are likely to have greater risks during their pregnancy.
• Medical history. A prior C-section, low birth weight baby or birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy might increase the risks for subsequent pregnancies.
• Genetic Conditions: A fetal genetic condition, a family history of genetic conditions, a history of pregnancy loss or the death of a baby shortly after birth are all cases of high-risk pregnancy.
• Underlying conditions. Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, anemia, an infection or an underlying mental health condition also increase pregnancy risks.
• Pregnancy complications. There may be various complications in pregnancy, such as problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta, severe morning sickness that continues past the first trimester, poor fetal growth, and too much or too less amniotic fluid. All these conditions can put a pregnancy at risk. Another problematic condition is rhesus sensitization that occurs when the mother’s blood group is Rh negative and the baby's blood group is Rh positive.
• Multiple pregnancy. Pregnancy risks are higher for women expecting twins or higher order multiples.

Not only do we have an excellent in-house team of dedicated professionals but we are backed by state of art infrastructure in the form of: Emergency Obstetric Theatre: In the Labor Ward, there is an emergency Obstetric Theatre in case an emergency caesarean section is needed. The Theatre teams are on-site and on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Following a Caesarean section, the nurse conduct observations every 15 minutes for the first two hours, every hour for the next two hours and then every four hours. The Consultant Anesthetist also remains in the recovery room until they are satisfied with the mother's recovery progress.


Antenatal care means how your health, and the health of your baby is monitored before your baby’s delivery.Once you realize or suspect your pregnancy, you should make an appointment with your Doctor to discuss your antenatal care. A sample of your urine is tested to confirm your pregnancy. Though, you may not need another pregnancy test if you have a positive result from a home test.

“Pregnancy is a gift from God and is an unparalleled privilege, for in pregnancy we cooperate with Him in the creation of a new human life with a human soul that will live forever” Congratulations mamma-to-be for being pregnant, you are now going to have the most joyous experience a woman can have. Also remember to take good prenatal care during this precious time to have a healthy baby. So brace yourself for the bundle of joy coming your way. For a start, the most important thing you

During pregnancy, your body will undergo some amazing changes from one week to the next. Don’t stress or be over anxious; try to “go with the flow” and just look after yourself as best as you can. The average normal human pregnancy lasts for 283 days, or 40 weeks 3 days.

The first of the pregnancy stages, or the first trimester is very important to both you and the baby which is growing and developing inside you and will require many adjustments to your life style. This is the phase your body is preparing itself for the next nine months. Lots of hormonal changes are taking place inside you. You may feel extremely tired the first 2 months of pregnancy. Don’t be shy about it and take every opportunity to rest. Your baby will develop from just a few cells, the size of a pin head to about 7cm in this trimester. Most of the baby’s organs are well developed by the end of this trimester. It can move arms and legs independently and also its head from side to side.

By this time, most women are no longer suffering from sickness and overwhelming fatique brought on by the hormonal changes. This is the best stage at which you feel overall healthier and look good with definite change in body shape. . From 16-18 weeks you will the feel first fluttery movements of your baby. Around 19 week, a greasy white substance called vernix caseoa is produced. It is a covering that protects the delicate fetal skin from the amniotic fluid. By the end of this trimester, baby weighs approx. 25 percent of its birth weight.

During this time you will continue to put on weight and will continue to do so until about your 36th or 37th week. The reason is that baby will also put on three quarters of its weight during this period. Your belly may affect your balance, and lead you to have back aches. Swelling and shortness of breath are to be the common complaints as the pregnancy progresses full term. Adequate rest and easy exercises should be the important part of your pregnancy. Your baby’s movements will be assuring factor of its well being. Each baby has different movement pattern; if you feel any change in frequency or intensity must bring it to the notice of your doctor. During 37-39 weeks, your baby’s nervous system is maturing, ready for birth. His lungs secrete a soapy fluid, which keeps them open, ready for breathing. The layer of fat under the skin is developing to maintain body temperature outside womb. By week 36, start getting organized and prepared for labor.

Good nutrition during pregnancy, and enough of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. You should consume about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant.
• Eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients;
• Breads and grains 6-11 servings
• Fruits 2-4 servings
• Dairy products 4 servings
• Protein Products 3 servings
• Use fats and sweets in moderation
• Choose foods high in fiber that are enriched such as wholegrain breads, cereals, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables.
• Eat and drink at least four servings of dairy products and calcium-rich foods a day to help ensure that you are getting 1000-1300 mg of calcium in your daily diet during pregnancy.
• Choose at least one good source of vitamin C every day, such as oranges, grapes, strawberries,, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes,,lemon ,amla
• Choose at least one source of vitamin A every other day. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, spinach, tomatoes

• Coffee: Restrict your intake of coffee in the First Trimester of pregnancy. Coffee contains caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it helps eliminate more fluids from the body. This can result in water, juice, and milk rather than caffeinated beverages.
• Unwashed vegetables: Yes, vegetables are safe to eat, so you still need to eat them. However, it is essential to make sure they are washed to avoid potential exposure to toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasma may contaminate the soil where the vegetables were grown.
• Unpasteurized Milk: Unpasteurized milk may contain bacteria called Listeria, which can cause miscarriage.
• Medication: Strictly Avoidself Medication. Consult a Gynecologist before using any medication.
• Artificial Sweetners: Avoid taking food which contains artificial sweetners like; soft drinks, desserts, curd, chewing gum and can

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