When you come to the Lifeline Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will find support on your lifelong journey from childbearing age to menopause and beyond. Its team-based approach includes you as a partner in care, healing, hope and solutions to complex problems. The department has one of the largest and most respected obstetrics and gynaecology practices in the world.
The experts of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology work in multidisciplinary teams to develop an individualized treatment plan for each person after a thorough evaluation using the latest diagnostic technology. The department provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to the medical condition of women, their pregnancy and post-delivery care along with a strong support system.
Most consultants within the specialty work in both obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G). Many have a major special interest in a particular area, such as high-risk obstetrics, fertility care or minimal access surgery. A smaller number of consultants work as sub specialists, with all of their work concentrated in a specific area of practice. The obstetric
team handles antenatal and gynaecological cases, including normal deliveries and caesarean section. It also handles all obstetric and gynaecological emergencies round the clock. The team members are trained and highly motivated. They specialize in managing high-risk pregnancies and Preterm deliveries.
Complementary to our mission is our commitment to educate the next generation of health care professionals and to participate in evidence based research to ensure patient care continues to evolve in the areas of quality and safety. Our residency and fellowship training programs have an excellent reputation for providing a wide range of clinical experiences to a diverse population of women. Residents and fellows participate in a mentored-research experience and training in research methodology. The faculty is committed to training the next generation of specialists, sub-specialists and physician-investigators in obstetrics and gynaecology. At the Lifeline, in addition to providing the most advanced care to meet the health needs of every mother and child, women have options throughout labour and in postpartum recovery, including Deluxe Maternity Suites.
Department Mission and Vision
Our mission is to improve women’s health through innovative and compassionate care, education, advocacy and discovery. Our vision is to be local and global leaders, advancing and transforming women’s health across the lifespan.
100% of births are undertaken by an obstetrician, irrespective of low risk or uncomplicated deliveries or complex cases or if the baby becomes distressed during labour.
- Delivering the Joy of Painless Labour
- Using instruments to assist delivery – including forceps or vacuum-assisted delivery
- Performing caesarean sections, either as a planned or emergency procedure
Common procedures in Obstetrics
- Induction of Labor
- Cervical ripening
- Vaginal Delivery/Normal Delivery
- Cervical Encerclage
- Genital Tract Lacerations
- Abnormal Fetal Presentation
- Multiple Gestation
- Postpartum Hemorrhage
- Cesarean Delivery
- Abnormal Placentation and Caesarean Hysterectomy
Obstetric Care Services
We believe that every birth is special, and that your labour and the birth of your baby will be a very personal and special time for you. We have birthing rooms where you will be provided with 1-1 care from a staff nurse and will also have the care of an obstetrician and sometimes and anaesthetist. Our dedicated professionals are available 24 hours a day on site to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy during your labour. Your midwife will encourage you to have a normal birth, encouraging upright positions where possible and support you in every way we can so you can have a positive birth experience. Your Obstetrician will encourage you to have a normal birth, encouraging upright positions where possible and support you in every way we can so you can have a positive birth experience.
- 10 labour Bays in Stage I all well equipped with CTG machines and Monitors
- 1 Exclusive Labour suite
- 2 obstetric delivery suites in Stage II with all anaesthesia backup for even painless labour
- 6 bed Close Observation Bays in Stage III
- In house dedicated Ultrasound – Volusion P8
We are proud to offer complete, compassionate maternity care. We are here to support mothers and babies, from prenatal care to birth and beyond. We are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of you and your baby. At our hospital we are Baby Friendly and offer 24-hour rooming-in with your infant, nurse’s services, lactation support, maternal-fetal medicine consultations, obstetrical ultrasound and antenatal testing, obstetric anaesthesia, and have level III neonatal intensive care units staffed by neonatologists.
Painless Delivery and labour Suites
We have a dedicated team of Anaesthesiologists to provide round the clock epidural service, and make sure that you have painless and normal delivery. All the doctors are trained in providing labour analgesia and dealing with any problems that may arise. Labour pain is rated as severe by most women who do not receive pain relief. With advent of modern medicine and availability of techniques with skilled practioners, it is now considered ‘inhuman’ not to relieve the pain of labour. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says “Labour results in severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance where it is considered acceptable for a person to experience untreated severe pain, amenable to safe intervention, while under a physician’s care”.
On the Labour Suite there is access to closer monitoring for you and your baby during your labour and the birth, should you need it. There is a large Labour Suite at our hospital, where you can be cared for by a team of Nurses and Doctors.
Obstetricians can care for most women during pregnancy. However, sometimes having a baby is more complicated. A pregnancy is considered high risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby or both. These complications could exist prior to pregnancy, arise during pregnancy or emerge after pregnancy. We offer obstetrical ultrasound services to all pregnant women and provide specialized care for women considered at high risk for a pregnancy.
Our Fetal Medicine specialist is an obstetrician who has received additional training (a fellowship) and can evaluate, diagnose and monitor high-risk pregnancies. Lifeline FM specialists work to make high-risk situations less stressful for you, your baby and your family.
- Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
- Infectious diseases
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or preeclampsia
- Later age pregnancy
- Genetic disorders
- Placental problems
- Multiple gestation pregnancies (twins, triplets, or more)
- Recurrent preterm labour and delivery
- Cervical insufficiency
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Congenital abnormalities (birth defects)
Prematurity Prevention Program
The program’s high-risk pregnancy specialists educate, evaluate, diagnose and treat women at risk for preterm delivery. Women with one or more of the following conditions may be at increased risk for preterm birth:
- Prior spontaneous preterm birth (24 to 36 weeks gestation)
- Prior pregnancy loss (16 to 24 weeks gestation)
- Multiple gestations (twins or more)
- History of surgery to the cervix
- Abnormal uterus or congenital Müllerian anomalies (i.e., septated uterus)
Your baby deserves the very best start in life. That’s why our team works closely with all new mothers to discuss breastfeeding support and options, and to provide guidance throughout this special time. Lifeline Ob/Gyn Care provides breastfeeding support via classes, discussion groups, and lactation consultants.
Offering a full scope of services from annual preventive, well women exams to complex medical and surgical care of women during their reproductive and post reproductive years. Additionally, we care for young women concerned with irregular cycles, contraceptive technology, and stress appropriate, preventive gynaecologic care. We provide gynaecologic services that include a range from well woman visits through gynaecologic oncology including fibroids, menopause, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction surgery, and vulvar vaginal diseases. Nationally recognized expertise to diagnose and treat every stage and subtype of gynaecologic cancer. Offering cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options for women with complex pelvic floor disorders.
Medical and Surgical Gynaecology
Women’s Health Care
- Abnormal Bleeding
- Uterine Fibroids
- Heavy or Irregular Periods
- Abnormal Pap Smears
- Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatments
- Gynecologic surgery
- Family Planning and Contraception
- Menopause and Perimenopausal care
- Vaginal dryness and atrophy
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal and vulvar cysts
- Ovarian Cysts
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Well woman exams
- Adolescent gynaecology
- Congenital uterine and vaginal anomalies
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Bladder prolapse
- Uterine prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
- Stress incontinence
- Urge incontinence
- Urinary urgency and frequency
- Overactive bladder
- Fecal incontinence
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery
- Vaginal surgery
- Sacral colpopexy
Family Planning & Complex Contraception
The Division of Family Planning offers comprehensive, compassionate reproductive care for women of all backgrounds. We provide individual care to women in a safe, respectful, supportive and friendly environment. The Family Planning clinic provides family planning services for women who seek birth control options, management of unintended and abnormal pregnancies and contraception for women with complex medical issues, difficult IUD/Implant insertion and removal, and comprehensive abortion care.