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Obstetrics Services

At THEARIS, we offer specialized care through all the phases of your pregnancy, from conception to childbirth, and from prenatal tests to postpartum.

Vaginal Delivery

At THEARIS Obstetrics & Gynaecology Practice, our priority is vaginal delivery, which is always performed in a safe and, as much as possible, painless way. By providing the future mother with advice, information, and education on the delivery procedure, as well as stress and pain management, we prepare her for an exciting experience that she will always remember. Vaginal delivery has many advantages both for the baby, and the mother’s physical and mental health, such as:
  • Strengthening the mother-baby bond
  • Avoidance of surgical incision
  • Faster recovery and less pain postpartum
  • Strengthening the immune system and reducing the chance of respiratory problems for the baby
  • Facilitating a future vaginal delivery.

The Obstetrician – Gynaecologist’s advisory role is critical, to inform the pregnant woman in a responsible and objective way of the conditions for this pregnancy, as well as to provide scientific guidance regarding the birth route.

Caesarean Section (C-Section)

Caesarean section is the surgical operation that is selected to deliver a baby, when the vaginal delivery has risks, both for the fetus and the mother’s health. These are some cases where the caesarean section is considered necessary or preferable to vaginal delivery:
  • Abnormal fetal position (transverse lie, breech presentation)
  • Anomalies in the placenta or umbilical cord
  • Slow progress in labour
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Twin pregnancy
  • Previous C-section

A C-section can also be performed if the future mother prefers it, even if there are no indications, although we don’t encourage such a decision. It is extremely important for each pregnant woman to receive thorough information, based on documented knowledge, from her doctor, so that she can make her own decision for herself and her baby.

High Risk Pregnancy Monitoring

A pregnancy is considered “high risk” when there are factors increasing the chances for complications. These factors can relate to the mother (age, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic diseases, etc.) or the fetus (viral or bacterial infections, genetic problems, twin pregnancy, etc.).

Even if certain health problems already exist or occur in the process, they can be addressed, so as not to prevent a woman from experiencing the joy of motherhood. Prompt diagnosis, more frequent medical monitoring and specialized tests constitute a priority for THEARIS’ medical group, to achieve the best possible result for both the mother’s and baby’s health, during the pregnancy and delivery.

Obstetric Ultrasound

The obstetric ultrasound is one of the most important imaging tests performed during prenatal check-up. This is a painless and safe exam, during which we monitor and evaluate the fetus’ growth. During a normal pregnancy, at least four obstetric ultrasounds are recommended:

Initial Ultrasound (6th – 10th  week)

The initial ultrasound during pregnancy is important to confirm the intrauterine location, to determine the number of embryos, and for optimal pregnancy dating. We can also see the embryo’s heartbeat for the first time.

Nuchal Translucency Scan (11th – 13th week)

The Nuchal Translucency scan, in combination with the history and the measurement of certain biochemical markers (HCG, PAPP-A, PLGF) in the mother’s blood, is used to provide a patient-specific risk for chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus, such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21). Moreover, it provides us with information on the status of the pregnancy, and on how it may evolve. Specifically, it can assess the possibility of some serious complications, such as preeclampsia, Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and premature birth, allowing the doctor to address them in the best possible way.

Fetal Anatomical Survey (Level 2 Ultrasound)(20th – 24th week)

The Fetal anatomical survey ultrasound allows to evaluate in detail the fetus’ anatomy and organs, as well as the possibility of having anomalies due to a certain syndrome or individual chromosomal anomalies.

Doppler Ultrasound (32nd- 34th week)

The Doppler ultrasound checks the blood flow in the fetus’ vessels and the placenta. In this way, we receive various information on the fetus’ growth and the placenta’s composition, which can define the further management of a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding is a unique sensation. It starts right after the delivery and provides the new-born baby with safety, calmness, and protection. Moreover, the mother’s milk is the ideal nourishment for the new-born, with significant benefits for both the baby and its mother.

For the baby:
  • Protection from allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and colic.
  • Strengthening the immune system.
  • Better intellectual and mental growth.
  • Protection from obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiac diseases, and certain types of cancer.

For the mother:
  • Reduced blood loss after giving birth.
  • Delayed restoration of ovulation.
  • Protection from cardiovascular diseases, postpartum depression, and certain types of cancer (breast, endometrial, ovarian).

Postpartum

Postpartum is the transition period, during which the woman’s body is trying to resume its initial condition before giving birth. It is considered to last 6-8 weeks, starting right after delivery, and includes a series of changes, in hormonal, physical and psychological terms. The woman may experience emotions of stress, sadness, anger, or mood swings.
In this particular period of your life, it is very important for you to have support, understanding and help. THEARIS’ specialized team is here to advice and support you, offering you the necessary postnatal care.