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  • Calcutta Medical Research Institute 7/2 Diamond Harbour Road Kolkata-700027, West Bengal

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The journey to becoming a mother is the most delightful ride you will be embark on, and CMRI is now part of your memorable and magical journey to Motherhood.

CMRI  has introduced an exclusive Woman and Child Unit to make the occasion of childbirth even more memorable and pleasant.

Woman and Child Unit at CMRI offers a state-of-the-art Labor, Delivery, Postpartum and Neonatal services delivering excellence, personalized care and utmost comfort to the mother, the baby and the family.

The department encompasses a well-equipped Labor Room, Operation Theatre, Comfortable Post Natal Care Rooms, Labour Rooms, Neonatal ICU (NICU) and Pediatrics ICU (PICU) offering holistic clinical care to the mother and child,. The department also has special clinic for immunization.

The multidisciplinary team of Nephrologists, Endocrinologists, Oncologists, Urologists, General Physicians offers expert care for women experiencing high risk pregnancy. Pregnancy with complications like uterine artery embolization, renal disease, auto immune disease, thyroid,  and multiple pregnancies are managed here, Every woman deserves a painless delivery and we provide it to you.

The  NICU unit is equipped with high-end monitors, incubators, high frequency ventilators. and surfactant therapy to deal with any complex medical complications in the newborn experienced neonatologists are available round the clock for newborn babies’ care. A team of trained nurses, physiotherapists, anesthetists and specialists offers a complete plethora of services to the baby and mother; all under the same roof making parenthood a complete, enjoyable and emotionally fulfilling experience.

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It is advisable to consult an obstetrician before planning a pregnancy. This is known preconceptionally counseling, We have a  number of benefits for you and baby including evaluation of fitness for pregnancy, identifying pre-existing illnesses and modifying treatment of pre exciting illnesses.

You should Visit your doctor as soon as you miss your period or discover on a urine pregnancy test.

Antenatal check up ore recommended every 4weeks till 7 months of pregnancy and 2 weeks till start of 9 months and weekly thereafter till delivery.

There is a list of investigations that is recommended in pregnancy which includes screening for anemia (Hb), infections NDRL, Hepatitis B, HIV, Blood sugar, blood group, urine testing, thyroid and ultrasounds as per recommendations. Testing for Chromosomal anomalies including Down’s syndrome. Your obstetrician may recommend more tests as per need.

High-risk pregnancy is the one that can jeopardize the mother or baby’s health. it includes anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart illness, kidney problems, seizures, malnutrition, twins, etc, li also includes prior caesarean delivery; preterm birth, placenta previa, previous miscarriages, stillbirths, etc.

In a normal healthy pregnancy, 1 1 .5 to 16 kg of weight gain is recommended.

Walking for 1/2 hour is advisable in a healthy pregnancy. Antenatal exercises are very beneficial but should be done under supervision of an expert.

Normal delivery is a natural process of bringing forth a baby into this world. Alleviating unfounded fears and misconceptions regarding natural birth is very important. Avoiding sedentary lifestyle, doing antenatal exercises goes a long way in this direction.

Many natural methods help women to relax and make pain more manageable. Things women do to ease the pain including trying to breathe and various relaxation methods, taking warm showers or baths, massages having the supportive care of a loved one, finding comfortable positions while in labor, using labor ball, listening to music etc.

This is a procedure where an anesthetist passes o fine catheter into your epidural space in the back and measured doses of drugs are administered through this to reduce the pain of labor but should be administered in a hospital with expertise in obstetrics and anesthesia support and monitoring facility.

If you have been having contractions every five minutes for one hour, have broken your Bog of water (this may be a huge gush or a constant trickle, or if you have heavy bleeding similar to that of a period.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance of varying degrees with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. In India, it’s a universal guideline to screen every pregnant woman for diabetes in pregnancy. If found positive for (BDM, pregnant women should be under the care of a multidisciplinary team which includes Obstetrician, Endocrinologist and a Neonat0109iM.

If you re pregnant, you’re at an increased risk of iron deficiency anemia, a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues. It can be prevented by taking food rich in Iron like dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots  may require Iron supplements in the form of tablets or injections and blood transfusion in severe anemia.

Even if you have normal blood pressure before conception or in early pregnancy, there is a chance of you developing hypertension during the later part of the pregnancy. It may not have any symptoms and frequent health checkups is the best way to detect.

Premature labor is also called preterm labor. It’s when your body starts getting ready for birth too early in your pregnancy that is prior three weeks before your due date. Premature labor can lead to an early birth. The longer a baby grows inside mother’s womb till due date, the less likely he or she is to have problems after birth. Preterm babies may need good nursery care.

When the placenta covers part or all of the cervix during the last months of pregnancy, this is a condition known. as placenta prevìa, or low-lying placenta, In this case, pregnancy and child! birth should be managed at o. hospital equipped with blood bank facility, ICU, neonatal ICU facility.

The chance of certain complications is higher in twin pregnancy. Complications associated with a twin pregnancy including preterm labor, preterm birth, preclampslta,. gestational diabetes and growth problems. These problems can be managed by early detection and care.

Babies who are premature, premature rupture of membranes, small for gestational age, instrumental deliveries, babies of mothers with high-risk medical conditions like diabetes, etc may require a NICU admission under neonatalist.

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