Obstetrics

Dr Neelan offers comprehensive preconception care as well as routine and high-risk prenatal care for women throughout pregnancy. We understand that pregnancy is often a time full of questions and concerns, whether this is your first or fifth baby.

Dr. Neelan is devoted to providing his patients and their growing families with personal service and high quality care. He supports his patients’ desire for a natural childbirth experience and their preference to labour with or without pain medication. The Sandton Mediclinic offers childbirth classes throughout the year to educate women and couples on delivery and birth, pain management, relaxation/breathing as well as breastfeeding and newborn care.

 

Frequently asked Questions about Obstetrics

What does obstetrics mean in pregnancy?

Obstetrics and gynaecology is concerned with the care of pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women. The specialty combines medicine and surgery.

What is difference between gynecologist and obstetrician?
An obstetrician specializes in obstetrics, which deals with all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to post-natal care. An obstetrician delivers babies, whereas a gynecologist does not. An obstetrician can also provide therapies to help you get pregnant, such as fertility treatments.
What is the difference between an OB and a midwife?
The main difference between an OB/GYN and a midwife is that midwives are trained to deal with women who are having normal, uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies and doctors are trained to handle any complications. An OB/GYN is a doctor who completed medical school and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.
Do you need an obstetrician when pregnant?

If you have an uncomplicated birth at a public hospital as a public patient, you probably won’t need an obstetrician. But an obstetrician will be available to manage any complications or emergencies. In a private hospital, your obstetrician may visit you during your labour.

What Week Do you see an obstetrician?

This depends a little on your history, but I usually like to meet patients between 8 – 10 weeks of pregnancy. Patients with pre-existing medical problems or who take regular medications should be seen on the earlier side of that window.

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