Pregnancy – security through gynaecological guidance

Whether you are going to become a mother for the first time or have already experienced one or more births – every pregnancy is different. As gynaecologists by your side to support you, we want to make the period of your pregnancy as pleasant as possible and give you the security that you need in this phase of your life. From learning that you are pregnant right up to giving birth, we are there to guide you using our knowledge, our experience and the latest in modern technical equipment available in this sector today. We are particularly happy to welcome you if you come to us with a desire to conceive because then we can accompany you through all the phases of pregnancy right up to obstetrics. We look after you personally and individually.

schwangerschaft problemlos The pregnancy has gone well. A follow-up discussion in the practice.

When should I first go to the gynaecologist during pregnancy?

“Am I pregnant? – Yes!” The pregnancy test is positive – you are “expecting”. Many questions race through an expectant mother’s mind, especially when this is their first time: from “Pregnant, what now?” to “Should we let other people know now?” At what point should a pregnant woman go for a gynaecological examination for the first time? As a gynaecologist I recommend: as early as possible. It is important for us to be able to care for you from the very start to prevent a tubal pregnancy, for example, and to advise you throughout. Experienced mothers take a few days, those expecting for the first time can hardly wait to find out more. We recommend that you give us a call and we can arrange an appointment.

 

Being pregnant and feeling good (almost) all of the time

During pregnancy, many changes, mainly hormonal-related, occur in the body of the mother-to-be. Every woman reacts a little differently to these changes.

At this stage, many women often feel very comfortable in their own bodies, enjoy their beautiful skin that accompanies pregnancy and experience an emotional high. Others – at least in phases – have to deal with minor or major discomfort. Nausea and vomiting can occur in the morning during the first trimester of pregnancy. This is completely normal. Therefore, we cannot promise you that you will always feel great during pregnancy. However, we can promise that we will do everything in our power to ensure that you, the mother-to-be, feel as comfortable as possible. That is why we take the consultation aspect so seriously during pregnancy. Most women, especially when they are expecting their first child, have many questions. Questions about diet and movement, about potential weight gain, about the birth itself and about how the first few days after the delivery will proceed. Many modern women like to lead active and self-determined lives, even as expectant mothers.

We take time for you and your concerns. The contentment and the health of the mother-to-be have a direct effect on the child. Modern medicine presents a multitude of possibilities to deal effectively with ailments during pregnancy. In retrospect, you should be able to enjoy this time for what it is: a wonderful, happy period as you expect your baby.

Do I have to change my diet during pregnancy?

Mothers-to-be want to know whether they are supposed to make adjustments to their diet during pregnancy. From organic to vegan cuisine, we are there to address your nutritional concerns. Two questions can be answered automatically: Smoking and drinking during pregnancy are of course taboo.

wer macht 4d-ultraschallThe colour 4D ultrasound is a technical marvel – and an emotional experience for the parents-to-be.

Highest technical standards for the mother-to-be and her child

In the safe and secure atmosphere of our practice, you find the medical-technical standards that you would expect from modern pregnancy diagnostics. We do not always need to use all of our equipment and tests but it is reassuring to know that the options are available if any doubts persist. In this way, you can also be safe in the knowledge that all of our technical equipment and our know-how are at your disposal in the rare event of a risk pregnancy.

 

Diagnostic measures in our practice

2D ultrasound: we use 2D ultrasound equipment with particularly good image resolution to make diagnoses. This is an important tool for us. With our many years of medical experience, we track the baby’s development, the formation of its organs and we document its phase-by-phase growth.

3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound: the specially equipped 3D and 4D ultrasound units generate three-dimensional real-time images of your unborn baby using a very specific ultrasound transducer. The term “baby cinema” is often used because viewing the images brings so much joy to the parents-to-be.

Colour Doppler ultrasound – this allows special vascular examinations to be performed on mother and child and helps to determine whether adequate oxygen and nutrients are present. This enables the level of development and the sustenance of the embryo in the womb to be examined. CTG (cardiotocography): this procedure correlates the foetal heart tones and the mother’s contractions. The oxygen supply of the baby can be monitored here. This examination is standard practice during a pregnancy and is performed regularly from the 28th week of gestation. A very important and comprehensive ultrasound examination is performed at the end of the first trimester as part of the first trimester screening. Precise statements about the health (skull, nasal bone, heart, abdominal wall, spine) of the foetus can already be made in the 12th to 14th week of gestation. To rule out a case of trisomy, examinations which involve taking blood from the mother or performing a genetic check on foetal cells, isolated in the maternal blood, are available (NIPT).

Prenatal screening offers patients a whole lot nowadays but in no way should you think that all of these examinations should or need to be carried out in every case. We advise you thoroughly on the individual measures and the related potential consequences. You should trust our medical experience – and your own good instinct.

Where do I find a midwife?

Political discussions about midwives continue unabated. We are also well equipped and well connected to deal with the topic of obstetrics. We are glad to assist you in your quest for the ideal midwife.

For us, this topic is a natural component of our consultation.

Should I go to antenatal classes?

In principle, we recommend that you attend a course that prepares expectant mothers and couples for the big event. On the one hand, it is a worthwhile investment of your time in technical and content-related terms. On the other hand, it is a welcome opportunity to make contact with other parents before the birth. Many a friendship between children and indeed between parents has had its roots in an antenatal class.