Pregnancy and childbirth


Pregnancy

Dr. Ganu offers a full care obstetric service to privately insured patients including:

Dr. Ganu offers peace of mind and easy access to specialist obstetric care which can set the stage for a healthy and successful pregnancy. We are dedicated to providing advice and reassurance every step of the way. Dr. Ganu works along with her experienced team in the clinic provides patients with the best possible antenatal and postnatal support and a private midwife / lactation consultant, who visits patients at their home in their initial 6 week postnatal period for continued support, after discharge from hospital.

We respect a woman's right to choose the method of her delivery. If you wish to aim for a vaginal birth then Dr. Ganu will support you fully in this choice. Similarly, if you choose to have an elective Caesarean Section she will support you fully in this choice.
It is important to recognize the signs of labour so that you will know when you are experiencing the "real thing". If this is your first baby, you will most likely experience lightening (the descent of the baby's head into your pelvis) sooner, than women who have already had other children. Typically, the signs of labour includes uterine contractions, tightening of your stomach, and cramps in you low back. About two thirds of women experience these tightening before their waters break. About one third will notice fluid leaking out first. If you are unsure you can either contact Dr. Ganu’s rooms and if Dr. Ganu is available she will answer any questions or contact Flinders Private Hospital Maternity ward on 8275 3482

You may also be interested in taking childbirth preparation classes, which teach coping methods for labour and delivery, and helps guide new parents in the many decisions they will make before and during the birth process. One of the things you may be most concerned with is the amount of pain you may experience during labour. Childbirth is different for all women, and no one can predict how much pain you will have. During the labour process, midwife or Dr. Ganu will ask you if you need pain relief, and will help you decide what option is the best for you. Your options may include a local or intravenous analgesic (pain relieving drug), an epidural (injection which blocks pain in the lower part of your body), spinal anaesthesia (used when the delivery will require forceps), or a pudendal block (numbs the vulva, vagina and anus during the second stage of labour and during delivery.
After delivery your baby is examined by a Paediatrician who will be there at the birth. You can choose your Paediatrician. If one has not already been arranged the Hospital will contact a Paediatrician on call at the time to be present.

Our goal is that you will be provided with a complete support, a comprehensive personalised pregnancy care and expert obstetric care from your very first appointment right through until your 6 week postnatal check-up. Flinders Private Hospital offers our private obstetric patients a luxurious maternity experience along with the safety of being located next to Flinders Medical Centre for emergencies. Dr. Ganu also delivers at Ashford Hospital only by prior arrangement.