Our clinic offers a comprehensive range of obstetric services for pregnant women. From non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and blood tests to delivery, our obstetricians are there to oversee the safety of you and your baby.
Our obstetrics services can be combined with Annerley’s midwifery in complete birthing packages for both private and public hospitals.Book an Appointment
OT&P’s experienced obstetricians provide excellent care throughout the pregnancy. The services include prenatal
diagnosis and screening, antenatal preparation, birthing, as well as postpartum support.
Prenatal tests are performed throughout pregnancy and are a series of tests to help identify any health issues that may affect the mother and the baby. Tests include regular ultrasound screenings to determine the position of the foetus and blood tests to determine any potential abnormalities that might occur due to the mother's health, including:
Our doctor may also offer Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) to help determine the baby's risk to for a number of genetic disorders during this trimester.
Antenatal preparation consists of childbirth education and can be either in the form of informal meetings with the obstetrician and midwives, or group childbirth classes.
The main goals of antenatal preparation are to:
To help our patients with childbirth preparedness, our midwife clinic OT&P Annerley offers a wide range of antenatal classes.
As a mother transitions towards active labour, she will most likely be ready to be transferred to a hospital where an Obstetrician and Midwives can assist with delivery.
Epidural is the most common method for pain relief during labour and delivery. An anaesthetic drug is injected into the epidural space near the spinal cord.
Commonly known as C-section, in this type of delivery, an incision is made in the abdominal wall and uterus to deliver the baby. Anaesthesia is given to relieve the pain in the incision area.
In case of immediate delivery, an episiotomy may be performed during delivery. An episiotomy is a cut at the base of the vagina and perineal muscle to widen the opening for the baby to come out.
During postpartum, it is important that the mother stays in touch with their obstetrician and other specialists assisting the pregnancy.
Postpartum support is crucial for the physical and mental health of the mother and baby.
Most women will see their obstetrician during the first 3 weeks after birth. This initial visit can be followed up with interim checkups as needed. A final comprehensive postpartum visit should be scheduled before the 12th week postpartum.
I have been lucky enough to have the support of Annerley and OT&P for two back-to-back pregnancies and I cannot recommend the teams more. Second time, largely due to Covid-19 and the new packages available through OT&P and Gleneagles Hospital, I was able to give birth in the private system. Both times the team were on hand to help me through my concerns and over the past three years I have developed a great relationship with my midwife – Rosie. Sometimes having a baby isn’t just about the physical, having someone to talk to about your experiences can be of great help and Rosie always understood this. Appointments with a midwife do not feel rushed and any concerns never brushed aside which is so important, particularly during your first pregnancy when everything is new. Dr. Michael Chor handled my second delivery, which was quick and controlled in comparison to my first. He is a kind and gentle doctor who always puts your mind at ease. ”
Zoe & Melvyn
We had our final midwife visit last week, and I just wanted to send you a note to say a massive thank you to the whole team for the exceptional care and service we have received from Annerley and OT&P over the last few months. We particularly wanted to say thank you to Rosie, who is calm, caring and a true professional, with an obvious passion for her job. As a first time mum, I was so grateful to be in such capable hands. Likewise, Dr Chor (who delivered Charlotte at Gleneagles) was absolutely brilliant and made us feel a lot more at ease than we might otherwise have been. Finally, thank you for your support - your team have been amazing; quick to respond and super organised (helping us to stay on top of the whole process!)
When I found out we were expecting our 6th baby, we were only a few months away from moving from America to Hong Kong for my husband's job. It saved me so much time and stress to get these things all in one place. It is a relief to have someone checking in on me as I recover and on baby's growth without having to leave our home. I really can't say enough about how pleased I am with the quality of care I have received!
Each pregnancy is different and OT&P obstetricians understand the importance of providing care tailored to each patient’s needs. Your obstetrician will be present throughout your pregnancy to familiarise with your case for the delivery day.
The first trimester is a crucial period for the baby’s development as the brain, spine, lungs, ears, eyes, hands and other organs are in formation and its heart begins to beat. By the end of the first trimester, the foetus’s organs are completely formed.
During your first visit to an obstetrician, you will discuss your health and prior conditions that may affect the pregnancy. In particular, the first prenatal visit involves understanding your medical history record, family’s health history, your gynaecological health history and past pregnancies, if applicable.
A series of tests will be performed, including an ultrasound examination to determine position of the foetus and a series of urine and blood screening tests.
By the beginning of the second trimester, the baby’s organs are fully formed and it will begin to grow in height and size. Your baby will go through periods of sleep and wakefulness. You will feel much better than in the first trimester, as the morning sickness goes away.
During the second trimester, the obstetrician may recommend prenatal visits as needed, depending on the baby’s medical condition and health. In most cases, monthly visits are recommended. The obstetrician will also perform a structural scan of the foetus at around 20 weeks of pregnancy to look at the structure of the main organs.
Mothers are encouraged to express any concerns and communicate discomfort or other symptoms. A urine test will be performed to check for pre-eclampsia and the fetal heartbeat will be measured. From around 12 weeks of gestation, the size of the uterus can be measured through the abdomen.
As the excitement and anxiety accumulate before the due date, some unpleasant symptoms of the baby’s growth may begin to appear. In the third trimester, some mothers will experience leg swelling, back pain and urinary frequency. It is also a crucial period during which the baby turns downward to prepare for delivery.
During the third trimester, the obstetrician may increase the frequency of prenatal visits from monthly to bi-monthly checkups. At this time, it is best to start your antenatal education to build knowledge and confidence for labour and delivery.
Similar to second-trimester visits, your body weight, blood pressure and size of the uterus will be measured. The position and growth of the baby will be monitored and the fetal heartbeat will be measured regularly.
We have a dedicated midwife clinic providing pregnancy, birthing and postpartum care. OT&P obstetric services can be combined with midwifery care in a comprehensive maternity package for both private and public hospitals.
The majority of births are straightforward and go according to the birth plan created with the help of the midwives and doctors. In case of any complications, our clinic provides a range of excellent support for special circumstances and high-risk pregnancies.
Special cases can include breech births, twins, as well as giving a vaginal birth after caesarean.
All of these cases are common, and as long as they receive the required treatment, most pregnancies with special circumstances see a smooth and healthy delivery.
Past obstetric issues and pre-existing health issues such as cardiac, respiratory and auto-immune diseases can affect pregnancy.
Your obstetrician will ask you questions about your health to determine the risks, and you should also raise your concerns during the first visit if you have them.
In addition to obstetric services, our doctors are also specialised in gynaecology and can help with anything from a regular gynaecological health checkup, to issues related to menstrual disorders and gynaecological diseases.