Dr. Jenni Mariam George
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Our hospital has earned a trusted reputation in the field of safe deliveries since the early 1990’s, with a long history of serving multiple generations of the district and bordering states. The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides comprehensive care for women through various stages of their lives, from adolescence to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. We deal with two distinct but closely related medical fields namely, Obstetrics and Gynaecology When it comes to women’s health and all related matters, your gynaecologist is the ultimate resource.
In the gynecology department, our primary focus is on addressing disorders of the female reproductive system. We provide routine gynecological check-ups and screenings for gynecological cancers, as well as services related to contraception, treatment of menstrual disorders, reproductive tract infections, and menopause.
‘Pregnancy is special. Let’s make it safe.’ – WHO
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, it is crucial that you visit your Obstetrician, who will then schedule regular appointments throughout your pregnancy. These appointments are part of antenatal care, which is of utmost importance as it safeguards the health of both the mother and the unborn child. Antenatal care involves identifying, preventing, and managing pregnancy-related issues to ensure the well-being of both. Our care extends beyond the antenatal period to labor and delivery and during the postpartum period to address any post-partum concerns and support the new mother and baby.
Every child begins the world again – Henry David Thoreau
We would be honoured to accompany you on your journey into childbirth and help make it a truly memorable experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
In a normal low risk pregnancy, it is expected to come for a checkup on the following timelines:
- 6 weeks to 28 weeks: 1 visit/month
- 28 weeks to 36 weeks : 1 visit/2 weeks
- 36 weeks to 40 weeks: 1 visit/week
In a high-risk pregnancy (twins/ precious pregnancy/ Bad obstetric history/ bleeding in antenatal period/ advanced maternal age or complicated pregnancy) your doctor might want to see you more often depending on your condition.
Ultrasound scans send sound waves through the body to get a glimpse of the developing fetus. It is especially useful for observing fetal development and can detect structural abnormalities. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states “no links have yet been found between ultrasound and birth defects, childhood cancer or developmental problems later in life”.”However,it is possible that effects could be identified in the future.” As technology and the way we utilize ultrasounds in pregnancy evolve. Hence, it is recommended that ultrasound exams be performed only for medical reasons by qualified health care professionals.
It is perfectly safe to travel during pregnancy unless you have any complications. Most women find second trimester the ideal time to travel as morning sickness, dizziness wears off, and one will not feel as tired when in the third trimester. Airlines (India) permit travel up to 32 to 34 weeks of pregnancy after medical clearance.
We have provision for epidural analgesia, which is provided under the close supervision of an anaesthetist.
We do not have IVF services, as our current setup does not meet the government mandate for an IVF facility with specialized lab and personnel. However, we do basic infertility evaluation and first-line management.
At JJCH, we strive to facilitate a vaginal delivery in all cases. In situations where there is maternal or fetal distress, we use forceps or vaccum (ventouse) to aid in an instrumental delivery. Thus far, our rate of successful vaginal deliveries stands at approximately 75 – 80% in an unscarred uterus. However, we prioritize the safety of mother and fetus above all else, and employ evidence-based practices to achieve this goal.
Pelvic inflammation causes scarring and adhesions of pelvic tissues leading to tubal block and subsequently infertility. In India, pelvic tuberculosis is a leading cause of tubal factor infertility. Hence, we recommend evaluation and treatment of PID and chronic white discharge.