Obstetric services

Obstetrics is a medical specialty that focuses on providing care for pregnant women and managing childbirth. Obstetricians, or OB-GYNs, are specialised doctors who oversee the entire pregnancy journey, from prenatal care to delivery and postpartum support. Their main goal is to ensure the health and well-being of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy, labour, and childbirth.

Gynaecology, on the other hand, is a separate medical specialty that deals with the female reproductive system’s overall health, beyond just pregnancy and childbirth. Gynaecologists address a wide range of women’s health issues, including menstrual disorders, fertility problems, pelvic pain, and disorders of the uterus, ovaries, and breasts. They perform regular check-ups, screenings, and diagnostic procedures to maintain and improve women’s reproductive health throughout their lives.

While obstetrics focuses on pregnancy and childbirth, gynaecology encompasses a broader scope of women’s health concerns beyond the reproductive phases. Together, these two specialties cover comprehensive care for women at different stages of life.

We provide obstetric services in Hilton.

Our Obstetric Services in Hilton:

  • Antenatal Care: Dr Hammond and his team in Hilton provide comprehensive antenatal care, supporting expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey. Regular check-ups, ultrasounds, and screenings are performed to monitor the baby’s development and ensure the mother’s well-being. We offer personalised guidance on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices to promote a healthy pregnancy and prepare for childbirth.


  • Induction of Labour: When a natural onset of labour is not occurring or poses risks to the mother or baby, Dr Hammond can initiate labour through medically supervised methods. We prioritise the safety and comfort of the mother during this process, ensuring a smooth and controlled delivery.
  • Management of Pregnancy (comorbidities, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease): Our experienced team specialises in managing high-risk pregnancies, including those with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disease. We tailor treatment plans, closely monitor the pregnancy’s progress, and take proactive measures to minimise potential complications, ensuring the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.


  • Management of Twin Pregnancies: Expecting twins requires expert care, and Dr Hammond is equipped to handle the unique challenges of twin pregnancies. We monitor the babies’ growth and positioning closely, providing guidance on nutrition and lifestyle adjustments to support healthy twin development.


  • Mental Healthcare During Pregnancy: We understand the emotional challenges of pregnancy, and our compassionate team offer mental health support to expecting mothers. We address anxiety, depression, and other emotional concerns, promoting overall well-being during this transformative time.


  • Normal Delivery & Caesarean Section: Dr Hammond is skilled in facilitating both normal vaginal deliveries and caesarean sections when necessary. He prioritises the safety and preferences of the mother, ensuring a positive birthing experience.


  • Postpartum Care: Our care extends beyond childbirth. We provide comprehensive postpartum care to assist mothers in their recovery and adjustment to motherhood. Regular check-ups, lactation support, and guidance on postnatal care help mothers navigate this crucial phase.
  • Preconception Counselling: Planning for pregnancy is essential for a healthy start. Dr Hammond and his team offer preconception counselling, addressing lifestyle modifications, nutrition, and medical evaluations to optimise the chances of a successful pregnancy.
  • Screening for Chromosomal Congenital Abnormalities: Our team conducts specialised prenatal screenings to detect chromosomal congenital abnormalities, such as Down syndrome. Early detection allows parents to make informed decisions and access appropriate support throughout the pregnancy.
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