Our scope of care extends to all antenatal patients, who present with signs of antepartum complications, for monitoring, stabilizing and possible delivery. We also provide care to newborns and postnatal patients.
Types of Patients
- Women in established labor
- Augmentation of labor
- Patient procedures like: External cephalic version (ECV), Cervical stitch removal
- Immediate postpartum complication for woman delivered outside labor unit e.g. retained placenta, perennial tear or postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)
- Labor induction (inducement)
We also welcome women who needs to be induce for them to deliver.
Our expert team can provide specialized care for a woman who is overdue (post term), which can have associated risks. If a woman reaches this stage, the medical team will suggest inducing labor. This includes a procedure that will help stimulate uterine contractions thereby leading to normal vaginal delivery, depending on your progress.
If the baby has not turned around automatically in the normal birth position, then doctor may recommend a procedure called external cephalic version, which is a procedure used to turn a fetus from a breech position or side-lying (transverse) position into a head-down (vertex) position before labor begins.
We also cater for women with immediate postpartum complications. These women will be accommodated in our Closed Monitoring Unit, where dedicated staff will closely monitor their status.
The Labor & Delivery Unit has eight (8) delivery rooms as well as, three (3) induction beds for high-risk cases.
The close monitoring unit contains three (3) beds for high-risk cases that need continuous observation.
The recovery room has four (4) beds and four (4) baby cots alongside, to allow enable the baby to remain next to their mother.
Signs of Labor
If you have any of these signs of labor, you can come to our emergency department:
- Increase in discharge (clear, pink, or slightly bloody)
- Soft bowel movements
- Difficulty sleeping
Frequent contractions that come and go.
Once admitted to the Labor Room, the midwife/nurse will look after you until after you deliver and are deemed ready to be transferred it the postnatal ward.