Obstetric Antenatal Care
Dr. Nikhil Purandare is our private obstetrician who has 15 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics. Dr. Purandare offers safe and personalised antenatal care.
Obstetric antenatal care involves an early pregnancy scan, a 12 weeks booking visit which involves a thorough consultation, bloods, urine analysis and a dating scan.
Subsequent visits will be at 16,20,24,28,32, 36, 38, 39/40 and 41 weeks. Each visit will involve a thorough consultation and an ultrasound for fetal growth and well-being. If necessary you visits may be more frequent. Dr. Purandare uses state of the art ultrasound equipment to assess fetal well-being. Anatomy scans are provided as part of the antenatal care. The practice will organise this with a fetal medicine consultant.
All private antenatal patients will be provided with Dr. Purandare’s mobile number for emergencies for the duration of the pregnancy.
Private postnatal rooms are provided as they become available. Dr. Purandare will review you six weeks after delivery and if necessary more often during the postnatal period.
Antenatal care is provided at: 1 The Crescent, Crescent Medical Centre Galway.
Labour, Delivery and Postnatal Care is provided at: University College Hospital Galway
Please contact your GP to organised shared private care.
Personalised antenatal classes, calm birth preparation packages, hypnobirthing and breastfeeding support are provided by our specialist midwife Cora Marnell. Evening and weekend classes are available.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Antenatal/Hypnobirthing Classes
Updated 28/03/2020: Keeping in line with current government guidelines, there will be no one-to-one antenatal / hypnobirthing classes until further notice.