Midlands Mother & Child

Centre of Excellence

Overview

When parents welcome their precious new-borns at Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital, they do so in comfort and with peace of mind – safe in the knowledge that the facility has the backing of top-quality doctors and clinicians.

In a major investment for the region’s healthcare sector, MMC recently launched a new Caesarean Theatre which boasts the latest technology and equipment in this specialised sector.

The new, strategically-located theatre only metres away from the Maternity and Nursery/NICU Units, welcomes the Midlands region’s new-borns in a world-class facility, providing peace of mind for young families.

Pre-admission for Maternity patients is conducted to establish a relationship between patient and midwives, incorporating orientation to facilities such as the Labour ward, Caesarean theatre, NICU, Nursery and Paediatrics.

The MMC Nursery and NICU units offer a dedicated service that ensures your patient journey to be a pleasant one.

Our well-baby nursery can accommodate up to 14 babies at any given time and the NICU is well-equipped to admit 6 ill neonates.

Our NICU has state of the art equipment, including Giraffe Omnibeds, Ventilators, CPAP and Cardiac monitors, among others. Our staff members are friendly, efficient, compassionate and always eager to lend a helping hand.

Our Unit is highly-equipped and built with the comfort of mother and baby in mind and features:

  • 21 beds
  • delivery rooms
  • executive suites and semi-private suites
  • caring and nurturing nurses
  • flexible and accommodating visiting hours for Fathers
  • competitive packages
  • free Antenatal Classes
  • free Mementos for Patients and Babies
  • free Nappy bag with useful baby-related items

Department's Services

The surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother’s abdomen (belly) and uterus(womb). This procedure is done when it is determined to be a safer method than a vaginal delivery for the mother, baby, or both. In a caesarean delivery, an incision (cut) is made in the skin and into the uterus at the lower part of the mother’s abdomen. The incision in the skin may be vertical (longitudinal) or transverse (horizontal), and the incision in the uterus may be vertical or transverse.

This is a method of childbirth. It is the simplest kind of delivery process in relation to other methods. A spontaneous vaginal delivery is a vaginal delivery that happens on its own, without requiring doctors to use tools to help pull the baby out. This occurs after a pregnant woman goes through labour. Labour opens, or dilates, her cervix to at least 10 centimetres. Labour usually begins with the passing of a woman’s mucous plug.

The surgeon will probably operate with a kind of electric scalpel that uses heat to minimize bleeding (an electrocautery knife). Most surgeons use curved incisions (like a smile or a frown) that follow the natural curve of the breast and allow for better healing.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperm are directly inserted into the uterus using a special catheter or a syringe. In vitro fertilization (IVF), the eggs that the ovary has been stimulated to release are collected surgically. The eggs and sperm are combined in the laboratory, to produce embryos. One or more embryos are then inserted into the uterus. Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) are variations of IVF. They require at least one healthy fallopian tube.

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the uterine lining. It may help women who have heavy or prolonged periods or bleeding in between periods. A doctor will typically prescribe medication or an intrauterine device (IUD) to help relieve heavy or problematic periods. If these treatments do not work, endometrial ablation is another option. Conization of the cervix or cold knife cone is a surgical procedure used to treat or diagnose cervical dysplasia. It is the excision of a cone-shaped portion of the cervix to remove a cervical lesion and the entire transformation zone.

A cut is made in the skin surrounding your vagina and the wall of the cyst or abscess. The cyst or abscess is then drained and the stick of silver nitrate is inserted into the empty space left after draining the fluid.

The surgeon then removes the cyst through the small cuts in the skin. After the cyst has been removed, the cuts will be closed using dissolvable stitches. A laparoscopy is preferred because it causes less pain and has a quicker recovery time. Many women are able to go home on the same day or the following day.

A hysteroscopy is the exam of the inside of the cervix and uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope. The doctor inserts the device through the vagina to take a tissue sample (biopsy), remove polyps or fibroid tumors, or prevent bleeding by destroying tissue using electric current, freezing, heat, or chemicals.

A IUD is inserted inside the uterus by a trained doctor or nurse. It has a fine nylon thread attached to it which comes out through the cervix (opening to the uterus). Because it is high up in the vagina the thread cannot be seen.

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus (womb). Your cervix is usually also removed. Your ovaries may need to be removed at the same time. The common reasons for having a hysterectomy include heavy or painful periods and fibroids.

During this hysterectomy, an incision will be made in the tummy (abdomen). It’ll either be made horizontally along the bikini line, or vertically from the belly button to the bikini line. A vertical incision will usually be used if there are large fibroids (non-cancerous growths) in the womb, or for some types of cancer. The incision is then stitched up. The operation takes about an hour to perform and a general anaesthetic is used.

A suture cervix or cervical stitch is an operation where a stitch is placed around the cervix (neck of the womb). It is usually done between 12 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, although occasionally it may be done at later stages in pregnancy.

This is the surgical removal of uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids. (Unlike a hysterectomy, the uterus remains preserved and the woman retains her reproductive potential.)

This procedure enables the doctor to screen for abnormal cells in the uterus. In the case of a cervix biopsy, tissue is removed from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer.

A permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about 20 minutes. The gynaecologist will make several small cuts on the abdomen. They will insert surgical instruments, along with a telescope, inside the abdomen and perform the operation. The most common method of sterilisation is to block each fallopian tube by placing a clip on it.

This is a test to check the health of the urethra and bladder. It may also be referred to as a cystourethroscopy or, more simply, a bladder scope.

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