The Maternity Services Unit at Fathima Hospital in Kannur has been serving our community for dacades. We demonstrate a leading and innovative approach to outcome-focused care for women and their families prior to, during and after childbirth. Our Maternity services have been developed to provide flexibility and choice with a focus on personalised care.
The hospital offers a range of childbirth and parenting programs, each specifically designed to cater for individual needs such as first-time parents; those with parenting experience; and other special requirements. These programs aim to prepare you for the birth of your child and adjustments to family life.
We offer a tour of the maternity unit, pre and post natal classes as well as ongoing support through the Helping Hands Mother and Baby Support Unit.
Fathima Maternity hospital in kannur, the team comprises experienced clinicians committed to delivering a quality standard of care to provide the finest birthing and parenting experience possible. The birthing services of the clinicians are complemented by the birthing and parenting educators, delivery suite midwives, postnatal midwives, lactation specialists and staff trained in neonatal care.
Our purpose-designed unit on Level 2 offers new parents an environment that relaxes and reassures, and also offers the security of a special care nursery.
Fathima Hospital Maternity Services
ANTINATAL AND POSTNATAL CARE
Fathima Hospital Kannur, we aim to help mothers-to-be have an enjoyable pregnancy and memorable birthing experience and to support you from the moment you discover you’re pregnant: giving you all the information and advice you need to choose your preferred delivery method, giving you choice and control over your birth plan and offering you post-natal support to equip you with the skills and confidence to step back into day-to-day life. We want parents to feel respected, supported and empowered at all times.
We offer a range of services to support you throughout your pregnancy journey including:
Antenatal and postnatal classes
Fathima Hospital Kannur Fetal medicine unit (FMU)
The fetal medicine unit (FMU) provides screening services for all pregnant women. The unit also specialises in additional care for those who have previously had a pregnancy with fetal abnormalities or who have issues with their current pregnancy.
What we do:
Screening for fetal abnormalities
Combined test: a screening test for Down's syndrome in pregnancy. It is available to you between 11 weeks and 13 weeks plus 6 days of your pregnancy
Quadruple test: a screening test for Down's syndrome and spina bifida. This test is available to you between 15 weeks and 22 weeks and six days of your pregnancy.
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): a test to detect specific genetic disorders. It is available between 11 and 14 weeks of your pregnancy
Amniocentesis: a test for Down's syndrome or other specific genetic disorders. It is available from 16 weeks of your pregnancy
Cordocentesis: a test to detect abnormalities using blood from the umbilical cord. Ultrasound monitoring of high risk pregnancies
ULTRASOUND SCANS AND TESTS
The Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine unit offers both a consultant-led and sonographer-led service. Using state of the art ultrasound equipment, you and your partner can share in the experience of seeing your baby grow and mark the milestones in their development as your pregnancy progresses.
You may also choose to have a 3D/4D scan to further enhance the excitement of seeing your baby as he/she grows.
A 3D/4D ultrasound scan focuses on your baby's face and facial features. It is not a diagnostic scan and therefore does not include measurements of fetal growth or weight. The success of the scan depends on the fetal position and gestation. Care will be taken to ensure that optimum images are obtained, however on occasions examinations may be unsuccessful and/or need to be rescheduled. A DVD and CD with Jpeg still images and some thermal images will be presented to you at the end of the scan. The sonographer or consultant performing the scan will be able to answer any further questions you may have.
GENERAL AND HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS
Pregnancy is an exciting time for any women, but complications may develop sometimes even in healthy women. Most pregnancy complications can easily be detected and prevented with routine prenatal care. There are many health issues that can create a risk to you and your baby. At the birth centre early screening is done and prenatal care is provided to monitor well-being of the mother and foetus during their pregnancy.
A birthing centre is a healthcare facility, staffed by registered nurse-midwives, certified nurse midwife, obstetric and paediatric consultants. A birth centre presents a more home-like environment with amenities such as private rooms with soft lighting.
A pregnancy is said to be high risk pregnancy if mother have certain medical conditions or other factors that threaten the development of foetus and/or increases the risk of complications for mother.
With frequent visits to doctor, women with high risk pregnancy can enjoy a healthy and successful pregnancy. Having quality prenatal care is necessary to minimise the risks to both you and your baby
Fathima Hospital Kannur The Nursing Care
We’re here for you from the very start of your pregnancy through to the birth of your baby and beyond to guide you through this exciting time in your life. We tailor maternity care to your individual needs. Our dedicated team will look after you every step of the way, from your first antenatal appointment through to our health visitors seeing you and your baby at home after birth.
Our private midwives can ensure you get the support and care you need before and during your birth in hospital. We have a range of options regarding hospital births.
When the time is right, you make your way to the hospital and your midwife will meet you there. Your private midwife is then able to be clinically responsible for your care throughout birth. If all goes well, it is just you, your birth partner and your very own private midwife giving you her undivided care and attention. If she has any concerns at all, she will ask the hospital staff for their assistance, but she will stay with you, involved in your care throughout. If one is available, she will also arrange for a private room for you after baby is born.
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU)
Fathima Hospital is the best private maternity unit in Kannur its own, on-site Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for premature and ill babies.
The unit offers advanced technology and trained healthcare professionals to monitor and care for babies who require a higher level of care following delivery. It is managed by consultant neonatologists and a highly skilled specialist team of neonatal nurses. The unit is supported by our wider group of consultant paediatric subspecialists.
Most babies admitted to the unit are premature (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), have low birth weight or have a medical condition which requires intensive care.
SPECIALIST GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES
Gynaecological Cancer Services
Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
Incontinence & Prolapse Clinic (Urogynaecology)
Abnormal Cervical Cytology Clinic (Colposcopy)
Vulval Skin Disorders
Post-Menopausal Bleeding Clinic
Menstrual Disorders Clinic
Minimal Invasive Surgery
ISUOG A+ Fetal Medicine Videos Evaluating Fetal Anomaly
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
PICTURE GALLERY FATHIMA HOSPITAL KANNUR
Fathima Hospital Service context
Midwifery-led units (MLUs)
Consultant-led units (CLUs)
Antenatal out-patient care
Early pregnancy care
Pregnancy (fetal and maternal) assessment
Antenatal in-patient care
Maternity care facilities Our Process Chart
The best practices to ensure the that a mother gets utmost care during pregnancy and labor. Here is a list of our resources enabling to help you prepare for everything, from conception to delivery and beyond. Fathima hospital is fully equiped to comply with the maternity care Process chart.
Policy planning and design considerations for maternity care facilities.
Policy planning and design considerations for maternity care facilities.
1 antenatal clinics, early pregnancy assessment units, pregnancy (fetal and maternal) assessment units;
2 birthing facilities and in-patient areas, including the requirements for the routine care of neonates;
3 obstetric theatres.
Our maternity care facilities.
1 Midwife-led units, known as birth centres which is located in Fathima Hospital itself
2 Consultant-led units.