International Women’s day is marked to celebrate the spirit of Womanhood world-wide. This day recognizes women as an embodiment of strength and power and an individual who gives a life. A baby’s birth is one of the most special and unique times in a family’s life; an occasion met with a combination of unbridled joy, and jittery nerves, which surrounds the woman and her baby.
On this occasion, Apollo cradle, SMR, that provides neonatal and obstetric care, took their privilege in highlighting an unusual yet successful surgery performed by a team of experts. The patient, a32 year old woman, who was carrying 34 weeks fetus had complaints of excruciating pain in the back and decreased movement of left leg.
Earlier antenatal check- ups at a private hospital, suggested degenerative disc disease and precautions by the patient was not taken. Antenatal steroids was given before delivery and high risk consent was obtained for the baby after explaining the risk of preterm. “Pregnancy becomes more critical in a woman with spinal disc prolapse. The growing fetus enhances the physical limitations of women with spinal disability. This pregnant mother with spinal injury was successfully managed in Apollo cradle SMR by a multi disciplinary team comprising of obstetricians, orthpedician, anaesthetist, paediatrician and on the third day she was able to walk with the help of physiotherapist,” said Dr. Charumathi, Gynecologist, Apollo Cradle, SMR.
Lead by India’s best Obstetricians and specially trained nurses, Apollo Cradle, SMR houses experienced clinical support and personal attention which are hallmarks of the obstetric care. “We have an immense pleasure in celebrating the second anniversary of this speciality. We will continue to provide care and service with soothing, tastefully adorned environments paired with the state-of-the-art equipment and delivery suites,” Dr Sumana Manohar, Gynaecologist, Apollo Cradle SMR.
Apollo Cradle,SMR is well known for dealing with high risk obstetrics such as patients with pre-eclampsia, liver dysfunction, neurological problems, cardiac diseases, placental problems and fetal anomalies since the time of its inception,” said Dr. JaishreeGajaraj, Gynecologist,Apollo Cradle, SMR.
The event concluded with the launch of 4 specialty clinics in cradle that includes High Risk pregnancy, Urinary Continence Clinic, Sexual Health Clinic and a sub specialty for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
About Apollo Hospitals group:
It was in 1983, that Dr.Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour bylaunching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years ApolloHospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runsthe world’s leading solid organ transplant program.Now, as Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing andHospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials,epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Center acrossAsia, Africa and Australia.In a rare honor, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’scontribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr.Prathap C Reddy,was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the ApolloHospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently rankedamongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.