General Obstetrics

Introduction to General Obstetrics

This division provides comprehensive service for low risk pregnant women. It is organized into the Red Team and the Blue Team, each led by a consultant obstetrician. Both teams provide similar services. We are also heavily involved in the teaching of medical students and training of interns, family physicians and Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists.

Clinical services

Antenatal care and postnatal care are conducted in Tsan Yuk Hospital / Queen Mary Hospital, in collaboration with Maternity and Child Health Centres (of the Department of Health) in Hong Kong West and Outlying Islands. Shared care with private obstetricians is also available as an option.

Antenatal classes (Chinese and English) are run by our midwives and are opened to women who have booked with us for delivery. Antenatal and postnatal exercise classes are conducted by physiotherapists.

All deliveries are conducted in Queen Mary Hospital. Most normal deliveries are conducted by midwives. In-house obstetricians, anaesthesiologists and neonatologists are available 24 hours. All babies, except those who need special baby care, are roomed in with their mothers to facilitate establishment of breast feeding and early bonding. Early discharge (48 hours after delivery) for uncomplicated deliveries minimizes the disruption in family life. Support after discharge is provided by ambulatory day care service.

Teaching and other activities

  • General obstetric team Grand Round and teaching round: Tuesday am
  • Obstetric teaching round: Thursday am
  • Journal club and research meeting (joint with perinatalogy and prenatal diagnosis divisions): Monday noon
  • Clinical audit meetings: Monday morning
  • Perinatal round with neonatal team: Friday pm

Clinics

Clinic Time
Obstetric new case clinic (in Tsan Yuk Hospital) Tuesday pm and Thursday pm
Obstetric old case / postnatal clinic (in Queen Mary Hospital) Monday pm, Tuesday am and Friday am
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