After the hard work of delivery of a baby, many mothers have questions about when they should start to exercises, or return to their usual exercise routine. This guide should help with some of those questions.
You and your surgeon have discussed the results of your tests and you are now ready for the next steps in your care. We want you to learn what to expect before, during and after your breast surgery. There are a number of people who will be involved in your care. You and your family are the most important members of the team. Team members are: your surgeon and resident surgeons; nurses in the Breast Health Clinic, Pre-op/ Day Surgery, Operating Room, and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit; the anesthetis…
You and your surgeon have discussed the results of your tests and you are now ready for the next steps in your care. We want you to learn what to expect before, during and after your breast surgery. There are a number of people who will be involved in your care. You and your family are the most important members of the Team. Team members include: your Surgeon and resident surgeons; Nurses in the Breast Health Clinic, Pre-op/ Day Surgery, Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and the Inpatie…
Women who have had a baby by cesarean section(c-section)often give birth vaginally in their next pregnancy. The medical literature has shown that a vaginal delivery after cesarean section will safely occur in 60-80% of women who attempt VBAC.
What is a balloon catheter? A Balloon Catheter is a soft tube. The tip is placed through the opening of your cervix into the lower part of the uterus. A small balloon at the end of the tube is inflated with water.
What is Prostin®? Prostin is a gel containing the medication Dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). It is placed in the upper vagina and is active for six hours. It cannot be removed once placed.
What is Cervidil®? How dies it help start labour? What can I do at home while the Cervidil is in place?
What is a Cystoscopy? This is a procedure that uses a small telescope (cystoscope) with a lens and light to see the inside of the bladder and urethra (where the urine comes out).
Having day surgery (with Adult Surgical Services, Women's & Newborn Health Program, IWK Women's Site) means you will not stay at the hospital overnight. You will come to the IWK Health Centre the day of surgery, and then return home after a short stay in the Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU).
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. A D & C is done for different reasons, such as; for heavy bleeding, bleeding after menopause or to remove tissue after miscarriage.
Managing care for a miscarriage.
Labour slows down the rate at which food is emptied from the stomach. As a result, it is possible for the mother undergoing a general anesthetic (or even an anesthetic where she is awake) to vomit and possibly inhale the vomited material into the lungs. Members of the Women's and Obstetrical Anesthesia Department are happy to discuss this issue and answer questions at any time. This handout is to be given out with PL-0816, "The Choice of Home Birth."
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. The endometrium heals by scarring, which usually reduces or stops uterine bleeding.
What is an Endometrial Biopsy? Endometrium is the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. An Endometrial Biopsy is the removal of a sample of the endometrium. Definition, how and why performed, follow-up instructions.
All about having gynaecology surgery at the IWK Health Centre. After going to Admitting, present to the pre-operative area on the 3rd floor IWK Women's Site. You will be directed to an area where a nurse will help you prepare for surgery. You will change into a hospital gown. Glasses, contact lenses, partial plates and dentures must be removed. If you have capped teeth, crowns, bridges, or plates, tell the nurse or anesthetist.
A hysterectomy may be performed in different ways. Through discussion with your physician, the operation which is best suited for you will be chosen. Your ovaries may or may not be removed at the time of surgery. Your doctor may discuss removing your fallopian tubes as well, with our without your ovaries. Should a problem be found, your surgeon may remove one, or both ovaries. As long as you have one ovary, you will continue to produce female hormones.
A tubal occlusion procedure is a permanent irreversible birth control method. The procedure involves placing a metal (and fiber) coil in your fallopian tubes through your cervix (opening to your womb). this brochures discusses the benefits of the procedure, the procedure itself and its after effects.
A hysteroscope is a narrow telescope-like instrument used to look inside the uterus (womb). It is inserted through the vagina and in through the cervix (neck of the womb).
Induction means to artificially start labour, before labour starts on its own. The aim of induction is to start your labour and encourage a vaginal birth.
[In French] What is an Endometrial Biopsy? Endometrium is the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. An Endometrial Biopsy is the removal of a sample of the endometrium. Definition, how and why performed, follow-up instructions.