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Specialised clinic for women with early pregnancy complication introduced at AKUH

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University Hospital has introduced an Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic
(EPAC). One of its kind, the EPAC is a specialised one stop clinic that
addresses any early pregnancy problems during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
often referred to as the first trimester. This enables specialists to provide
urgent and sensitive care including making immediate decisions on the
management options of the patients.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: helvetica;">The clinic is beneficial to women who are less than twelve weeks pregnant and may
be experiencing problems such as bleeding (could be spotting or heavy
bleeding), abdominal pain such as cramps in the tummy, along the pelvic or back
pain, suspected miscarriage, suspected ectopic pregnancy and follow up
treatment as well as pre-conception counseling and advice. It also benefits
women who have had recurrent miscarriages and are pregnant or plan to get
pregnant. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: helvetica;">The EPAC will be a one-stop service, with same day early pregnancy scans and
relevant additional tests. Couples attending the clinic can expect immediate
discussion of their results and timely decision making.   </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University Hospital currently provides evidence based antenatal screening
and care to expectant mothers and a modern state of the art maternal and
newborn unit fully equipped with a dedicated maternity theatre, water birth
facilities and a multidisciplinary team of specialists. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: helvetica;">Newborn babies that need critical care, close monitoring and high level of supervision
are attended to by neonatal paeditricians and neonatal nurses at the Neonatal
High Dependency Unit (NHDU) and  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Specific clinics are also offered for fertility and reproductive endocrinology.</span></p>
 

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