Newbridge Women Health Clinic

Family Planning

WHEN TO HAVE CHILDREN ?

We provide family plans to enable the people to make informed choices about their life and productive health, in other words, when to have children. It’s very useful birth control for female & male couples who wish to limit the number of children they have or control the timing of pregnancy.

SPACING CHILDREN is an important aspect for executive couples as they have to decide when and how to physically and financially manage to care for their children, especially when the children have close ages. Are you ready for the responsibility of raising one or more children? Family Planning and Women Health Clinics can provide you the information you need to help decide.

Having a child within one year of the birth of another child puts a physical strain on the mother. There are more miscarriages, premature births, and low birth weight babies when the birth of children is spaced so close. The mother’s health is also affected during to this time, and having the proper vitamins and iron will help the mother health to be restored. Even though most women take vitamins during their pregnancies, they generally cannot keep up with the demand of second pregnancy. Visiting our clinic before or after such cases will prevent you from exposing to such circumstances.

Any child that is planned and wanted should be well.

We provide the following for Family Planning:

- Pre Pregnancy Counselling.

- Contraception and Emergency contraception.

- Pre Pregnancy Counselling.

- Miscarriage Counselling & Investigations.

Depo Provera Injection

Depo Provera is progestin-only long acting reversible hormonal contraceptive birth control drug. It’s given every 11 to 13 weeks (approximately 3 months). Depo Provera is 150 mg aqueous suspension of Medroxyprogesterone injected into muscle and the woman will be protected from pregnancy immediately after receiving each injection for 3 months.

Depo Provera is considered as perfect use because of the clinical trial measured efficiency during actual use.

Advantages of using Depo Provera:

  • Effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Long acting and requires to be injected at every 3 months only when its compared with normal contraceptive pills.
  • No oestrogen, no myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism (PE), no risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
  • Minimal drug interactions (compared to other hormonal contraceptives).
  • Depo Provera reduces the risk of endometrial cancer by 80% and is thought to be due to both the direct anti-proliferative effect on the endometrium and the indirect reduction of oestrogen levels by suppressions of ovarian follicular development.
  • Decreases the risk of iron deficiency anaemia, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and uterine fibroids.
  • Decreases incidence of ovulation pain and functional ovarian cysts.
  • Decreases incidence of seizures in women with epilepsy. And unlike most other hormonal contraceptives, Depo Provera's contraceptive effectiveness is not affected by enzyme-enducing antiepileptic drugs.

Contraception Using IMPLANON

Some women may wish to use hormonal birth control but may not be able to choose a method due oestrogen intolerance, So IMPLANON (which is progestin contraception) provides a hormonal alternative option. It is implantable hormonal contraceptive that is effective for up to 3 years. It's a single thin road progestin of 40 mm in length and 2 mm in diameter inserted through a small 0.25 " skin incision (usually the inside of the upper arm). When IMPLANON is properly inserted, it will protect the woman from pregnancy within the first 24 hours by continually releasing a low dose of progestin (about 60 to 70 micrograms per day) and the amount decreases over time. After the third year, IMPLANON will still release some hormone, but it will not be enough to prevent pregnancy.

We are here in Family Planning and Women Health Clinics help women to be protected from pregnancy by insertion of IMPLANON. It requires local anaesthetic and only takes a few minutes. Our professional way of insertion makes it invisible on the skin surface.

Contraception Using IMPLANON

  • Women over the age of 35 and smoke.
  • Women have a history of blood clots.
  • Women have blood presure.
  • Breast feeding mothers: it will not negatively affect milk production or harm a baby during nursing.

How IMPLANON works:

  • Stops ovulation.
  • Changes the cervical mucus making it harder for sperms to swim t.
  • Works on thinning the uterine lining, so it is less receptive implantation.

How IMPLANON works:

IMPLANON does not contain latex or silicone and will not dissolve, so it must be removed. The implant can be removed any time before the 3 years are up. After removal the women's ability to become pregnant returns quickly.

If you decide to remove IMPLANON, we can make the procedure of IMPLANON removal.

Contraception Using Copper Coil

Intrauterine Device (Copper Coil IUD)

IUD is a T-Shaped device made of plastic and copper and it is non-hormone IUD that can be left in place for 10 years. IUD is highly effective because it works primarily by preventing sperm from reaching and fertilising the egg. It may also prevent egg from attaching to the uterus. The contraceptive effectiveness of the IUD is enhanced by the continuous release of copper into the uterine cavity. It's useful for women who should not use hormones due to medical conditions like hypertension, breast cancer or uncontrolled diabetes. Unlike other hormonal contraceptives, IUD cause no weight gain and no daily or weekly routines, and it requires just monthly self-check. It requires small amount of local anaesthesia with - on patient demand- conscious sedation to make it completely painless procedure.

What we can do for you in Family Planning And Women Health Clinics?

  • Copper coil fitting.
  • Copper coil checkup and follow up.
  • Counselling and recommendation about this IUD contraceptive.
  • Copper coil removal.
  • Insertion is done under ultrasound guidance to eliminate uterine perforation.

Contraception Using Mirena Coil

Mirena Coil Intrauterine System (IUS)
Mirena is a contraceptive device that contains the active ingredient Levonorgestrel. It is an Intrauterine System (IUS) that is inserted into the womb in a similar way to a contraceptive coil. Levonorgestrel is a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone.
Levonorgestrel works by increasing the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb and makes it more difficult for sperm to cross through. Levonorgestrel also prevents the womb lining from thickening each month in preparation to receive a fertilised egg and accordingly this will stop any fertilised eggs from successful implanting on the wall of the womb.

Levonorgestrel may also prevent the release of an egg from the ovary, but this does not necessarily occur in all women who use the IUS.

We apply IUS at our clinics and provide the following services:

  • Minera coil fitting.
  • Mineral coil removal.
  • Counselling and recommendation about this IUS contraceptive.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is intended for occasional use especially when the primary methods of contraception fail or after unprotected sexual intercourse. In such cases, we can provide a quick and emergency solution to prevent the pregnancy. If you feel that your primary contraception has failed to protect you from pregnancy, don’t wait for tomorrow, and call us immediately or visit our clinic.

Solutions provided for emergency contraception in

Family Planning and Women Health Clinics:

  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) referred also to as Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive (EHC) or (morning after pills).
  • Intrauterine Devises (IUDs). It is usually used as a primary contraception method, but sometimes used as emergency contraception as alternative to ECPs which can be used up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Evaluating the like likelihood of pregnancy and the proper drug that should be given to the woman.