Prevent Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth

Planning and Preparations for the Best Maternal-Fetal Health

Parents Share Their experiences on Preeclampsia and High-risk Pregnancy

Prevent Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth
Ms. Rinnada Jindara is a mother who experienced the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth after doctors detected a 10 cm tumor in her uterus while she was pregnant. When she was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it placed her pregnancy at high risk of preeclampsia, and the baby being born at a smaller than average size due to decreased blood flow in the uterus and placenta. Not only that, but doctors also detected that she had cervical insufficiency (a short cervix), which is known to cause miscarriage or preterm birth. How did she get through this crisis? Click to hear Ms. Rinnada share her experience

Prevent Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth
Listen to Mr. Nito Lim share about the time he and his wife were having monochorionic-monoamniotic twins. As this type of cases are rare, it was hard for them to find a specialized doctor who knew exactly how to handle their condition. Most twin pregnancies are considered high-risk, and in this case his wife carried monochorionic-monoamniotic twins, increasing the risk significantly – especially the risks of umbilical cord entanglement. If not monitored carefully, this potentially dangerous pregnancy condition can lead to the loss of both fetuses. They share their experience on seeking for consultations at several hospitals before they decided to fly from Cambodia to receive the care and the treatment with our doctor at Samitivej Hospital. Click to hear Mr. Lim describe their experience of having monochorionic-monoamniotic twins

Prevention of Preterm Birth with the 3P Concept

Preterm Birth is the name given to any birth which takes place before the pregnancy has reached 37 weeks. In addition to being the most common cause of neonatal deaths, preterm births also present a number of both short and long-term complications for the baby, including a heightened risk of respiratory disease, brain hemorrhage, intestinal problems, blindness and slowed development.

The risk factors associated with preterm births include a history of preterm births, short cervical length, being pregnant with twins, or medical complications such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

With the 3P Concept (Prediction, Prevention, and Health Promotion), it is possible to reduce the risk of preterm birth by 50% (compared to the WHO’s target).

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Samitivej’s Specialists in Preeclampsia and Helping Prevent Preterm Birth

Assoc. Prof. Boonsri Chanrachakul, M.D., PhD, MSc (Medical Genetics), head of our medical team for preeclampsia and preterm birth prevention, is an obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He researched and invented a method for the prevention of preterm birth in mothers with high risk pregnancies using the 3P concept, and was awarded the Winning Research Award at the BDMS ANNUAL MEETING 2018.

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Assoc. Prof. Boonsri Chanrachakul, M.D., PhD, MSc (Medical Genetics) also has many research papers published in a variety of local and international medical journals, and has been invited to lecture at many academic conferences, including The 1st World Congress on Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine in London, England; the 8th Annual Academic Conference of the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Thailand) “Working Together to The Best Maternal and Fetal Health”; The 10th National Congress in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Vientiane, Laos.

Assoc. Prof. Boonsri Chanrachakul, M.D., PhD, MSc (Medical Genetics) places great priority on maternal-fetal healthcare, and understands the needs and concerns of pregnant mothers. He has, therefore, worked to bring the best of technology and medical expertise as well as precise diagnosis from specialized medical teams to help prevent and reduce preterm births and to ensure mothers and babies are safe, healthy and strong.

Thewin Dejthevaporn, M.D.
obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Bonkoch Naraphut, M.D.
obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Assist. Prof. Patama Promsonthi, M.D.
obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Anyarin Preechapornprasert, M.D.
obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Chantarat Suratanakavikul, M.D.
obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Helpful Information for Mothers Planning on Giving Birth in Thailand

As a couple, you’re likely go through an emotional roller coaster upon being told that you are having a child. This monumental event will forever change your lives. Once you’ve taken some time to enjoy and celebrate this special news, you will probably start wondering and planning to make sure you have  the best for your child. It all begins with making sure your receive the care and professional monitoring needed to have a smooth and healthy pregnancy.

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