Expecting a baby is one of life’s most thrilling experiences. Dr Kunde and his team of professional midwives are committed to ensuring that pregnancy and childbirth is a truly positive and rewarding experience for the couple, by complementing top-class medical care with sensitivity, comfort and compassion.
Couples wishing to have their baby under the care of Dr Kunde can choose to have their pregnancy care and delivery either at the Westminster Maternity Suite in St Thomas' Hospital or The Portland Hospital. Thus you have the choice of two reputed private maternity care units in London with access to world-class medical facilities that include well equiped delivery suites and operation theatres, patient-centred midwifery and nursing care, special care and intesive care baby units run by highly skilled staff, and state of the art 3D and 4D ultrasound scanning facilities which complement the personalised and one to one care which Dr Kunde provides.
Dr Kunde is an NHS consultant at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital therefore he has practising privileges at the Westminster Maternity Suite where he delivers most of the pregnant women who book under his care. However he offers the flexibility of having your baby at the The Portland Hospital if you wish.
Dr Kunde’s pregnancy care package is designed for those couples who prefer to see a consultant obstetrician for one to one care throughout pregnancy.
Dr Kunde will advise you on all aspects of your antenatal care and delivery. This will include information about all types of birth from normal deliveries through to caesarean section that will help you to make an informed choice depending on how your pregnancy is progressing.
Some mothers discover late in their pregnancy that they require a caesarean section for medical reasons. For example the baby may be in breech position and a caesarean section may be necssary for safe delivery of your baby. If you have health insurance then your delivery may be covered by your insurance. Dr Kunde is registered as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with all major healthcare insurance companies to deliver care to pregnant women. He accepts late bookings and would be able to deliver your baby under your medical insurance policy.
A midwife will be present throughout your labour and delivery to assist Dr Kunde. Dr Kunde works with senior and experienced midwives who will care for you whilst you remain in the hospital after your delivery. The midwives will also provide continued support with breast feeding and care of your baby.
PAIN RELIEF IN LABOUR
Dr Kunde will discuss pain relief in labour with you during one of your antenatal appointments. If you wish, Dr Kunde will arrange for you to meet a consultant anaesthetist prior to delivery to discuss epidural analgesia when labour starts. One of the five consultant anaesthetists with whom Dr Kunde works will be able to provide this information and answer all your questions.
CARE OF THE BABY
All babies born at the Westminster Maternity Suite and The Portland Hospital receive a full examination by a consultant paediatrician prior to discharge from the hospital. If you wish to have ongoing care for the baby privately you will have the opportunity to discuss this with the paediatrician or Dr Kunde will be able to arrange this for you.
It is important that the mother and the baby continue to get the support in the postnatal period after they are discharged home from the hospital. The staff at private unit where you deliver will contact the community midwife team in your area so that you are seen for postnatal checks by the midwife and the health visitor. Dr Kunde works very closely with a team of professional midwives who provide postnatal care for mothers at home and support for breast feeding. If you feel the need for additional support, Dr Kunde will be able to arrange for one of these midwives to attend to your needs at home. Looking after a newborn baby can be daunting and the midwives who work with Dr Kunde can also provide ongoing support for you to care for the baby in the comfort of your home.