Most mom-to-be's have never been patients in hospitals before actually giving birth. Hence, the decision can be confusing and daunting! Luckily, hospitals today have all the comforts and facilities to make this experience as painless and comfortable as possible. Here are a few tips and questions to ask before choosing the perfect birthing place for your little one.
1. How far you have to travel in labour
If you choose to give birth in a hospital or a birth centre you're likely to have to travel there while you're having contractions. Think about how far you're prepared to travel to give birth, as this will impact your options.
2. Look out for specialist medical care or facilities
If you have a disability or a medical condition that needs the support of a doctor you might require specialist facilities which will only be available in certain units. These are usually specific to maternity units. Choosing a speciality maternity hospitals would be a good idea in this case. Also, keeping a look out for neonatal i.e most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns is also imperative. e.g Motherhood Hospital is one such facility in India.
Image : Neonatal ICU at Motherhood Hospital, Bangalore
3. Learn about educational offerings and your postnatal care
In addition to serving as the potential site of your baby’s birth, there can be several facilities - lamazze classes, post natal yoga, prenatal classes, breastfeeding support etc that are provided by special maternity hospitals. These facilities can be a good resource for learning more about becoming a mom.
4. Warm & Loving Environment
Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in the lives of expecting parents, but it can be very stressful too. What both mother and baby need at a time like this is not only medical care, but also a warm and loving environment. Looking out for such hospitals and speciality care units is a must.
If you keep these tips in mind, you'll be able to make the right choice.
Bangalore Mom-To-Be's - Do check out Motherhood hospital which not only has a loving and warm environment but also the country’s finest gynaecologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, and paediatricians for you. And guess what! we have a special offer only for customers at MOMZJOY ! USE CODE : MHMZ when registering and you can get a host of PRE-NATAL and POST-NATAL services complimentary. Visit the link for more information : http://www.motherhoodindia.com/exclusive-package-for-momzjoy-customers/
I completely agree that second thought has to be considered in choosing the hospital for pregnancy care or post-pregnancy care. The hospital’s records and history will be the main factor to look for. The experience and service of a Gynecologist can lead to a successful delivery.