How to choose the hospital?
When the expectant mother is preparing for the birth of the baby, she is extremely concerned about the question of where this crucial moment will occur and he will finally be born. All the long 9 months she takes care of her future toddler, fulfills the doctor's orders and reads smart books, but for some reason, not every future mother in advance puzzles with the matter of the maternity home, postponing it for later.
On the one hand, this is correct, because problems are logical to solve as they are received, but, on the other hand, pregnancy is a complicated thing, and only 4% of women give birth on time, which they establish during observations and consultations. In most cases, this is a kind of lottery in which you never know how fate will turn.
It is very sad if the maternity hospital you have planned, for example, closes for disinfection or closes for repairs, and it happens! And then, it is necessary to rely on chance - where the ambulance will take, there will have to give birth. But the birth of a child is not at all the situation in which you can rely on "whether that will be"!
No, of course, if the body of a young mommy is completely healthy and the whole pregnancy proceeds without any problems and ailments, then, in fact, you should not worry too much about the birth process, because their success, in many respects, depends on the woman herself.
But according to disappointing statistics, absolutely healthy women are extremely rare today, especially since there can always be some kind of force majeure situation in which the qualifications of a doctor and sufficient technical equipment of a maternity hospital can play a crucial role.
That is why it is so important to be concerned about this issue in advance, and not 2 weeks before the intended birth, because you can not make it in time! But how to choose a good hospital? By what principles should we discard the objectionable, and by what distinguish quite good options? This is where the mass of questions that a pregnant woman cannot find answers to begin to arise in her head.
But, do not worry and everything is solved gradually. Maternity wards or maternity hospitals are located in almost every district of the city, so if it happens that you suddenly do not have time to make a choice, you will be taken to the nearest one and will take birth there.And yet, in order to feel calm, it is better to study the options you have in the city and weigh the pros and cons.
We collect information
How to start? Many girls first of all turn to their recently or long-born girlfriends, who can tell in detail what, where and how they have proceeded, express their opinions and advise some options.
However, it is worth noting that this opinion is subjective, for some it is important that the maternity hospital simply be clean and calm, and someone needs a personal shower and toilet, and that they feed more tasty.
The same applies to the reviews of women on the Internet, who express their own impressions regarding some issues, it’s worth treating them like a simple collection of rules and information about a maternity hospital.
All the "ratings" received are important to analyze and think independently, to draw conclusions about whether the maternity home is close to your home (sometimes this is a very important factor), how it deals with the staff and what type of ward it provides, what rules and what services can be get extra charge.
It often happens that it seems important and essential for you, it may absolutely not worry the other, so you need to make a choice based on your own data analysis. Be sure to examine the existing sites of maternity hospitals, even better if you, of course, have familiar doctors, who from personal experience could advise you the best options.
What you need to know?
What is worth paying attention to when dealing with such an important issue? Reading and learning is good, and it is even better to go on your own to a place of interest to you, where you can personally talk with staff, doctors, and even women in labor. Fortunately, today it has become much more accessible than some 15-20 years ago.
Be sure to inspect the sanitary conditions, whether there is a shower and where it is located, where the toilet is and how often bed linen is changed. Examine the wards, specify what are available and how many places in them. For example, some new mothers prefer individual chambers, where they are immediately placed with the child, and before discharge there may be a husband or a mother with them. Someone is more comfortable with variants with multi-room chambers, where babies are brought only to feed.
What is better - just choose you.Now the majority of maternity hospitals practice the joint stay of mother and baby, according to experts and mothers themselves, such a scheme favorably affects both them and the well-being of the newborn.
In these wards, two women in labor can be accommodated, and for a fee you can get an individual number. Usually, the baby is brought almost immediately after birth, if there are no problems with its health and well-being.
Be sure to find out if there is an intensive care unit in a particular maternity hospital, and what equipment is used in severe cases - old or new. Of course, I want to believe that everything will go well and without complications, but it is better to be safe in advance, you never know.
If you are planning an unconventional way of childbirth, for example, in water, in a vertical position or you are interested in partner childbirth, be sure to clarify whether this possibility exists and, if so, how this can be done.
It is also worth knowing whether paid or free medicines are used, maybe something worth buying or buying a better quality equivalent. Find out what you need to take with you for childbirth, what set you need to prepare for the baby and the mother in labor.
Paid or free?
Many future mummies are tormented by this question for a long time: take advantage of the free delivery scheme or still be safe and conclude a paid contract.
First, remember, it is expensive - not always good, sometimes the same doctors that take delivery in free clinics, then work as tolls, besides, the losers meet, therefore you need to know the qualifications of an obstetrician-gynecologist in advance. meet him up to date X.
On the other hand, if you have the opportunity, and you are convinced of the reliability of a particular specialist, then why not, because in paid clinics, as you know, the conditions are better and the attitude of the staff itself.
Prices for such services will vary from the level of the clinic itself, you never know, maybe you decide to give birth somewhere in Europe. Usually a paid contract is concluded somewhere in the 36th week of pregnancy, all the conditions are stipulated, they must be carefully studied in order to know later what you can count on and what, if necessary, you have the right to demand.
The main thing is not to worry and make the right choice!