During pregnancy, there are so many details to resolve, so many concerns before the baby is born and among all, one of the most important is to choose the maternity that your baby will be born.
But how to choose motherhood? What should I seek to know? For mothers who still don’t know which way to go, we will give you some tips so that you can find what you want and have your baby in the place you like.
Safety for the Mother
As in the prenatal phase, your choice of which obstetrician will accompany your pregnancy must prevail. Feeling safe is essential so that you can have a peaceful, healthy and scare-free pregnancy and so is it when choosing motherhood.
So do n’t leave that decision until the end of your pregnancy and start the journey of visits well in advance . Receiving tips from maternity hospitals that your friends had their babies is also very feasible, since everything that is well indicated can be good for you too, but it should be checked!
The second step is to check which maternities your health plan has coverage for and also if you are going to deliver with the prenatal care obstetrician , which maternities he attends, he can even give you a list of options.
For those who are being monitored by SUS you can request maternity options in the region , but will usually be directed to the nearest maternity hospital.
For those who do not have health insurance and wish to pay for a private delivery, the doctor of your choice can discuss what options they can provide and pass the budget for each location, since each hospital usually charges different amounts. and so you can choose the ideal maternity.
List of indications at hand and now what to do? Now it’s time to schedule visits to see where your baby is likely to be born. Keep in mind that not always a beautiful building with good hospitality means that it will have a good assistance for you and your baby, especially in case of an emergency, so talk to your doctor about it too as it is the most suitable to inform if the maternity hospital is equipped to assist you in more isolated cases.
What to Check During the Maternity Visit?
With the list of maternity hospitals in hand, you will be able to enter each of their websites. Normally, all information that indicates the regularization of the place before the responsible bodies is informed on the website, as well as information that has undergone thorough quality processes such as ISO and ONA3 that indicate the credibility and trust of the company in question.
See the fastest route to maternity and how long it can take to arrive during peak hours where the car transition is much longer and inevitably has traffic.
After all imagine you in labor having to cross the city with the traffic a chaos and nothing can be done? Using common sense at this time is very important too! Call the maternity hospital and schedule your visit! Invite the father to know the environment too and be able to give his opinion, knowing the maternity in person makes all the difference.
Usually the maternity units have a team that works with a scheduled time to present the maternity and all its facilities, informing about their equipment, accommodations and even the nursery.
Take all your doubts, ask what you think is necessary to leave well informed about the place and thus be able to compare with the other maternity hospitals that you will visit and finally choose the ideal maternity hospital.
Some maternity hospitals offer a room known as the Delivery room, which contains a bathtub for use during labor and delivery, a relaxation ball and background music. Also ask about companions and if you want to have a doula, check the possibility as some maternities only allow the accompaniment of one person, in this case the father.
Accomodations and Escort
In the rooms check how the accommodations are and if in the liberated case the presence of a companion has a bed or armchair so you can sleep or rest. Analyze the bathroom of the room as well as the comforts offered by the hospital as you will spend 2 to 3 days on average hospitalized until discharge.
Also check how it works in relation to baby care , as in some maternities the baby is always in the room with the mother regardless of having had a cesarean or having a normal delivery. In others, aiming at the woman’s recovery, the baby stays directly in the nursery only returning to the room at the time of breastfeeding .
A situation that we do not usually think about and much less want to go through is using the ICU and the maternity emergency department. But it is necessary to know if, in case of an emergency, there will be a team and an adequate ward to serve you or even your baby with all the equipment and conditions necessary to give the best immediate care.
UTI Neo Natal
Confirm the existence and visit the neonatal ICU , in case of need after birth be sure that he will receive adequate care in his first hours of life.
If you do not have a Neonatal ICU in the maternity hospital, if necessary, your baby can be transferred to another location, so it is extremely important to be aware of this information before making your decision and choosing the maternity hospital.
Choosing the ideal maternity will not be an easy task and you should not make the decision on the first visit. Go to all the maternity hospitals on your list, ask everything you want to know and check all the possibilities before making your final decision.
Do not be enchanted by the appearance of a 5 star resort of some maternity hospitals, after all what you need at this moment is not luxury, but adequate, respectful service and a safe place to give birth.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.