Factors To Consider When Choosing A Maternity Hospital

Posted by Sneha R
September 28, 2017

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Pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful journey, which can be made or spoilt by a doctor and hospital choice. It is thus important that you choose the hospital you want to deliver in with a lot of care to enjoy this best experience of life.

A number of factors need to be considered when you choose the maternity hospital in Gurgaon.

Distance from home

When you choose a hospital for pregnancy in Gurgaon, it is crucial that you select one that is close to the place you stay. A baby can come announced and if the hospital is far away it will be painful for you to reach the hospital in labour. Thus consider the traffic jams and choose a hospital that is in close proximity to your residence.

Infrastructure of the hospital

The hospital should be well equipped to handle an emergency in case of any complication that arises. They should have an in-house blood bank, a laboratory and a NICU in case the baby has any after birth issues that need critical care.

Budget

Look for hospitals that are within your budget. However, it is important that you do not compromise on the expertise of the doctor and the services offered by the hospital. Your medical insurance may cover some hospitals for pregnancy and childbirth. You can shortlist based on the list provided by the insurance company so that you do not end up paying a huge amount for your delivery.

C-section and normal delivery

The hospital should provide the success rate of its C-section and normal delivery. Also, ensure that you choose a hospital that promotes normal delivery.

Lactation consultant

A lactation consultant in-house can assist you with any questions that you may have regarding breastfeeding. They will also help to clear myths that you may have about breastfeeding.

Neonatologist

The hospital should have a neonatologist who is someone that specialises in caring for a newborn. This will help a new mother who may be clueless of how to care for the little one.

Length of stay

You should know in advance the approximate length of stay at the hospital in case there are no complications in delivery. This will help you prepare for your stay at the hospital.

Nurse to patient ratio

Look for hospitals that have a lesser nurse to patient ratio. This will help you know how well you will be taken care of.

Spouse in the delivery room

If you are particular that your husband is allowed in the delivery room and witness the birth, then you should be informed about the rules of the hospital before you finalise on one.

Post-natal assistance

A postnatal body needs equal care as a pregnant body. It is important that the hospital provides a dedicated nurse to the new mother. There should also be a dietician appointed for the new mother.

The journey of a woman through pregnancy and childbirth can be really stressful if the right guidance and care are not provided to her.

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