There are many reasons that an individual should keep in mind while selecting the best maternity hospital for giving birth to your special one. It’s important to select the correct hospital to ensure a safe delivery. Pregnancy can be tough and painful but it is also the most special time in a woman’s life. Different stages of motherhood and pregnancy require attention on different issues.
A Checklist is Provided to Ensure a Happy Pregnancy and Child Birth:
1. Proper Vaccination Facilities and Testing
It must be ensured that the hospital is equipped with all kinds of facilities for tests and proper vaccination of the would-be-mother. Important blood tests and other facilities should be available for testing any abnormality or ensuring a healthy and timely growth of the fetus.
2. Presence of Nutritionist
Now-a-days it is very important to take a proper diet for a healthy growth of the expected one and to maintain proper nutrition of the mommy-to-be too. A healthy diet plays an important role during pregnancy for the proper nourishment of the fetus.
While Giving Birth:
1. Distance of the Hospital from Home
It is very important to ensure that the distance of the hospital; you are going to give birth in, is not too far from your home and the road to the hospital is not a congested one because if in case you have a labor pain you need to rush to the hospital as soon as possible.
2. Availability of a Pediatrician
Your child will need a qualified medical assistance right after birth. The first few weeks after the birth of a baby are very much important. Selecting a hospital which has a best pediatrician and other medical consultants is very crucial.
3. Stem Cell Preservation
To keep the later life of baby secured from severe illnesses, the umbilical cord of the mother’s womb which is rich in stem cells needs to be preserved. Try to choose a hospital where this option is available.
4. Proper Estimation of Medical Charges
This is one of the most important factors while choosing a hospital. Get a proper estimation of the expenditure and see whether it matches your budget.
Take a wise decision keeping all these points in mind. This is the first and the most precious gift that you are giving to your expected loved one!
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