There might be other me-toos like the smell of rain soaked earth or that of a freshly printed book, but nothing can rival the fragrance of a newborn’s skin, or the innocent smile on the petal-pink lips, or the love that pours out as joyous tears from a mother’s eyes. For every parent, the moment is unique, unforgettable.
Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital was born as a clinical excellence program of Apollo Hospitals. Conceived not as a hospital but as a birthing centre that replicates the snugness and familiarity of a home, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital approaches childbirth from the standpoint of the would-be-mom. There are Fertility solutions for those who haven’t been able to conceive, Counselling for the worried ones, Pregnancy care and Training sessions for the lucky ones, maternity services for the new moms and Pediatric care for the newborns.
On offer are advanced antenatal, birthing, post-partum, neonatal and gynecology services from a premium, state-of-the-art ambience that spells warmth and comfort, delivered by a team that believes as much in empathy as in excellence. What also gives Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital an unbeatable edge is the sheer confidence of Apollo Hospitals’ tertiary support at the distance of a phone call. To put it simply, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital maternity and children’s hospital is about making the life-altering nine months not only joyous as a result of the personalized care lavished on every mom-to-be, but worth all the doubts, the aches and the butterflies.
Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital’s Labour Delivery Rooms are a result of careful thought and consideration. LDR successfully amalgamate labour, delivery and recovery facilities, ensuring that mothers don’t suffer from the discomfort of being moved between labour and pre/post-operative recovery bay. These are designed with soft, soothing colours and equipped with multi-positioning beds that adjust to accommodate a variety of birthing positions. You can also customise the ambience with a selection of your favourite music tracks, to further heighten a sense of peace and calm. These are designed to ensure absolute privacy, and are fully equipped with all medical facilities necessary for a normal delivery. These are also located close to the operation theatres in the event that the mother or baby may need additional care.
At Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, we take the promise of offering our patients timely advice and assessment very seriously. Essential tools to facilitate this are ultrasound scans, which help provide detailed information about both the mother, as well as the development of the child.
Adhering to a high standard of quality, our Obstetrical Ultrasound Units come equipped with state-of-the-art 4D/5D imaging systems. Through this, we ensure that accurate diagnosis of fetal development, as well as detailed assessment reports, are regularly taken to ensure that the right treatment is prescribed at the right time. Ultrasound images can also add to the joy of the experience, offering expecting parents the opportunity of seeing their baby growing and becoming an individual in their own right.
During emergencies, time is of essence. Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital has robust transfer procedures in place to immediately respond to critical medical situations. Our fully loaded state-of-the-art ambulances feature advanced life-saving equipment like ventilators and are manned by emergency management teams. We respond 24×7 to crisis calls. Whether it is an emergency delivery or transfer of a critically ill newborn into our level III NICU with us you are always in safe hands.
Your Stay Packages
If you have been given an admission date, we encourage you to pre-register with the Centre as early as possible to ensure admission without any delays.
Choice of Delivery Package
LSCS (C-Section) With Tubectomy
Choice of Accommodation Varied levels of accommodation are available to suit every budget
Semi Deluxe Room
Super Deluxe Room
Hospital Bills The Hospital will generate an estimate of your total hospital bill for the admission. This includes the Consultant’s professional fees but does not include emergency visits, cross referrals, cases with complications and charges for any procedure not specified at the time of admission. Therefore, the finally billed amount may vary from the estimate given. Your understanding is sought in this matter.
Maternity Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE MEASURES I NEED TO TAKE BEFORE I GET PREGNANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY?
When you start thinking about trying to have a baby you should
Visit a doctor for a pre-pregnancy checkup to detect medical or genetic conditions which can be passed onto your child and for an overall health checkup
Focus on foods that contain necessary nutrients such as folic acid for preconception, followed by supplemental support.
Practice some pre-pregnancy exercises such as walking, yoga, Lamaze or water aerobics
Reduce stress using some simple stress relieving techniques such as breathing exercises, visualisation techniques
Adopt a healthy lifestyle. You could quit smoking and alcohol
[faq title="WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS THAT I’M EXPECTING?"]
You may notice some subtle signs of pregnancy – fatigue, nausea, frequent urination, aversions to foods that you usually love, morning sickness, breast swelling and tenderness, and a missed period if you are very regular with menstruation. A pregnancy test is a way to know for sure.
WHAT ARE THE DOS AND DON’TS, NOW THAT I’M PREGNANT?
Have a healthy and balanced meal. Get all essential vitamins and minerals, leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, proteins and calcium rich food.
Light to moderate exercise is recommended for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Practice clean hygiene. Take regular showers and always wash your hands with soap before preparing food, meals, after handling raw meat and using the bathroom.
Paint- Let somebody else paint the baby’s room. Pregnant women shouldn’t be exposed to toxic substances and chemicals, which include paint and cleaning solvents.
Get an X-ray- Get an X-ray only if necessary. It is highly advised to avoid tests like X-rays and mammograms while pregnant because they can be dangerous to your growing baby. If you need to have an X-ray, make sure that your doctor knows you are pregnant so they can take extra precautions.
[faq title="HOW DO I CALCULATE MY BABY’S DUE DATE?"]
The average pregnancy lasts for 280 days or approximately 40 weeks from the last menstrual cycle. So if your last period were on 1st Jan, your due date would approximately be 7-Oct. Remember this will be an estimate and not an absolute certainty.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE SEX WHEN PREGNANT?
Typically, sex is perfectly safe during pregnancy – right up to delivery. Therefore, put aside your doubts and fears that intercourse will hurt your baby. It is essential to know that the amniotic sac, the uterus, and the mucus plug in the cervix all provide robust protection for your baby. However, sometimes, your doctor may tell you to abstain from intercourse while you’re pregnant. This is to avoid unpleasant situations if you risk premature labour, or if you suffer from placenta previa (the placenta is too close to the cervix), or if you have had vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy.
WHAT CAN I DO TO RELIEVE PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS?
Here are a few tips for preventing some of the most common pregnancy symptoms:Vomiting and Nausea: Get up slowly in the morning as movement can make nausea worse. Don’t let your stomach empty. It is advised that you eat five or six small meals throughout the day, drink plenty of fluids, get some fresh air and avoid fatty foods that are hard to digest.
Cramps in the legs: Exercise regularly, get plenty of fluids, and avoid sitting in the same position for a prolonged period. It is essential to stretch your legs before going to bed by straightening your heel first and then wiggling your toes. Massage your feet and apply heat to relieve a cramp.
A backache: Wear low-heeled shoes with good arch support to avoid straining your lower back muscles. Avoid lifting heavy objects or standing for extended periods of time. Make sure your mattress is firm, and that chairs you sit in have good back support. Don’t take medications for back pain unless approved by your doctor. Try a heating pad, warm water bottle, or cold pack instead.
HOW CAN I PREVENT STRETCH MARKS?
Approximately 90% pregnant women develop stretch marks as their body grows during pregnancy on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and breasts. You can try to prevent such stretch marks by drinking lots of water to keep your skin hydrated, massage your skin with a moisturiser or oil that is high in vitamin A and vitamin E and by consuming a diet that’s rich in skin-supporting vitamins – E, C, A, and zinc.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT SHOULD I GAIN DURING PREGNANCY?
The average woman should gain about 1-2 kg during her first three months of pregnancy, and 0.5kg a week for the remainder of her pregnancy. If you’re at a healthy weight before pregnancy, gain between 11-16 kg during pregnancy. If you are overweight before pregnancy, gain 7-11 kg. If you are underweight before pregnancy, gain 13-18 kg. For multiple births, consult your doctor. Usually, you should gain about 16-20 kg for twins.
Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital aims to provide the superior quality of patient care. We at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital offer treatments or procedures by using the advanced technology and also maintains mere transparency throughout the treatment. Our team of doctors is well-skilled and highly qualified to handle any patient’s condition. The state-of-the-art medical infrastructure and facilities follow international protocols of safety and efficiency. For those occasions when a newborn baby needs extra care, there is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A High Dependency Unit (HDU) is in place for patients who need close monitoring. On the rare occasion where a mother might need temporary intensive care, she is stabilized in the HDU and then transferred to the nearest Apollo Hospital which has all the essential medical staff and technology for any and every emergency. The patient transfer procedures are robust too, with each Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital having its own fully-equipped ambulance. We leave nothing to chance, so we report very low rate of complications at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital as we assure all the expectant mothers undergo a thorough pre-assessment and pre-delivery check. Patient safety is the cardinal aspect of Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital. Hence, we say “You are in safe hands.”