Maternity hospitals are the essential stop for mother and baby in the labor and delivery journey. What are the criteria to choose a maternity hospital? What is a mother-friendly hospital? What is a baby-friendly hospital? And how do these classifications affect labor and delivery? Find out the answers in this article.
This is where the expecting mother needs to decide what’s important for her, whether is it following a trend on social media, or the kind of medical care and prioritizing natural birth.
Finding out what protocols the hospital implements during birth and labor, is essential while setting the birth plan and choosing the maternity hospital.
Setting a birth plan with the help of the Doula, and discussing it with the OBGYN, early on, helps the mother in choosing the right hospital for her.
To make the trip to the hospital during labor as short as possible.
Also, a hospital might provide the steps that a mother-friendly or baby-friendly hospital provides even without having official accreditations. This can only be found through researching the hospital’s protocols regarding delivery. Here comes the role of the Doula in helping the mom and guiding her in choosing the best maternity hospital for her delivery.
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