Family births and care at our hospital
we make every effort to ensure that you and your child are not only comfortable but also as safe as possible. The introduction of additional procedures has helped us maintain continuity so that every day we are a safe place for the childbirths.
Principles of safety
Each person entering our hospital grounds undergoes what is known as triage – an initial epidemiological assessment. Negative result of the triage prevents the accompanying person from entering the ward. Upon entry to the ward, the accompanying person of the Patient fills in an epidemiological questionnaire and signs an obligation to follow the ward’s mandatory procedures.
On admission to the Maternity Department, the Patient and the accompanying person are requested to show a negative result of an antigen test for SARS-CoV-2. If the test result is not provided, the Hospital offers to perform the test free of charge before the admission to the ward.
The patients are admitted to the ward regardless of the test result.
Being aware of the infection will allow us to take better care of patients and newborn children, increase security measures and minimise the risk of infection among our staff by implementing an increased sanitary regime.
We monitor the accompanying person’s health on entry and regularly throughout their stay, and provide them with all the necessary personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.). We recommend that the accompanying person of the Patient undergoes home quarantine for 14 days before the pregnant woman’s delivery date or the date of admission to hospital.
More about family births
Knowing how important it is to share the experience of the birth of a child, we uphold the opportunity to conduct family births. In the case of a natural delivery, we allow the accompanying person to be present in the delivery room during childbirth. In the case of a caesarean section, the accompanying person is not allowed to enter the delivery room.
An accompanying person’s stay in hospital
The accompanying person may be present in the hospital for up to four hours after the delivery – if the Patient is staying in a single room, or until the day of discharge of the Patient with the child – in the case of staying in a family room. After leaving the ward, the accompanying person will no longer be allowed to return to the ward.
Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, visiting the Maternity Ward has been temporarily suspended.
The accompanying person is obliged to:
- at all times, wear a protective mask that tightly covers their nose and mouth. The protective mask can only be removed in the recovery room (only when a member of staff is not present in the room);
- disinfect their hands;
- show a negative result of an antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 or perform the test at Medicover Hospital;
- maintain the distance from other people,
- strictly follow the instructions of the Hospital staff.
- Footwear must be changed before entering the ward – personal footwear required.
- It is forbidden to leave the delivery/recovery room – unless it is unnecessary. For the duration of medical procedures (e.g. induction of anaesthesia), the accompanying person may be asked by the staff to leave the delivery room.
- The accompanying person is required to undergo a body temperature measurement when requested by the staff. The measurements are recorded on the back of the epidemiological questionnaire.