Birthing – An Experience Like None Other
Welcoming a baby into your family is an experience that matches nothing else. Expecting parents feel elated that their baby is on the way to enrich their world.
Along with happiness, the pregnancy term is also accompanied with doubts, fears, stress and unsure thoughts about the health of the mother and the child. Fakeeh University Hospital understands this phase in the parents’ journey. Which is why we have a Parenthood Program for expecting parents at our hospital.
Under the Program, FUH ensures that every expecting couple receives the standard of care that they deserve. The team at FUH provides the necessary information, skills, and support that each couple needs to create healthy and strong families of their own. We are fully involved with the parents and provide them with various tools to strengthen their parenting skills.
Labor, Delivery, and Recovery Room
At Fakeeh University Hospital, parents can be rest assured of best-in-class features, like the LDR room (a labor, delivery, and recovery room). The advantage of such a room is that the mother does not have to leave the room for her delivery. Once settled in the room, it will be utilized for labor and birth, including initial hours of recovery.
LDR rooms have become the preferred choice of expecting parents, as it creates a more comfortable and soothing environment.
The LDR at FUH has an evidence-based design, fully equipped for all kinds of births. FUH has ensured that the LDR rooms can also handle minor emergencies and procedures.
After your baby is born, the room has equipment to handle new-born care as well. In case of emergencies, the LDR at our hospital has a set-up with life-saving resuscitation equipment and a warmer for the new-born.
Our hospital has a 360-degree approach to care. Therefore, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our hospital has made provisions of complete isolation for a COVID-positive expecting mother. The rooms are maintained under strong sterilization, while staying comfortable and safe for a birthing procedure.
For a further relaxing experience, every birthing suite at FUH has an option for water birth. Water birthing entails that either a part of a mother’s labor and delivery, or both, can take place while the mother is in a birth pool that is filled with soothing warm water.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
There are times when your new-born may require special attention after the birth. For this, FUH has a fully equipped high-end NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). The unit is where your child can receive fluids and nutrients through an intravenous (IV) catheter. In cases, where the baby cannot feed on its own, the NICU assists to start breast milk or formula feedings, with the help of a tube. The NICU has been aptly prepared with sensors to monitor your baby’s vitals like the heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and breathing. Along with a ventilator in case the new-born requires help in breathing.
Fetal Medicine will be part of the integrated services that will provide the necessary care for the fetus (or fetuses) and the mother. This service will include assessment of fetal wellbeing and growth, as well diagnosis and management of fetal disorders or abnormalities. Feto-maternal medicine unit will additionally offer support and counselling for the parents throughout the Antenatal screening process.
For all high-risk pregnancies, FUH has a dedicated team of most experienced senior doctors to manage such cases. The doctors at FUH are always available for the expecting parents to make their journey of parenthood as easy and safe as possible.
To further help you understand the level of care we provide, you can hear directly from the pleased couple, that delivered their first baby with us. This baby was also the first baby to be delivered at FUH.
Fakeeh University Hospital has been designed to keep you and your precious pregnancy at the forefront. Our entire range of services have been planned to safeguard your interests, needs, and requirements.