Having a baby is a very special thing, and it can be overwhelming if it is your first time. During your pregnancy, the hospital or health staff you choose for your maternal care are safe and well-cared for. They should be caring, compassionate and create a positive relationship with you.
If you are a mother-to-be, you should take time to find out some information to help you choose the best hospital that would provide exceptional care throughout your pregnancy. Here we have listed four key areas of maternity care quality.
Early Elective Delivery Date
Did you know the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have narrowed the definition of the full term to be 39 weeks to 40 weeks and six days? According to them, early elective deliveries performed before 39 weeks of gestation without medical necessity—carry risks to both babies and mothers. This can result in neonatal intensive care unit admissions, longer stays and higher costs.
Check the American hospital directory to find a healthcare facility that has a history of less number of early elective deliveries.
Rate of C-section
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the cesarean birth is too common in the United States, and far too many women are undergoing a major abdominal surgery without medical necessity. C-sections also carry serious risks of infection or blood clots, longer recovery time and difficulty with future pregnancies. Choose a hospital with a low rate of C-sections to protect yourself and your baby from unnecessary risks.
Maternity Standard Care
A top quality maternity care facility should have appropriate DVT Prophylaxis and Newborn Bilirubin Screening to provide safe care to newborns and women having a baby. These hospitals should also perform simple serum or transcutaneous screenings to detect and treat hyperbilirubinemia in newborn.
The key to receiving the best maternal care is finding a hospital where staff who has ample experience in caring for the very vulnerable newborn. In case of high-risk deliveries, mothers should choose a hospital that has a NICU with proven capacity.
When researching hospital, it is not about the ‘right’, ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but it’s about finding a healthcare facility with a doctor and nursing staff who will make you feel comfortable and in control. Go through American hospital directory by state to choose a health care facility that fits your maternal care needs.
The author is associated with a leading American hospital directory and has over a decade of experience in the industry. In this article, he writes about the factors to consider while choosing a hospital for maternity care. Visit https://hospitalbuzz.com/ for more information.
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