Observation in the maternity hospital: what you need to know about the woman in labor
We are sure, every woman in labor will try to learn about the maternity hospital as much as possible. We, in turn, try to also tell you useful information, because of what the future mother will know, her confidence in childbirth depends.
Of course, the pregnant woman knows that there is a birth and prenatal ward in the maternity hospital, other various departments, for example intensive care for newborns, but the word “obervations” often pose a dead-end. What is this place and for whom it is intended, let’s try to understand our material.
In most expectant mothers, observation is associated with something terrible about the probability of giving birth next to people without a specific place of residence, with sickly diseases and leading, so to speak, an unhealthy lifestyle.
Is it really?
The name of the department came from the Latin word observatio – observation, that is, this is the place in the hospital where pregnant women and women in childbirth are placed with signs of an infectious disease.
The ailments caused by bacteria and viruses are many, from banal thrush to viral hepatitis. During pregnancy, some diseases become aggravated and can create a health hazard for both the future mother and her baby. It is for such cases that observation is created.
In the department of observation, there may be women who, at the time of delivery, are diagnosed with such diseases as acute respiratory infection, angina, thrush, or for any reason, fever.
Births in the walls of observation occur in the same way as in the usual maternity ward.
Without five minutes, Mom decorate in the waiting room, then sent to the observation room. There the doctor is studying exchange card, if any, and examines the pregnant woman.
If the fights of the future mother have already begun, she is sent to the prenatal period. Has the doctor prescribed a dropper or an additional blood test? All will be done right there.
Periodically, the doctor will carefully examine the patient, controlling how the process of opening the cervix is. When he notices that the time of delivery is approaching, the woman will be transferred to the delivery unit. In the observatory department there should be a minimum of two.
After the birth, Mummy on a gurney will be transported to a separate ward. If she feels well enough, and there is no danger of passing the infection on to the baby, I can place the crumb with her.
Gynecologist Olga Efimchenko says: The question of natural feeding is solved individually: in some diseases, pathogens do not enter the breast milk, while others are not afraid of even pasteurization. If mum is now contraindicated breastfeeding, but she wants to preserve breast milk, and then breastfeed, - it must be expressed for the prevention of lactostasis and stimulation of milk production.