Plan to help mums when giving birth

Less stress during pregnancy and birth

IN 2012 there were 1,155 births in the Regional Hospital of the Axarquia, one more than in 2011.

Most of these were natural births with only 264 needing a Caesarian section. The active and informed participation of women during the birth of their child is one of the aims included in the Plan of Delivery and Birth.

This encourages pregnant women to write down their hopes and expectations during the pregnancy. A project for the Humanisation of Pre-Natal Attention has various specific objectives to ensure the comfort and security of the mother during the birth. These include the presence of her chosen companion, the position in which she wishes to have her baby delivered and continuous contact with the baby after its birth. They also want to encourage breastfeeding and lessen surgical procedures such as episiotomies, and encourage the participation of the mother’s partner during the rearing of the baby.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit at the hospital strives to make sure that women stay in hospital for only as long as is strictly necessary so that they may return to their family environment in the shortest time possible, said the hospital.

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