Ten Tips for Taking Charge of Your Maternity Care

by Meenakshi R. Consultant

Maternity care is a crucial and important aspect of the entire mother-baby project. You need the best of the care facilities at your disposal at that time to make sure that the entire experience really delightful and worth remembering. Here are ten tips that you, as a would-be mom, can take into consideration while choosing your maternity care.

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1.Get to know about your maternity rights. Be aware of everything that is to be done while you are pregnant and even after that. That helps you stay at an edge over any bias that you might be subjected to because of pregnancy or childbirth.

2.Be acquainted with every benefit that you can avail with your health insurance. Make sure that maximum costs are covered under the insurance so that you don’t fall short on your finances. Choose hospitals or maternity cares that are under your insurance scheme, see for how long can they finance your stay, and choose wisely.

3.Take a hospital visit before choosing which hospital you want to go for your baby’s delivery. Familiarising yourself with the doctors and the hospital staff can prove to be beneficial. It is good to see known faces at the time of stress.

4.Take good care of your health during pregnancy. It’s not your body that is requiring nourishment at the time of pregnancy, it is even your child’s body reliant on you. Eat and drink proper and healthy food that can suffice the nutritional requirement of you and your baby.

5.Get all the information possible about all the bodily changes that your body will be going through both during and after pregnancy. Your body is preparing itself to welcome the baby. Embrace all those changes and earn about them.

6.Get a good labour support staff. It is necessary to have a supporting and happy staff around you while going through a stressful period of labour. They will help make the torturous labour pains a little handleable.

7.Look for your option to avoid an artificial delivery. Natural delivery is good for both the mother and the child. It doesn’t mess up with the hormonal balance of the body to that extent and proves to better in the long run.

8.Check whether you have options of painless labour available in the maternity care hospital. The labour pains can be highly unbearable. The new technologies in medical science can help achieve childbirth with no pain and with ease.

9. Always keep in mind what is important for you and your body during pregnancy. Though there is a big hormonal drama going inside the body, still whatever comes to your brain should be communicated to your health care team.

10. Being in skin-to-skin contact with the baby right after birth is important for both you and the baby. Look for proper assistance in breastfeeding. It can be a little tricky for the first time but the body gets used to it eventually.

Keeping in mind few of these tips will help you take care of your maternity care and gain full control over the situation right from the beginning.

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About Meenakshi R. Junior   Consultant

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Joined APSense since, January 5th, 2019, From Noida, India.

Created on Jan 21st 2019 04:48. Viewed 417 times.


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