Childbirth is a beautiful life experience for a woman. But being a trying time for her, both mentally and physically, receiving the best prenatal care plays a major part in letting her enjoy this phase. At Matria Hospital – an exclusive woman and child hospital in Kozhikode – moms-to-be are lavishly pampered by the friendly staff.
The exclusive woman and child hospital has top-class facilities to care for expectant mothers and accompanying family members
The exclusive birthing facility set up in 2010 under Dr. Kutty’s Healthcare, Matria Hospital offers every feature that ensures women have a truly pleasant experience. The idea is to make pregnant mothers feel at home. They can request for a particular doctor. What is more, spouses and family members are encouraged to stay with the mothers-to-be all through and be present in the labour rooms so they can be actively involved in the birthing process. Moms-to-be are allowed to choose their own birthing position.
“We make this possible because, first, it offers great mental support and relief to the person who is in labour. These are labour suites with utmost privacy unlike the spaces separated by curtains that one may find in other hospitals,” says Dr. Gopika G S, Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Matria Hospital.
Matria Hospital has deluxe and premium suites with soothing décor, recliners, a rocking chair, a private shower and more. As per practices followed in the hospital, expectant mothers are not shifted to labour rooms at the first sign of labour. Two labour suites are kept ready for taking in expectant mothers at any time and are equipped with imported ‘Hill Rom Affinity 4 Birthing Bed’ from the USA, which allows mothers to lie down comfortably in a particular position they like in the labour rooms.
Should there be a requirement from other pregnancy case when both suites are engaged, the hospital is equipped to handle such a situation too. “We monitor the initial stages of labour in the individual’s room so that expectant mothers do not come under pressure for having spent a prolonged time in labour. They can spend that time with their kin. Carrying mothers are shifted to labour suites only when they enter active phase of labour,” she adds.
Moms-to-be can opt for labour analgesia or epidural analgesia to undergo painless labour. “Matria has the honour of having carried out the maximum number of epidural analgesia procedures successfully in Kerala. Close to 85 per cent moms have chosen analgesia,” she says.
Before discharge, a team of hospital staff visit the mom and child and give them a surprise celebration with a small cake cutting and capturing photographs of the moment. Following discharge, a nurse will see off the mother and child till the vehicle.
Matria Hospital recommends that expectant mothers start periodic check-ups following a positive Urine Pregnancy Test (UPT). The hospital is equipped with physicians, radiologists, anaesthetists, neonatologists and paediatricians to deal with any complications during the gestation and postnatal periods. It has a well-appointed operation theatre for gynaecological, laparoscopic and operative surgeries with sophisticated equipment. It also has facility to conduct hysterectomy using laparoscopy.
The facility has an Obstetrical Ultrasound Unit (OUU) to analyse foetal development. The hospital also has an NICU with a dedicated team of neonatologists and trained nurses on call to handle premature deliveries and other emergencies. For details, log on to: www.matria.in or contact, Ph: +91 495 2436000.