Childbirth

You will agree that giving birth to a baby is something more than just a day spending in the hospital. These are emotions because people come to a maternity hospital in expectation of happiness. In order that nothing will destroy your happiness, you need guarantees, safety, and enhanced health care.

Highly qualified medical staff of LELEKA Maternity Hospital (midwives, obstetrician-gynecologists, anesthesiologists, resuscitators, neonatologists) provides around the clock care to ensure a natural childbirth with maximum safety and comfort for a mother and her baby.


Preparation

Transparency and compliance with price conditions stated in the contract is the main principle of the maternity hospital. Patient makes a single payment in the amount stated in the contract with no copay.

Women who received their prenatal care at LELEKA Maternity Hospital or at the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine “Nadiya”, have the opportunity to sign the contract for birth services after 22 weeks pregnant that ensures maximum safety of a pregnant woman during her entire pregnancy at LELEKA Maternity Hospital. In case of unforeseen circumstances, we cover the costs of developmental care and provide newborn babies with medications.

If you receive your prenatal care at other healthcare facilities, but wish to give birth at LELEKA Maternity Hospital, the contract for birth services is signed after 34 weeks of gestation.

To sign the contract for birth services, a woman should submit her passport, identification code and prenatal record.


Prenatal Period

Before signing the contract for birth services, a pregnant woman has mandatory consultation with an obstetrician-gynecologist for making a birth plan. To avoid risks, the doctor may order an ultrasound, fetal monitoring or laboratory tests for general assessment of the pregnant woman's health status.

If signs of labor occur, a pregnant woman should immediately go to the hospital. Ambulance services are provided under the contract, and a pregnant woman does not need to worry about her transfer.

LELEKA Maternity Hospital provides a pregnant woman with everything she needs for labor and delivery and hospital stay with her newborn baby after birth:

  • disposable underpads;
  • terry towels;
  • nightgown and dressing gown;
  • absorbent underpads;
  • postpartum pads;
  • wet wipes;
  • V-neck nursing nightgown convenience for breastfeeding;
  • slippers;
  • bedclothes;
  • nursing pads;
  • maternity pads;
  • diapers;
  • baby soap;
  • toothpaste and toothbrush;
  • toilet paper;
  • face and body care products (shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, shower cap, sponge, cotton buds);
  • nipple cream;
  • magazines or books;
  • phone charger;
  • pen and paper;
  • cup;
  • hospital bag for dad/birth partner.
You need to take your passport, prenatal record, and clothing for baby and mother if you go to the maternity hospital.

 


Childbirth

Presence of family members or a birth partner during labor and birthis welcomed at LELEKA Maternity Hospital. A maximum of two support persons are allowed to be near a woman giving birth in the delivery room. Couples are recommended to attend childbirth preparation classes at the Responsible Parenthood School.

Taking into account a pregnant woman`s wish, and if there are no contraindications, a woman has vaginal breech birth.

A laboring woman is free to choose her own position for birth (on the transformer bed, birthing chair, lying on her side, upright position).

To make the labor and delivery experience as comfortable as possible, anesthesiologists are ready to assist in the management of labor pain and to administer anesthesia. Our specialists use modern and safe anesthetic techniques in childbirth such as epidural and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, which is included in the birth services package.

A team of physicians stays with a laboring woman in the delivery room performing all the necessary procedures to ensure safe and comfortable delivery. Physicians provide continuous support of a laboring woman, explain and advise how to focus on breathing that helps the labor progress more effectively.

When a baby is born, experienced neonatologists assess his health condition. LELEKA Maternity Hospital staff support breastfeeding, so a mother can latch her baby to the breast while she is still in the delivery room. In the first days after birth, newborn screening for detection of 26 genetic diseases, pulse oximetry and hearing screening is performed.


Postpartum Period

Later, mother and her baby stay in a comfortable postpartum ward where they are provided with everything they need including toiletries, medications, hospital patient clothing, and 4 meals a day.

New mothers with their newborns are under 24-hour supervision of medical staff; get breastfeeding and baby care assistance.

Patients usually go home on the third day after normal vaginal birth, and on the fifth day after a caesarean section. A newborn or a mother can stay at LELEKA Maternity Hospital on a doctor`s order without extra pay.


After Discharge from the Hospital

Between 21 and 28 days postpartum, a woman is to be examined by an obstetrician-gynecologist that is included in her birth management program.

During the first 42 days after delivery, in case of health problems, a consultation with an obstetrician-gynecologist of the maternity hospital is provided.


Safe motherhood is the basic principle of LELEKA Maternity Hospital that involves its own internal “hospital only” health insurance plan and health insurance policy that covers care services outside of the hospital health insurance plan.

 

“Hospital only” ” health insurance plan covers emergency cesarean section (еxcept birth service package Standart), medical care for infants up to 28 days after birth, mother`s stay with her preterm infant for 10 days, expanded newborn screening, postpartum rehabilitation, consultations of specialist doctors (pediatric cardiologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist and others), special care for premature infants.

 

Health insurance policy allows you to cover costs, if a mother or her newborn baby needs care services outside of the maternity hospital health insurance plan. Such serious problems as critical congenital heart defects, disorders of the respiratory system and central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract defects, anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities, sensorineural hearing loss and other severe diseases of newborns require specialized surgery.


Why LELEKA Maternity Hospital?

Innovativeness
Innovative approaches, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced technologies used in gynecology, prenatal care, childbirth and care for newborns and mothers.
Guarantee of safety
Its own internal “hospital only” health insurance plan and health insurance policy that covers care services outside of the hospital health insurance plan.
Care 24/7
24 hours/day medical supervision and constant monitoring, medical care.