Welcome to Mediclinic Baby

Every year, thousands of expectant mothers choose Mediclinic for their prenatal care and the birth of their baby. Whether you deliver in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Al Ain, Mediclinic offers you exactly the same standard of high quality, personalised service, from the moment you find out you are pregnant, to the time you leave the hospital with your baby in your arms, and beyond.

This leaflet outlines what you can expect when you select Mediclinic as your pregnancy and birth care provider*. All services listed here are available at every Mediclinic hospital in the UAE.

BEFORE YOUR BABY IS BORN

As you prepare for the birth of your baby, your happiness may be mixed with worry or concern about what lies ahead. Mediclinic offers a range of services for mothers- (and fathers-) to-be to set your mind at rest and fully prepare you for this life-changing experience:

  • Access to latest state-of-the-art diagnostic scans and prenatal tests at Mediclinic’s Fetal    Medicine unit
  • Free antenatal classes for all expectant mothers booked to deliver at Mediclinic
  • Free antenatal classes for expectant mothers not delivering at Mediclinic (subject to availability)
  • Educational video explaining the stages of pregnancy and your birthing experience at Mediclinic
  • Dedicated hotline and email for all your maternity-related queries
  • Mediclinic Baby website to track all the details of your pregnancy

DURING DELIVERY

At Mediclinic, our primary aim is to ensure that your delivery is as safe and stress-free as it possibly can be. Our facilities and services are designed to provide a calm environment in which you will feel comfortable and reassured:

  • Expert care around-the-clock from our multicultural team of midwives
  • Spacious private rooms with sleeper couch for your companion
  • Full entertainment selection and free WiFi
  • VIP rooms available for those who seek an even more luxurious setting
  • Choice of freshly cooked meals from our varied menu
  • Welcome package on arrival including a range of quality amenities for mother and baby

AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN

Your baby has arrived! In this exciting and emotional time, we endeavour to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy, happy and feel confident about leaving the hospital to start their new life together:

  • Free newborn hearing screening
  • Breastfeeding counselling and advice to ensure the successful establishment of breastfeeding (subject to preference)
  • Advice on kangaroo care to give your baby the most comforting start in life
  • Onsite issue of birth certificate
  • Free passport photos for your baby
  • Celebratory cake
  • Free Mediclinic baby bag filled with essential items for baby
  • Escort to vehicle on departure to ensure you are familiar with how to strap baby safely into his car seat

AFTER YOU’VE GONE HOME

Just because you’ve left the hospital doesn’t mean you have left our care. Mediclinic offers a selection of services which are designed to support you as you settle into your new routine and offer you reassurance as you adapt to your new responsibilities:

  • Post-discharge phone call to check all is well
  • Complimentary consultation with a dietician to advise on postnatal diet to ensure you maintain your health and strength
  • Access to women’s health physiotherapy services
  • Access to post-discharge support services including support groups and advice lines
  • One free post-discharge consultation with an OB/GYN for the mother if not covered by insurance (not applicable for independent doctors)
  • Dedicated breastfeeding facilities within the hospitals for follow-up visits
  • Discounted vaccination package for baby for two years after birth
  • Access to support for mothers who suspect they be suffering from postpartum blues or depression
  • Vouchers for discounted products and services in your area
  • Access to baby massage services

HOSPITAL-SPECIFIC SERVICES

In addition to the wide range of services provided as standard in all Mediclinic hospitals, some individual facilities offer extra facilities for mothers delivering there:

  • Dedicated operating theatre for caesarean sections (Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital and Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital)
  • Water birthing suite (Mediclinic City Hospital and Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital)
  • Private floor of VIP rooms (Mediclinic City Hospital)
  • Free gestational diabetes clinic (Mediclinic Welcare Hospital)
  • Free lactation clinic (Mediclinic City Hospital)
  • iPad for parents to view baby in NICU via live link (Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital)

*Terms and conditions may apply. Please contact your maternity unit manager for more details.