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Delivery information brochure

The aim of this brochure is to make your stay at our maternity unit easier and to make your birth and the first days of your baby special. Please read carefully!

Plan your way to Medicover Maternity Unit!

Before the due date, it is recommended to check the easiest and quickest way to get to the hospital. It is also a good idea to be prepared for any possibility and to look for alternative routes so that they are available if needed and, thus, you do not have to worry about getting to the clinic in those urgent times.

Arrival

If labor begins (contractions starting or membranes breaking) or if you are unsure about the start of labor, call the midwife on call who will ask you about your current events and will advise you on what to do next. If the midwife thinks that further checks are necessary or that labor is likely to start, we will advise you to make your way to the maternity unit. Upon arrival, the doctor and midwife on duty will meet you.

Dedicated case managers will look after the mother

Our dedicated case managers will ensure that every moment of the birth process goes smoothly. They will help in arranging the appointments for the necessary tests and in organizing everything so that you do not have anything to worry about.

What should you bring?

The birth of a baby marks the start of an exciting new life. With our “We Are Going to Have a Baby” package, we want to help the future family on this exciting journey. We hope that our kit will help you in getting ready.

For the mother
  • Documents
    • valid identity card
    • permanent residence card
    • social security card
    • for foreign nationals:
      • valid passport or identity card
      • Hungarian residence card
    • marriage certificate or declaration of paternity in Hungarian
    • maternity contract
  • Medical documents
    • antenatal notes
    • tests done during pregnancy (GBS test, HbsAg test, blood type test, VDRL test, etc.)
  • Hospital package
    • personal hygiene products
    • waterproof slippers for showering
    • front-buttoned nightgowns for the postnatal period
    • bathrobe
    • underwear: comfortable, high waist cotton underwear or disposable underwear (possibly combined with disposable pads)
    • comfortable nursing bras and disposable pads
    • large sanitary towels for the postnatal period
    • thigh-high compression stockings for C-section
    • glucose tablets (“szőlőcukor” in Hungarian), chocolate
    • mobile phone, charger
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For the baby
  • seasonal outfit for going home
  • baby carrier
For the father
  • valid identity and residence card (for the registration of the newborn)
  • if spending the night: pajamas, comfortable clothes, slippers, personal toiletries

Our hospital provides the following

The birth of a baby is always a miracle for the family. We would like to help you experience this miracle with our “Waiting for the Baby and the Mom” package.

For the mother
  • towel
  • nightgown in the delivery room
  • textile slippers
  • utensils for eating
  • nursing pillow (upon request)
For the baby
  • seasonal body, baby clothes, baby blanket, and, if needed, mittens and hat
  • disposable nappies
  • baby care products: bath soap, wipes, nappy cream
  • breathing monitor
  • feeding bottle
For the father
  • towel
  • textile slippers
  • utensils for eating
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Postpartum information

  • After childbirth, accommodation is provided in single, double, or family rooms, depending on the selected Maternity Care Package and depending on current room availability.
  • We provide five meals for the person for the duration of stay as included in the Maternity Care Package. Please inform the midwife of your diet, food sensitivities or food allergies at the time of admission.
  • Postnatal ward rounds take place between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • The ward is staffed by trained midwives who care for the mothers on the postnatal ward.
  • The neonatal rounds are carried out in the rooms by a neonatologist and a neonatal nurse in the presence of the parents.
  • Newborn care and breastfeeding are assisted by the neonatal nurses 24 hours a day.
  • Babies are bathed and parents are taught how to bathe them in the neonatal unit.
  • Medicover Hospital is committed to baby-friendly care and breastfeeding and supports these with both equipment and staff.
  • Our clinic provides a breathing monitor for all babies.

Administration

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  • After the birth of your baby, you will be contacted by one of the members of our administrative staff about the registration of your baby’s birth—to begin the process of issuing the birth certificate and applying for a residence card. The government office has 30 days to prepare the documents; once they are ready, you will receive a notification and they will be posted to the address you provided. It is also possible to apply for an identity card for the baby. The social security card and tax card are automatically issued and mailed to the mother’s address. While the baby does not have a social security number, the mother’s social security number can be used with the number 9 in place of the first number.
  • Our health visitor, who is located in the hospital, will inform the health visitor and GP in community of the birth of your baby, who will visit you at home and take care of the newborn. If you have a private pediatrician—who is not the community one—please notify him or her of the birth of your baby.

Departure

You can be discharged on the agreement of the obstetrician and neonatologist. Discharge papers are given to both mother and baby before discharge. Please, after receiving the final report, leave your room before noon. Otherwise, please ask the head midwife for assistance. Additional nights in our hospital are available at an extra charge.

Thank you for choosing Medicover Hospital for the birth of your baby!

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