Motherhood brings both delight and a myriad of concerns and anxiety. During this momentous period, mothers should receive all the love and support they can get. The time of pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period should be handled carefully and responsibly. 

It is natural for a new mother to be concerned about her child’s health, but it is equally crucial for her to take the necessary steps to protect her own well-being throughout and after pregnancy. That is why it is important to select the best maternity hospital that will provide exceptional prenatal and postnatal care.

There are numerous maternal care facilities around the world, each claiming to be the best at what they do. But how do you know whether they are the best at what they do?

Don’t worry! We’ve put together a checklist for you to check off while you choose the right maternity hospital to provide you with the optimal care and service during this life-changing occasion. 

 How close is it to your home? 

Before you start googling “which hospital is best for maternity care? ” make sure you narrow down a list of hospitals that are close to you. The closer the hospital is to your home, the more convenient it will be on birthing day. A hospital close to home is especially critical if your pregnancy is high-risk or if you’ve previously had premature deliveries.

The quality of the medical staff 

A hospital is only as good as its staff. Certified OB/GYNs and delivery nurses are a must to ensure you have a safe delivery,  where everything is communicated with you clearly and you are not kept in the dark. If you have any relatives or friends who have given birth at the hospital, make sure to enquire about their experiences with the doctors and nurses.

Prenatal and postnatal care 

Maternal care isn’t just about carefully delivering babies. It also includes care before, during and after delivery. Look for a centre that helps you and your family get prepared for all aspects of childbirth ? from infant care to CPR. The best maternity hospitals will provide prenatal care that monitors your health closely till the time of delivery and postnatal care that includes immunization, maternal nutrition, etc. 

Are they well equipped? 

Always check if the hospital has the accommodations and facilities needed to give you a comfortable and safe birthing experience. Some must-have facilities include ? 

  • NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
  • Natural birth facility
  • C-section facility
  • Epidural and Anaesthesia Facility

In addition to rooms and facilities, technology is also extremely crucial. It is critical that the hospital has updated technology that can help with various delivery methods.

Get a hospital tour 

No matter how good a hospital website looks or how specialized they claim to be, it is a must to have a look for yourself. While on tour, you can assess the cleanliness maintained, meet the staff and get answers to any important questions you might have.

If you are looking for the best maternity hospital in Bangalore or Chandigarh, be on the lookout for Ayu Health Hospitals in your city. Apart from having the best doctors who come with years of experience, these hospitals have all the facilities you’ll need during your pregnancy and delivery. For more information, visit our website or call us on 6366100800. 

Better yet, stop by one of our locations and our customer service representatives will walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have. You can ask about maternity health insurance or the qualifications of our obstetricians. We’d be delighted to help! 

About the Author

Dr goel
Dr. S. Goel
MBBS PGDCM FID MBAHHM at Ayu Health | Website | + posts

Dr. S. Goel  is a renowned Internal Medicine Specialist currently practicing at Ayu Health Hospital, Bangalore.  He is a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetes HTN, Paediatric Care, and Family Medicine.