Delivery Center

Zion Women셲 Hospital, Serving with Love

A customized delivery allows the patient to experience the most natural and comfortable delivery that is tailored for as much as possible to the individual, this is the type of delivery in which medical interventions take place appropriately according to the circumstances.
01. The delivery is managed to make the mother and baby safe and comfortable.
The medical staff at Zion Women셲 hospital places the safety of the mother and baby as their top priority and assists in the most comfortable delivery possible.

02. The use of drugs is minimized for the delivery.
Drugs are not administered consistently but minimized according to the process of the delivery, taking into consideration the intensity of the contractions, the condition of the patient, and the level of dehydration

Uterine Stimulants
Uterine stimulants are not administered if contractions occur naturally and the delivery is in progress.
Nevertheless, stimulants are used to assist the delivery if it is determined that the delivery is being delayed or hindered due to a lack of contractions. Although the process of delivery can be hastened through the administration of stimulants, overuse of stimulants increases the risk of postpartum bleeding so contractions must not be induced excessively.

Epidural and Intravenous Pain Medication
The epidural is only administered when the patient requests it.
The drugs are injected after the cervix is dilated to more than 4cm.
Intravenous pain medication is administered when the dilation is at its earliest stage and the patient is multiparous with fast progress.

03. The extent of the enema, hair removal and episiotomy is minimized according to the situation after consulting with the doctor.

Enema
The bowels are naturally emptied when contractions begin.
Most patients excrete soft stools during false labor.
In most cases, having a bowel movement before coming to the delivery room ensures no excretion while pushing so there is no need for an enema.
Nevertheless, multiparous patients with fast progress and those who had suffered severe constipation may be able to push more comfortably after an enema.

Hair Removal
The hair removal is usually done at a minimum after moving to the delivery room and just before the baby comes out.
In the case of an episiotomy, hair is removed since sutures become difficult and the risk of infection increases with the presence of pubic hair.

Episiotomy
In the cases where the patient is quite good at pushing and is able to regulate the force put into her pushing, the perineal region is long, or the skin is flexible, episiotomy does not take place.
However, the pushing time may be extended (approximately 20-30 minutes) and natural lacerations may occur without the episiotomy.
Appropriate sutures will be done accordingly.

04. The patient waits naturally for contractions in the Free Contraction Unit.
A space is provided to move around freely and naturally during contractions. Exercises for fetal descent and fetal rotation etc. will be demonstrated and clearly explained.
It does not help the rotation nor the health of the fetus if the mother lies down and does not move around during contractions, because of this there is the increased possibility that the delivery may not be natural or may be stopped.
Nevertheless, patients should not exercise too hard.
They should sit or lie down if they are tired or sleep if they feel sleepy. (Taking short rests may help relax the muscles and eventually help with the progress of the delivery.)

05. The patient uses the Family Delivery Room.
The Family Delivery Room is a room in which LDR (labor, delivery, and rest) is possible.
The room must be dark and quiet so that the patient in contraction may be able to focus.
The husband can be with the patient at all times since the space is private.
Nevertheless, having too many family members in the room is not good for the patient during contractions.
It may hinder the patient from focusing on the delivery, which could interfere with contractions and affect the delivery progress.

06. The husband or family members can take part in the whole process of delivery.
Unfamiliar surroundings and people as well as the process of contracting makes the patient unstable, which in turn brings tension followed by pain.
The patient can have her husband and family to rely on throughout the entire process of delivery.
If, however, the patient does not wish to disclose her private area or the process of the actual childbirth, she can mention to a nurse in the delivery room beforehand.

07. Kangaroo care, where the father and mother caress their baby, is immediately after the delivery
The delivery incorporates the Leboyer method.
The stimulations to the baby are minimized, the baby is placed into the mother셲 arms as soon as it is born and the cord is cut when the pulse within the cord is completely gone.
The baby is connected through the sense of touch with the mother, and breast-feeding is attempted as soon as the baby is stable and seems to be searching for the breasts.

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