Fitness during Pregnancy

"The rhythm of the body, melody of the mind
and harmony of the soul create the symphony of life"

Every pregnancy is special, but when it's your first, no one understands your special needs better than we do. That's why we created our prenatal fitness program, free to parents delivering their babies at Medeor Hospital. Common discomforts including lower back pain, weight gain and other health concerns can be dealt with appropriate fitness programs during pregnancy and post-delivery.

A dedicated physiotherapy wing with female physiotherapists will help you in your journey to fitness making you a more healthy and fit mom to be.

Exercising after having a baby

When you're feeling tired, being active may seem like the last thing you want to do. But regular activity can relax you, keep you fit and help you feel more energetic. It can also help your body recover after childbirth and may help prevent postnatal depression.

When can I start exercising after birth?

If you had an uncomplicated pregnancy and vaginal delivery, it's generally safe to begin exercising a few days after giving birth or as soon as you feel ready. If you had a C-section, extensive vaginal repair or a complicated birth, talk to your health care provider about when to start an exercise program.

Consider these guidelines:

  • Take time to warm up and cool down.
  • Begin slowly and increase your pace gradually.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear a supportive bra, and wear nursing pads if you're breast-feeding in case your breasts leak.
  • Stop exercising if you feel pain.

Prepare for "The Day"

At Medeor Hospital, you and your family can experience the entire birth process — labor, delivery and recovery at ease. With our qualified physicians and nurses, as well as our state-of-the-art clinical equipment in the labor room, you and your baby receive quality obstetrical care in a home-like atmosphere. Also, each private room includes a separate sleeper so that an adult support person can spend the night.

What to Bring to the Hospital?

Several weeks before your due date, you'll want to pack a small bag to take with you to the Medeor Hospital. Please bring:

  • Nightgowns and underwear (front-button gowns and nursing bras if you're planning to breast-feed).
  • Feminine hygiene pads and nursing pads.
  • Baby blankets.
  • Mobile and digital camera for sharing photos of your baby.
  • An outfit for your baby's first picture.
  • Going-home outfits for you and your baby.

Moments of Joy

Now it's time to welcome the transcendent moments that outweighs all the hardships you have gone through.

The maternity floor is located on the First floor of the building. If you need help getting there, stop by the Admitting Office or the Emergency entrance, and we will escort you in a wheelchair.

Labor and Delivery

During labor and delivery, you will have one of our nurses assist you in every way possible. She will keep you informed of your progress and administer any medications ordered by your doctor. Your husband or support person may remain with you throughout labor and delivery and may help coach you through the stages of your baby's birth. After the baby's birth you'll have some time to be with your newborn before the baby is taken to be admitted in the nursery.

Your baby's heart rate, temperature and other important indicators of a newborn's health and well-being will be monitored. You and your baby will be cared for together throughout your stay at the Medeor Hospital.

This allows parents to get to know their baby's patterns and preferences. Since babies tend to sleep a lot the first few days, this is the perfect time for mom and dad to learn about their newborn and ask questions. Your family and friends will want to meet your baby as soon as possible; however, during these first days with your baby it's important to spend quiet time alone. That's why we encourage you to limit visitors as much as possible. One adult support person is welcome anytime.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Most babies are healthy when they are born, but should your baby need specialized care and observation, he or she will be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Here, a team of neonatologist — physicians who specialize in the care of newborns — and neonatal nurses will care for your baby. The unit provides around-the-clock care, including a neonatologist on-site at all times, for babies with a wide variety of medical problems. Parents may participate in their infant's care as much as the baby's condition allows.

Breastfeeding is a Responsibility

Our nurses will offer assistance and answer most questions about breast-feeding. Lactation consultants (specialists in breast-feeding education) are also on staff to assist mothers with special needs.

We are with you ….Always

Once you're at home, we suggest the following:

  • Limit your visitors so that you and your baby have time to rest.
  • Keep your baby away from crowds and people who are sick, since babies are vulnerable to colds and flu.
  • Let people help you with housekeeping, meal preparation, sibling care and other responsibilities.
  • Eat nourishing foods and drink lots of fluids.
  • Avoid climbing stairs for the first few days.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience any signs of depression.
  • For any concerns that you may have, contact your doctor.

Maternity Counselling Centre

We Stand by you

As you eagerly anticipate a child's birth, there can be instances where you are stressed and emotionally distressed. For many, it appears to be a more challenging period of time in your life. Pregnancy issues may be mild or serious, but they can affect the health of the mother or child, and lead to life changes, both predicted and unpredictable. This is when you need a friend with whom you can share your worries. We understand you better and thus we have our gynaecology wing with dedicated counselling sessions to make your journey of motherhood more relaxed and comfortable.

It is very important to share your concerns and worries with someone you can trust. Otherwise, these worries may be mild or severe, but the stress they can cause may lead some women to experience increased physical or mental strain, depression, or poor physical health, all of which may lead to increased risk in childbirth.

The birth of a baby can trigger your emotions. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Most new moms experience postpartum "baby blues" after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Baby blues typically begin within the first two to three days after delivery, and may last for up to two weeks. But, don't think you are alone.

Making your partner understand this is more important. And we at Medeor Hospital emphasize on counselling for new parents and not just new moms.

Doing some gentle exercise can help to boost your mood. Other things that may help are:

  • Making time to rest
  • Do Not try to "do it all"
  • Accepting help with caring for your baby from friends, family or your partner
  • Discussing with your gynecologist
  • Talking to people about your feelings
  • Look after your mental health

Mama's Nutricook Book

"Cook Her What She Craves For"

A healthy diet is important for both the mother and the baby in the womb. But eating healthy will help your baby grow healthy. Special diet doesn't mean avoid what you like, but eat in right quantity. Certified dieticians and nutritionists at Medeor Hospital will guide you and will help you prepare the right diet chart.

Quick Tips for Foods to Eat When Pregnant

  • Dairy products, especially yogurt, are a great choice. They help you meet increased protein and calcium needs.
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which your body transforms into vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for the growth and differentiation of cells in your growing baby.
  • Whole eggs are incredibly nutritious and a great way to increase your overall nutrient intake. They also contain choline, an essential nutrient for brain health and development.
  • Broccoli and leafy greens contain most of the nutrients that you'll need. They're also rich in fiber, which may help prevent or treat constipation.
  • Lean meat is a good source of high-quality protein. Beef and pork are also rich in iron, choline, and B vitamins, all of which are important nutrients during pregnancy.
  • Whole grains are packed with fiber, vitamins, and plant compounds. They're also rich in B vitamins, fiber, and magnesium.
  • Dried fruit may be highly beneficial for pregnant women since they're small and nutrient-dense. Just make sure to limit your portions and avoid candied varieties, to prevent excess sugar intake.
  • Drinking water is important as your blood volume increases during pregnancy. Adequate hydration may also help prevent constipation and urinary tract infections.
"A mother's journey begins at Medeor"

Packages

The following Services are covered under the Package:

  • Delivery Fees
  • Delivery Suite
  • CBC x 2
  • Post-Partum Screen - Newborn
  • Routine Medications (Mother & Baby) up to a total of AED 1000
  • Routine Medical Consumables (Mother and Baby) up to a total of AED 1500
  • Post Delivery Room - Mother ( 2 days )
  • Post Delivery Nursery - Baby (2 days)
  • Rounding Fees - Obstetrician (2 days)
  • Pediatrician's Fees (Post-Delivery Visit & Discharge Visit)
  • Post-Partum Visit for Mother
  • First Pediatrician Clinic visit at one week for Baby
  • Baby's blood group

If the Mother is twin bearing there will be an additional charge of Dhs.2500 which is inclusive of:

  • Post Delivery Nursery - Baby (2 days)
  • Post-Partum Screen - Newborn
  • Baby's blood group
  • Pediatrician's Fees (Post Delivery Visit and Discharge Visit)
  • First Pediatrician Clinic Visit at one week for Baby
  • Audiogram for Baby

The following Services are covered under the Package:

  • Surgeon's fees
  • Assistant Surgeon's fees
  • Pre-operative Anesthesia Consultation
  • Anesthesia
  • Pharmacy for Anesthesia
  • Operating Room charges
  • CBC x 2
  • Post Delivery room charges - Mother (4 days)
  • Post Delivery Nursery charges - Baby (4 days)
  • Rounding Fees - Obstetrician (4 days)
  • Pediatrician's Fees ( At Delivery, Initial Visit & Discharge Visit)
  • Routine Medications (Mother & Baby) up to a total of AED 1250
  • Routine Medical Consumables (Mother & Baby) up to a total of AED 2000
  • Post Partum Screen - Newborn
  • Post Partum visit for Mother
  • First Pediatrician Clinic Visit at one week for Baby.
  • Baby's blood group
  • Postnatal Home Visit
  • Nurse Clinic / Dressings (for Clip Removal)
  • Audiogram for Baby

If the Mother is twin bearing there will be an additional charge of Dhs.3500.
This is inclusive of:

  • Post Delivery Nursery charges - Baby (3 nights Days)
  • Post Partum Screen - Newborn
  • baby's blood group
  • Pediatrician's Fees (At Delivery + Initial Visit + Discharge Visit)
  • First Pediatrician Clinic Visit at one week for Baby
  • Audiogram for Baby

Dr. Sagimole Tojichen

Specialist Obstetrician & Gynecologist, & Gynae Laparoscopic Surgeon
MBBS, DGO, DNB, MRCOG (UK).
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Malayalam

Dr. Elizabeth Mathew

Specialist Obstetrician & Gynecologist
M.B.B.S, DCH (RCPS Glasgow), MRCOG, IBCLC, FRCOG
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam

Dr. Preeti Tandon

Specialist Gynecologist and Obstetrician and Laparoscopic Gynecologist
MD. MBBS ,FICOG, FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery), Diploma in Advanced Gynae Endoscopy (France), Certified Robotic Surgery Training at Harvard (USA)
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu,Tamil

Dr. Jamalunnisa Gaffar

Specialist Obstetrician & Gynecologist
MBBS, DGO, MRCOG I
Languages Spoken: English, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi