Birthing Room in St. Luke's

If you're interested in natural childbirth, check out the birthing room in St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC).

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You can get in touch with them at +63.2.727-5542 or +63.2.723-1212

It's great to read that Dr. Pilar Lagman-Dy, chair of St. Luke's Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, encourages the involvement of BOTH parents in the birth of a child.

Looks like the birthing room does encourage natural childbirth and the participation of the father. It has plasma television, a DVD player, stereo, a refrigerator, bassinet, and even a computer with internet access (among others).

[Hmmm... I wonder when someone will blog about giving birth.]

The last time I was at St. Luke's, some moms had to stay in the High-Risk Pregnancy Unit (HRPU). There, they would be strapped with a fetal monitor and given internal examinations while they lie on hospital beds. The different moms were separated by sliding plastic dividers.

When the mom is fully dilated, she is then rushed to the delivery room (about 20 meters away from the HRPU). After she delivers, she is brought to a Recovery Room and then is brought back to the HRPU.

At this point, the dad goes to Admissions and books a regular hospital room. When the regular room is available, the mom is then wheeled out of the HRPU and into the regular room.

Sometimes, this is done at 3:00 in the morning.

With the birthing room, you just stay in ONE place. It's like an HRPU, Delivery Room, Recovery Room and Regular Room combined.

If you're interested in Prepared Childbirth in the Philippines, please get in touch with Chiqui Hahn at
[ First posted on 03/22/2005 by Manuel Viloria ]

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