Delivery

When coming in for labour, enter the hospital through the emergency department.
Phone number of midwife on duty: 731 9923

Private Midwifery Care

Good cooperation between preganant lady and her midwife is essential for good result. Some women prefer to have one and only midwife around during their labour and delivery. Unfortunately it is not always possible, because midwives who are on duty have to take care of more than one childbirth at the same time. In order to respond this wish, Women’s Clinic is offering the chargeable service of private midwifery care during the childbirth.
Terms of service:
• The cost is 380 EUR.
• The price remains same no matter how long the childbirth takes or wheter it is vaginal childbirth or emergency C-section.
• The service starts when you meet your private midwife for the first consultation before delivery, lasts through the delivery and ends 2 hours after childbirth.
• Invoice for the service is handed to you after delivery and you can pay at Women’s Clinic reception.

If you are interested in the private midwifery care service during the childbirth please send e-mail to Sirje Kõvermägi sirje.kovermagi@kliinikum.ee at least two months before due date.

What to take along when coming to give birth?

Documents
Maternity records (little book that contains information about your pregnancy and health), ID-card/other document with your name on it.

Clothing

Women’s Clinic offers you a nightgown and a bathrobe for the stay at delivery department. If you want to feel more comfortable you can use your personal clothes. You will need socks and slippers after delivery. Please bring along comfortable underwear and hygiene products (pads) – Maxi or Goodnight towels are best. When you have a support person with you then he/she will need slippers and comfortable clothing as well. Please note, that there is no laundry service for the clothing you brought.

Toiletries
Please bring along toothbrush and –paste, shampoo, showergel, also hygienic lipstick and face/handcream if necessary and a towel for taking shower.

Baby clothing and care
Clothes, blankets and diapers for the baby are guaranteed during the stay at the Women’s Clinic, but if you wish, you can use your own. Please note, that there is no laundry service for the clothing you brought. You should bring baby’s clothing only for leaving the hospital. You will also need a car seat for the newborn.
Scissors for cutting baby’s nails might come handy. Pacifiers and baby bottles are not necessary.

Food/drinks
Women usually prefer not to eat during active labour but if you are still at the beginning of the process you can eat something light, for example a yoghurt, some fruits (fresh or dried), energybars, chocolate for fast energy etc. The best drink is always still water. You should consider that your support person also needs something to eat and drink. There are some vending machines at the hospital and a cafeteria (located quite far from the delivery department).

It is best to you organize the bag with necessary things some weeks before you are due, so you don’t need to worry about the packing or anything left behind, when you hurry to the Women’s Clinic in labour.

Postpartum department

There are 13 private family rooms and 9 regular rooms for two postpartum women and their newborns.
The regular room is free of charge and has two beds with separating curtain, cribs for newborns, infant changing table and toilet/shower.
The chargeable family room costs 50 EUR per day and it has one big family bed, a table with chairs, a crib for newborn, infant changing table, toilet/shower, TV/internet and 3 meals are served for two persons per day. If you want to use the private family room service, it is necessary to inform the midwife on arrival. Booking beforehand is not possible. Moving from regular room to private room is not possible.
The approximate stay at the hospital after delivery is 3 days.

In every room there is a phone and you can contact the midwife or neonatal care nurse 24 hours a day. Midwives and neonatal care nurses will help you with breastfeeding, newborn care and other advice needed. Newborns are observed by midwives, neonatal care nurses and neonatologist (pediatrician).

On the second or third day newborns will have their first vaccinations and the blood screening test is taken from the baby to exclude the possibility of two serious diseases – phenylketonuria and hypothryroidism which can cause mental problems if not discovered and treated early.

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are from 14:00 to 19:00. Please take note that postpartum department is primarily a place to recover and rest from the delivery. Successful breastfeeding is possible only if mother and baby have enough rest. This is the time to get to know your baby and baby’s needs. If it is not necessary and is possible, please postpone all visits until you are back at home and feeling your best.