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Antenatal care   

Reception of the outpatient clinic at Tartu University Hospital Women’s Clinic is located at L.Puusepa Str. 8, building G2 and is open from Monday to Friday, 7:30-19:00. Before the appointment with a doctor or a midwife please take a queue number and stay in the waiting area until called by administrator who will give you further information and instructions for the appointment. Please bring along a document to confirm your identity (passport or ID-card).
If you are scheduled only for ultrasound screening or you come only for tests preordered by your doctor/midwife then you can proceed without visiting reception.

Blood tests are done in the procedure room, G2-159 („Protseduurid“). The nurse there is available from Monday to Friday at 8:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00. Please note that you have your personal barcode stickers for blood tests with you.

Urine tests should be labeled with your personal barcode sticker and you have to add date and time when the sample was taken by yourself. Please leave your sample on the table in room G2-155 („Inva-WC/uriinianalüüside ruum“) from Monday to Friday, 8:00-10:00 if not instructed otherwise.

Fetal cardiotocography or CTG is a procedure for recording the fetal heartbeat and the uterine contractions during pregnancy. Procedure lasts about 30 minutes and it is scheduled only if your doctor or midwife finds it necessary. You will be informed about the procedure at your appointment. For CTG please go to room G2-158 („Kardiotokograafia“), the nurse serving this room is available next door (room G2-159, blood tests). When the recording is completed please return to your doctor/midwife for analysis of the data and conclusion.

Ultrasound screening. Tartu University Hospital Women’s Clinic has three ultrasound rooms (G2-163, 165, 167). You will be scheduled for the screening by your doctor/midwife according to the antenatal care guideline. 

1. I trimester ultrasound screening (12-13 weeks of pregnancy; it is done to estimate fetal anatomy and the risk of a chromosome defect related diseases).
2. II trimester ultrasound screening (19-21 weeks of pregnancy; to estimate fetal anatomy and development).
3. III trimester ultrasound is done only when necessary (preganancy complications, need to monitore fetal growth, multiple pregnancy etc).

Further information

You can schedule additional 2D or 3D ultrasound screening(s), but this is not compensated and you have to pay for it. If you want the pictures to be recorded on CD you will be charged extra. You should inform the doctor about your wish of recording before the screening begins. Best time for the 3D ultrasound is between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy but even then it’s not always possible to get good pictures (due to baby’s position, for example). It is not allowed to take pictures or tape video during the ultrasound screening and it is not possible to get pictures printed on paper. You can schedule an extra appointment by calling the Clinic’s registry phone 731 9100.

Family education classes (mostly in estonian, some in russian) take place at the Women’s Clinic. There are classes about delivery, breastfeeding, how to take care of the newborn etc. It is also possible join the guided tour (mostly in estonian, some in russian) which introduces the Women’s Clinic and gives you information about the stay in the Clinic during the childbirth and postpartum period. Information  PEREKOOL and registration Perekooli loengute ajakava. Registreerimine.

Medical emergency. In case of pregnancy related medical emergency you have to come to the Women’s Clinic reception from Monday to Friday 8:00-18:30. Please tell the administrator about your problem/condition and she will schedule an emergency appointment for you the same day. If you happen to have an emergency situation during the evening hours after 18:30/night time/weekend you have to go to the Emergency Room. You find the entrance at the corner of G2 building facing Riia Str. („Erakorralise meditsiini osakond“) Please note, that this is the same entrance you need to use when coming in labour.

If your condition is extremely serious please call an ambulance - call 112.

 

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 See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud. 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 40 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.

 

Postpartum breastfeeding help and support

When you have breastfeeding related questions or problems after you have arrived home you can contact breastfeeding counselors.
internet-based counselling is availabe: See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud.

You can also schedule an appointment at outpatient clinic:
Women’s Clinic midwife/breastfeeding councelor, Monday-Friday 8:00-18:00, please call 731 9100 or write See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud. 
Prior to the successful test breastfeeding try not to breastfeed your baby for 1,5-2 hours. Dress comfortably. Bring along a bottle of water for yourself and changing diaper and clothes for the baby. You can bring along your own breastfeeding pillow if you want. For successful coucelling please write down your questions, conserns, notes, babys feeding schedule etc beforehand.