“Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Gorky
Birthing a baby into the world is a magical experience, and only someone who has either gone through it or seen it in person can appreciate its true wonder. The way the mother’s body prepares for delivery and the way the baby gets ready to survive on its own are nothing short of a miracle. Yes, it is messy, but if you ask any Mom, the first thing she remembers about her delivery is the cherubic face of her little angel – not the mess around her!
Unfortunately for many mothers in India, labour and delivery are horrific experiences that they’d rather forget. And in many cases, they don’t end happily either. According to the UNICEF, approximately 800 women die every day due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications around the world, and 20% of these women are from India. Yet, India’s maternal mortality rate has increased considerably, primarily due to the institutionalization of births.
But having a hospital birth doesn’t guarantee a blissful experience. Many women, both in urban and rural settings have horror stories to tell about their childbirth experiences. These include physical and verbal abuse by hospital staff, dirty surroundings and an altogether unpleasant environment.
That’s why it’s so important to ensure that a magical moment like childbirth happens in a place that can gives this event the importance it deserves. A children’s hospital that is designed specifically to care for new Moms and babies is the ideal choice for new parents. Here, doctors are aware of the full medical history of both the mother and newborn. The Rainbow Hospital at Hyderabad and Marthahalli in Bangalore is one such specialized centre for babies and mothers.
Rainbow Hospital began on 14th November, Children’s Day in 1999, with an exclusive and exhaustive focus on women and children. It has been awarded as the “Best Children’s Hospital in the country” at the ‘CNBC, TV 18, ICICI Lombard at India Health Care Awards’ in 2010. It is also among the “Five Best Children’s hospitals in India” for 2010, 2011 and 2012, a list compiled by ‘The Week’ and ‘HANSA Research’. Ranked as one of the top 3 fertility centres in South India, this hospital has all kinds of special programs to cater to every medical need.
Birthing is not just a big deal for the mother, it’s also life-changing for the father! A hospital’s look and feel plays a big role in getting the new parents comfortable and helping them focus on the birthing experience rather than dirty sheets! At Rainbow, and there is a lot of focus on delivery rooms, ensuring they are comfortable in terms of both pre and post delivery care.
So the next time you are looking for a place that gives childbirth the honor, comfort and dignity it deserves, you know where to go! Rainbow Hospital is at Marthahalli in Bangalore as well as in Hyderabad. You can also connect with them on the website or through the app. With expert staff and the latest technology, all your worries can be put at rest!