Delivery Packages at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok

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There is no doubt that having a baby is one of the most exciting events in a woman’s life. With much to organize and many decisions to be made it can also be somewhat daunting. All expectant mothers want to do the best for their new child, with everything being perfect from the very start.

A new child’s life in this world begins with the delivery. Mother instinctively knows how important this dawning of life is, for her baby and for herself. Mother will want to be sure that her baby is being delivered in a safe and secure environment administered over by highly trained professionals. She will want her delivery to take place in a calming atmosphere that alleviates her fears and anxieties, eliminating any stress on her and her baby.

Bangkok’s Lead in Birthing Excellence

Living in Bangkok, expectant mothers are very fortunate. Bangkok is home to the Samitivej group of hospitals. Internationally recognized and accredited, these establishments have a reputation of unequalled professional care in all areas of medicine, with dedicated         pre-natal, delivery, and post-natal departments.

Samitivej Hospital was established in 1979, co-founded by the former Kasikornbank chairman Bancha Lamsam and M. R. Bajarisan Jumbala, M.D. They had a simple objective, to provide an innovative, ground breaking and world leader in medical care. This was quickly achieved with worldwide recognition, and in 1999, Samitivej became the first hospital in Thailand to gain the prestigious recognition of the World Health Organization and UNICEF as a Mother-and-Baby Friendly Hospital. Their facilities are now trusted and renown as being unequalled in mother and baby maternity care.

From their very beginnings, Samitivej Hospitals have had a simple mantra, to be the best by offering the best. They operate from purpose built medical establishments with state-of-the-art equipment, internationally trained staff and multi-lingual personnel, all of which is channeled towards the ultimate levels of patient care.

Mothers Drive the Samitivej Evolution

It is with its world leading facilities and staff that Samitivej Hospitals have developed their maternity care programs, with patient care being at the fore front of their thinking. Their approach is one which is flexible. They listen to the expectant mother; they understand her worries and anxieties and they understand the desires and needs of each one as an individual. Through clear, detailed consultation with mother, a reduction in her anxieties and the increase in her confidence, she becomes more positive and at ease as she prepares herself for what is probably the most significant moment in her life.

Mother will want to clearly convey her thoughts regarding a birthing plan. A mother may desire a water birth and want to discuss the pros and cons of that choice. An expectant mother may have questions about having an epidural, what are the advantages and disadvantages of having of this process? There is also the rising trend towards caesarean births. It is vital that any expectant mother is made fully aware of what this operative birthing process entails, for both her and baby.

It is with their understanding and flexibility that has enabled them to develop maternity programs which reflect and accommodate expectant and new mothers needs and desires. These programs ensure the very best care for both mother and baby whilst allowing mother the birthing method of her choice.

It was over 20 years ago that Samitivej Hospitals opened the country’s first dedicated birthing center in Bangkok. But simply having this unique facility was not enough. Since its creation, it has constantly been upgraded and improved to keep pace with modern thinking and technology. Expectant mothers have also become more empowered and no longer automatically accept the perceived norms and have pushed the boundaries of change.

It is the recognition of how, over the years, expectant mothers have become an integral part of the evolution of the thinking that drives modern birthing processes, and their desire for more control of their birthing experience, which has maintained Samitivej Hospital as the leader in mother and baby care.

As part of its evolution it has relocated and expanded to meet demand, allowing it to continue offering the very best care for more expectant mothers. Patients have described the Samitivej birth center as “A shining example to all others” and “A beautiful place to give birth”. The hundreds of contented, healthy mothers and babies stand as testimony to Samitivej Hospital’s maternity care and their forward-thinking approach to child birth.

Birthing at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, Bangkok

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital in Bangkok offers a natural birthing package which is flexible and comprehensive, catering for the necessary and desirable needs of every expectant mother. There is also their caesarean birthing package which includes the extra medical treatment and care that mother requires.

Both of their birthing packages are available from week 36 of pregnancy. This includes a 48 hour stay in the hospital for natural births and a 72 hour stay for caesarean births. These terms of hospitalization allow the maternity team to monitor and ensure the health of both mother and baby.

Packages include 24-hour access to the hospital’s highly skilled nursing staff, many of which are bi or multi-lingual. In the unlikely event of a language problem, Samitivej have a team of translators to ensure total understanding between the patient and medical staff. In addition to the nursing staff there is the attendance of Samitivej Hospital’s highly trained obstetricians and pediatricians. Just as with all their medical staff, these professionals are trained to international standards, are well practiced and dedicated to the care and service of their patients.

Natural and caesarean birthing packages include a private room for mother. This gives privacy to mother, her partner and family, it is also conducive to creating an intimate atmosphere which encourages mother and baby bonding. Right from the first few moments of life, bonding between mother and baby is vital for both, the perfect ambiance offered by Samitivej helps to aid this process.   

Quite obviously, all meals are included and are part of the hospital’s room service. Menus are nutritious and balanced with mother and new baby in mind. Ensuring adequate and correct nourishment is vital for new mothers, with this in mind, in some cases, the presiding doctor may recommend particular meal options to suit the requirements of the mother.

All expectant and new mothers are covered by the hospital’s comprehensive in-patient services. There is a fully equipped and staffed nursery and a dedicated team of lactation nurses. Nothing is omitted and no corners are cut in the pursuance of comfort and care for mother and baby.

Medication and Equipment

Every birthing mother can be confident that the necessary equipment to accommodate their birthing option will, not only be available, but will be modern and fully functional. All the required medications for mother and baby will be appropriately administered. At the time of birthing necessary medications will be fully prepared and at hand through every step of delivery.

Medications for baby also include vitamin K1, the BCG and hepatitis B vaccinations, and antibiotic ointments as a preventative measure against gonococcal ophthalmia. This is a common conjunctivital infection of the eyes and can be contracted by baby during the birthing process and will usually manifest itself after an incubation period, dependent on its form, of between 3 and 14 days.

Samitivej Srinakarin Caesarean Birthing Package

With Samitivej Hospital’s caesarean package, in addition to all of the above, there is a modern operating room, recovery room and a dedicated operating nursing team. All the necessary anesthesia and inhaled anesthetics for mother are included along with the attendance of an assistant surgeon and anesthetist to conduct the birthing surgery. With a caesarean birth, antibiotics are vital for the mother and are included with the caesarean package.

Birthing at Samitivej Sukhumvit

At the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital the same modern, professional care is offered. However, here there is the additional option of their Platinum Package. This package follows the same premise of patient care being the primary objective. The well-being of mother and baby is paramount. Listening, understanding and having a flexible approach enables the hospital and its staff to bring to mother the delivery she desires in a stress-free environment.

The Platinum Package offers a 3 day stay in hospital for natural births and a 4 day stay for caesarean births. The mother will be accommodated in a modern superior room with luxury facilities and beautiful décor, specifically designed to bring about a homely feel with peaceful serenity.

It is a fact that for some mother’s food can be a point of anxiety and worry. Some will have dietary requirements and restrictions which are individually necessary or important to them. As such, there is an enhanced special gourmet menu and snacks from which mother can select her meals, all of which are carefully prepared to provide the all-important sustenance that mother requires to maintain her health and strength.

At Samitivej Hospital they recognize how precious the first sight of baby is to its mother. For expectant mothers opting for the Platinum Package they will capture that image. A cherished first photo of baby will be presented to mother as a lasting memory of that magical moment when new life enters this world.

You can see all Samitivej Delivery Packages here