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Madeira Medical CenterOver 1H30
From XXS to L
Pregnancy is one of the most important moments in the life of a woman and also in the life of a couple. The 9 months are lived in great expectation and enchantment, but also with some anxiety and some uncertainties. It was with these in mind that we created this page, entirely dedicated to you and your baby.
We also prepared a specialised consultation for this moment - the Paediatric Prenatal Consultation – where we will provide you with all the support and guidance, which will prepare you in advance, in an informed way, for the great and fantastic journey of your life.Paediatric Prenatal Consultation
Infections during pregnancy can harm your health and that of your baby. For everyone to stay well, take some precautions and make healthy lifestyle choices.
If you have not been vaccinated or have not contracted chickenpox or rubella, avoid contact with people infected with these diseases. Chickenpox can cause pregnancy complications and birth defects; rubella can cause severe birth defects, risk of miscarriage or the baby being stillborn. During the COVID-19 pandemic, follow the recommended safety measures: always wear a mask, avoid crowds and maintain a safe social distance.
The National Vaccination Plan starts at the Maternity Hospital with vaccination for hepatitis B.
Breast milk is the best food for your baby. The team is available to guide the mother in the breastfeeding process.
In cases where the mother cannot (or does not wish to) breastfeed, we have a hypoallergenic milk formula suitable for her child. Talk to the medical team.
The baby is weighed before discharge. The newborn usually loses weight in the first few days (up to 10% of birth weight). Weighing must continue on a weekly basis during the first month of life. You can do this at the Paediatric Nursing consultation.
Your baby will have a daily medical visit and we are available to clarify any doubts.
Your baby should always be transported safely. When you are discharged, clarifications are made, and you will be accompanied by a professional to your vehicle (Safe Discharge).
Your baby's first consultation should take place by the 12th day of life. The first appointment can be made with one of the team's Paediatricians: