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Born at the HPM
In safety and comfort

HPA Magazine 14

The motto of Maternity Unit of the Hospital Particular da Madeira is PLANEIE NASCER CONNOSCO (Plan to be born with us) and offers a service that supports pregnancy and parenting: NASCER HPM (Born at HPM). We know that prepared parents result in happy babies; we know how important it is to prepare for this special moment.

 

Meet the NASCER HPM

THE MATERNITY UNIT 
It is located on the 1st Floor and is integrated in the Women's Health Unit. The Delivery Room is also situated on this wing of the hospital. It is equipped with all human, physical and technological conditions, for safety and quality care of both mothers and babies. Personal care is provided respecting the need and preferences of the future parents. 
Adjoining the Delivery Room is the Neonatal Recovery Unit, with the human and technological resources, to assist the newborn infant.
The medical professionals consist of Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Neonatologists and Anesthetists all with extensive experience. The nursing staff consists of Specialist Nurses in Maternal and Obstetric Health, Children and Pediatric Health.
The private suites and rooms could not be more inviting, as they combine all the hospital technology necessary for safe monitoring of the pregnancy and the puerperium, with the best hotel facilities: private bathroom, TV, internet. The interior decoration of each room differs according to individual themes, where couples can choose the room of their choice. 
It is in this safe and inviting environment that the future mother can, if she wishes, keep a family member with her. We have all the conditions necessary should the family member wish to stay, including overnight. 
Quality care, safety and continuous monitoring are mandatory at this Maternity.

BORN AT THE HPM
The NASCER HPM service is designed to assist future parents to fully enjoy pregnancy and parenting BY BEING informed and in safety. Childbirth Preparation Courses as well as various other health and well-being activities are available throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Childbirth preparation courses consisting off practical and theoretical classes, where topics such as myths, the postpartum period, labor, methods of pain relief, breastfeeding and care of the newborn are addressed. The practical classes include the active participation of the couple, contributing to the acquisition of parenting skills, increasing confidence and knowledge, including pelvic strengthening, relaxation massage for pregnant women and haptonomy.
If the attending physician agrees, it is possible to participate in various activities during pregnancy, such as yoga, water aerobics and pilates.
After the baby’s birth, recovery and the physical and psychological well-being of the mother and baby are the focus of NASCER. During this phase, the new mother can try various courses, such as yoga, hypopressive recovery, post-partum recovery, water aerobics and baby massage.
NASCER also offers cost free workshops dealing with various themes, face-to-face and on line, in addition to Parenting Symposiums.