Hospital Offers Prenatal Services at New OB Department
The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital in Nanshan opened their obstetrics department last Monday allowing pregnant women to call and make appointments for prenatal exams. The OB department will initially offer prenatal services for women in the first trimester only.
Additional services will be offered next year after the department opens in 2014 with 120 beds for pregnant women and can handle 4,000 births a year. The department will also introduce a special service in Hong Kong that allows the husbands to accompany their wives in labor and encouraged to cut the baby’s umbilical cord. Although the process is not yet accepted in the mainland and might take some time for the residents and hospital to adapt, so the hospital will launch the service once the residents are ready. The department will also build a specialized a prenatal exam facility along with a reproductive medicine and prenatal exam center.
The hospital will ensure the safety of the mothers and babies and is set to provide more services for better quality and for the safety. For years the number of cesarean section in the mainland remains high and the hospital hopes to change this situation and introduce more natural labor. A lecture room will be created for mother to be to give teach them on how to prepare for labor, feeding and balancing work with family affairs.