Worry-free pregnancies, happy babies and healthy children. That is what we are committed to at the HMC Sara de Bronovo Mother and Child Centre. But we are also here to provide support and excellent care to those struggling to conceive. Or when pregnancies do not go smoothly, or a child needs treatment.
Our private suites at the Mother and Child Centre are adapted to each person’s circumstances and needs. Luxury suites are designed with a homely atmosphere, with plenty of daylight. Parent and child can remain together day and night. The suites also offer sufficient space and facilities for all medical care, so there is no need to leave the room to shower or to feed or wash the baby. Central areas offer 24/7 facilities to get something to eat or heat up food. And those staying at the Mother and Child Centre can choose when we come to clean the room.
The Mother and Child Centre marks another step towards Family Integrated Care. This means that care is not
just focused on the child and the parents, but also actively involves them. This way, the family stays together as much as possible and the parents remain in control wherever possible. This also helps smooth the transition to home. ‘Who do you want to have present at the birth?’ ‘What are your wishes in terms of your pregnancy and giving birth at our hospital?’ And in the case of older children: ‘What does the child need?’ We provide objective information on the options and treatments, enabling our patients to make informed decisions. This includes pain relief during childbirth, or the options for the safest way to give birth.
At the Mother and Child Centre we offer:
- Delivery rooms
- Obstetrics triage room
- Family suites
- Children’s ward
- Children’s day care treatment
Patients are admitted to these departments, including in the case of emergencies. For a scheduled check-up, such as a pregnancy check-up or a consultation with a paediatrician, pregnant women and patients can contact the gynaecology outpatient clinic (at the HMC Westeinde and HMC Bronovo locations) and the paediatrics outpatient clinic (HMC Westeinde, Bronovo or Wassenaar peripheral outpatient clinic).
A specialist team is available at the Mother and Child Centre 24 hours a day.
Giving birth at the Mother and Child Centre means:
- Several luxury birthing pools available
- A wide range of pain relief options, with epidurals available 24/7
- The right medical care providers available 24/7
- Homely private suites fully equipped for parent(s) and baby
- A partner is always able to stay to eat and sleep
At the Mother and Child Centre we feel it is important to learn from the experiences of children in our department. We have a Child Advisory Board (kinderadviesraad) to help us view the care and processes in the department from the child’s perspective. The Child Advisory Board is made up of six children of different ages who are happy to advise us. The Child Advisory Board has provided us with input on issues such as the wall art in our new Mother and Child Centre and the toys and entertainment that are essential to a stay in the children’s ward.
Patients and visitors can park in the car park at the back of HMC Westeinde. If labour is progressing very rapidly or in an emergency, you can park your car temporarily in an emergency parking space. To do so, do not go through the left barrier to the visitor car park, but instead the far right barrier to the disabled parking area.
When the patient and/or family is ready to be discharged from the Mother and Child Centre, we will arrange a taxi if necessary and walk them to the exit. Everyone returning home from the HMC Sara de Bronovo Mother and Child Centre can do so with full confidence!
Would you like to know more about information meetings for internationals?
Contact Nanda Jagusiak-Monteiro, Expat Coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org