I love how motherhood gets the best out of us. It brings out so many talents that we never knew existed within us.
With the birth of my little one, I have become a clown, a writer, a better and more innovative cook, a not so great photographer and yes, a storyteller.
I have suddenly developed this talent of weaving quick yet interesting stories, I love the magic spell they cast on my toddler and how he looks at me with his mouth agape.
Trying to get your toddler to brushing his teeth? Tired of all the coaxing, running and failing yet again?
Well, I may not have a jaadu ki chhadi (magic wand), but I do have this little story that gets my tiny monster to brush his teeth, though not always.
Here it goes..
I happened to switch 3 doctors in 9 months of my pregnancy; different doctor in different trimester and that is not how I wanted it. Pregnancy is a beautiful and unforgettable 40 weeks journey; made or marred by the doctors you choose. I had to change doctors, not because I wasn’t comfortable with them, but because of some unavoidable situations. I delivered in Gurgaon, which was a fairly new area for me and my family, that made it even more difficult for us to decide where to deliver. We got in touch with friends in and around Delhi/Gurgaon; each had a different experience to share about the various famous hospitals. We searched the internet; also checked the Facebook/google reviews of the hospitals and contacted the moms who delivered there (this was a slow process; but we got honest reviews from them). My Ob-gynae was a visiting doctor; she was attached to most of the top-rated hospitals in Gurgaon, but left it on me to decide where to deliver. We visited two of the hospitals that we had shortlisted; did a hospital tour and then came to decide where we wanted to have our baby. It is important to have a good doctor first; hospital can be decided after choosing the doctor. Your task will be simplified if the doctor himself/herself suggests you the hospital.
The factors that could be kept in mind while deciding on to the hospital for your delivery
Questions you may look at asking your prospective hospital before finalizing it
These are the things that I could think of! If there is anything that you feel is missing please comment and let me know.
Hope this is useful for “parents-to-be” who are stuck in deciding the hospital for delivery.
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It’s one of the best hospitals that I have seen so far with extremely professional staff and breastfeeding friendly doctors, who will educate you as a new mom, eliminating fears and doubts regarding feeding and new born care.
I was sceptical when it came to choosing this hospital over many other super speciality hospitals in Gurgaon (Cradle, Fortis, cloud nine etc) as it was comparatively a new setup then (2016), however I went ahead with it and I’m happy that I chose it.
I also happened to attend the ‘one day prenatal workshop’ which was pretty informative.
Few most important highlights
The hospital is breastfeeding friendly; my baby was put on my chest few minutes after being born (he latched on like a pro 🙂 )
The neonatologist/ paediatricians/lactation consultant in the hospital kept reiterating the benefits of EBF (exclusive breast feeding) every time they came for visits
We were informed of many myths and wrong practices related to new born baby care.
***Other Special highlights***
The rooms are super cosy and comfortable with all amenities like that of a star category hotel.
The food too was good unlike many other hospitals
The hospital gave a cute birth certificate with our baby’s foot prints and other details.
A booklet with details of our baby and month wise baby care, milestone chart and growth chart was given on discharge.
The parents are made to plant a sapling in the name of their new born baby; pictures are clicked and sent to the parents.
Cake is cut by the new parents with their doctor.
The staff does not take any tip, not even when insisted upon. 🙂
Most importantly, the hospital bill is not too hard on your pocket/bank balance! All this priced pretty competitively with other good hospitals around.
My experience could have been bettered if they had the hospital well-staffed on Sunday(the day I got admitted); however all in all we left the hospital with our swaddled bundle of joys and a happy memory.
I would be soon writing a checklist for to-be parents on finalising a hospital for delivery.
Check here to know what you need to pack for your delivery 🙂
Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I am in no way related to the management, nor am I employed with the hospital. It is solely based on my experience there in the year 2016. If you are looking for a hospital in Gurgaon for birthing I would certainly recommend W, however kindly do your checks and do not depend on this one review.