If you are an expecting mother, you may be considering private maternity care to help you with your pregnancy, the birth of your child and any aftercare. Most health insurances, including the NHS, provide maternity care, but some people prefer to pay for additional services that aren’t covered. These may include extra screenings such as 3D scans to having your baby in a private birth ward with your own midwife. There are many good reasons for an expectant mother to choose to pay for private care.
In the UK, everyone can use the NHS during their pregnancy. The services are very good, but some expectant mothers opt for a bit of additional care and privacy. They can choose to pay for a private pregnancy hospital where they will get more personalised attention.
Private maternity hospitals specialize in helping expectant mothers. They are equipped and staffed to provide more personalized services and will work hard to accommodate the mother’s wishes and needs.
These facilities also offer privacy to any expectant mother during childbirth and as she recuperates following the birth of her baby. Many women enjoy the complete privacy these facilities offer, especially during labor and delivery.
Using a private maternity hospital also helps ensure the mother works with the same medical staff throughout her pregnancy and delivery. This often helps form a special bond between the mother and those who work with her during her pregnancy. This can prove very helpful during labor and delivery in making the new mom comfortable and getting her to relax.
If an expectant mother has her child at an NHS facility, chances are she will be released almost immediately following the birth of her child. Private maternity hospitals and facilities allow the mother and child to remain for longer. This helps both of them recover and begin bonding.
Private maternity hospitals also have specialists on staff to help new mothers with breastfeeding and care of their infant. The staff also continues to care for the mother as well as the child which can drastically improve the mother’s recuperation process.
It does cost more to use a private maternity hospital or clinic, but if you can afford it, it is usually worth the added expense. The new mother receives all the care she needs to recuperate and learn how to care for her new baby. Even having someone who can care for the baby while the mother sleeps is a huge benefit of private maternity care.