In the first and in the second birth time the woman in labour has her own separate room so that she is not in a company of other ones. She can be accompanied to the birth by anybody, it means not by her husband only.
The delivery theatre is designed in a more or less classical style. However, we try to conduct the birth non-violently without giving medicaments unnecesserily and we exercise neither any clichés nor obligatory procedures.
The patients are given the movement freedom during the first (and partially the second) birth time and they are not forced to take up a certain position. They can spend this time in a shower, on a special air ball and the like. In order to reduce the labour pains we use, after the consulation with an anaesteziologist, the epidural analgesy. The birth itself, which means several last minutes after the second birth time, takes place on a classical obstetrical bed in the half-seating position. This position is preferred by us even if – in accordance with the possibilities of a classically equipped delivery theatre – special patient´s wishes can be met. However, there is no labour chair and no bath for the in-water birth (these variations are already being left all over the world). Immediately after the birth, when it is the mother´s desire, the child can be laid on her belly and, as it case may be, an attempt of the first breast-feeding can be undertaken.
Episiotomy, the perineum incision, is usually done in accordance with the ongoing development of the birth, the perineum pliability and with the consideration of the anticipated weight of the new-born baby.
After the birth the mother stays for two hours in the delivery theatre, and when the child is in a good condition, she can have it with her. Then she is transferred to her single-bed room and as soon as she is capable of taking the care of the child by herself (i.e. she can walk after 6 hours after having given the birth) she will get it. There is a full rooming-in applied in the department, but, if the mother is tired, she can agree with the nurses on another regime, e.g. that the child will placed for the night in the neonatal department.