17 May 2018 - 1:35
HMC celebrates birth of 100th baby at WWRC’s new centre
DOHA: Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Women’s Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) yesterday welcomed the 100th baby born at its new hospital.
This milestone follows the recent relocation of the Emergency Department and a number of inpatient services, including labour and delivery, from Women’s Hospital to the new facility.
Baby Nabil, born to Qatari parents Mr and Mrs Al Emadi, was delivered in one of the WWRC’s 26 labour and delivery rooms. The labour and delivery service at WWRC was officially opened last week. The state-of-the-art operating theatres at WWRC opened late last year, welcoming women scheduled to give birth through caesarean delivery.
Speaking about her experience, Al Emadi, said, “The Women’s Wellness and Research Center is an incredible new facility. The labour and delivery suite was less clinical than I imagined. The wonderful team of doctors and nurses caring for me provided encouragement and support throughout every step of my delivery.”
After the birth, mother and baby were brought to one of the facility’s spacious private rooms. Each room is equipped with a bathroom, baby cot, and large windows and has been specially designed to create a natural healing environment.
“My room feels very comfortable and homelike,” said Al Emadi. “I am able to relax and bond with my baby while recovering from the birth. Nurses and lactation consultants have been available to answer my questions and provide breastfeeding support. I cannot speak highly enough about the excellent care that my family and I have received and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to deliver my baby here.”
Commenting on the significance of the 100th birth, Haila Johar, Executive Director of Nursing at the WWRC, said: “We are extremely proud to welcome the 100th baby born at our new hospital. This birth represents another milestone in our journey towards operating at full capacity at this new facility. It is the culmination of many months of hard work to ensure the transition here from Women’s Hospital has been as safe and comfortable as possible for our patients, and that the labour and delivery experience of our new mothers is as good as it can be for them and their families.”
Johar also said that HMC maternity facilities are designed in accordance with infection control measures that help ensure patient, labour, and delivery rooms are kept free of germs, infection, and hazards.