Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital
Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019: The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.
The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients have a more relaxed, pain free and fulfilling birthing experience and feel more in control, especially that they can be fully mobile and no need to take pain medications by any route, also the feeling of lightness in weight as water is carrying the mother during the laboring process. We are delighted that the Mansoori family had a positive and comfortable birthing experience with our team of expertise.
Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori said “ I was very happy and contended during the whole laboring process, the ability to see my baby born in front of my eyes and the opportunity to be the first one to hold the baby and even cut the cord is so exciting” and she highly recommends water birthing to all expectant mothers.
Dr. Bashier Dawlatly, Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynecology & Head of Department, said, “Labouring in water helps the body release less of the stress hormones and more of the labour hormone, oxytocin, hence stimulating labour contractions to be strong and more regular.”
The serene atmosphere of Burjeel Hospital has a well-qualified team of experts with clinical acumen dedicated to offer the best service to the newborns and state-of-the-art infrastructure equipped to cater to the most discerning patients and handle any neonatal condition faced during birth.
Hence, expectant mothers like Mrs. Shamma in the UAE now have the opportunity to avail themselves of the water birthing service with the Burjeel Hospital team placing utmost focus on their health and providing exemplary services and aesthetics to patients.
With the many benefits associated with water births and with the team at Burjeel Hospital placing clinical excellence as top priority in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, more expectant mothers in the UAE now have a choice to use an alternative way to give birth.