Natural Birth Boutique

Bloom Healthcare is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Multi Speciality Hospital.

Bloom is a “Natural Birth Boutique,” unit attached to Bloom Healthcare hospital. We provide a home-like environment, rather than the hospital labor ward. Because we believe that pregnancy and birth are normal processes, we don’t believe in restricting women; this is why we generally allow food/drink, music, and the attendance of family and spouse/partner.

Women are free to act more spontaneously during their birth, such as finding comfortable postures that assist in labor. Active birth, rather than lying down in bed, is encouraged!

Natural Birth Boutique Team

Childbirth choices

We provide personalized and individualized care as couples desire, within the limits of safety. Birth choices are respected and supported by the Bloom staff. For example, any birth position that is comfortable for the mother is acceptable.

Centre Facilities include:

  • Private suite rooms with nursing staff
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Birth rooms
  • Bedrooms comfortably furnished
  • Large birth pool
  • Moms Kitchen provides healthy home like food in Birth Centre
  • Family room with dining facilities

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

There is a common misconception that if a woman has had a cesarean delivery, a c-section, then any subsequent birth must also be a c-section. However there is a possibility to deliver her next baby vaginally. This is called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, which we support for eligible candidates.

Water birth

The Bloom is pleased to be able to offer water birth for women who have a low risk of developing complications. We know the use of warm water can bring great relief to laboring and birthing moms. We have spacious tubs and showers that can accommodate both the mother and the father. Bloom Birthing Centre is fully equipped, to cater for your needs during labor and birth.

This couple travelled a long way to birth in one of our tubs! [photo credit: Bloom Healthcare]

Birthing Services

  • Health assessment and care throughout the antenatal, birth and postnatal experience (regular visits are required).
  • Personalised attention to each woman’s individual needs and choices.
  • Information and support to individuals choice.

Aqua-natal Session

Aqua-natal is a wonderful form of safe exercise during pregnancy. This session will help a mother in Positions, breathing, and comfort techniques. The benefits of buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure makes the participation of Aqua-natal not only enjoyable, but also advantageous to women both during and after their pregnancy.

Bloom Healthcare is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Multi Speciality Hospital.

Hypno Birth

Bloom provides Hypno Birth sessions to prepare women for natural labor and birth. Through the use as self-hypnosis, the mind can be reprogrammed to expect relaxation and pleasure rather than fear and pain. This process reduces the amount of adrenaline that is produced, addressing one of the primary causes of dysfunction in labor. A hypno-birth also reduces the need for interventions including caesarean sections.

All of the specialist support services

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Childbirth Educator, HypnoBirth Practitioner, Aquanatal Instructor, Pregnancy Massage, Labor support services, Lactation Consultant, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist,Post Pregnancy Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Speech Therapist, Neurodevelopment Therapist, Psychiatrist, Integrated child development centre are available if required.

Delayed Cord Clamping

Because we are committed to providing evidence-based care, we make sure babies have delayed cord clamping. Contrary to what is routinely practised throughout India (immediate cord clamping), this is a a birth practice where the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after pulsations have ceased, or until after the placenta is delivered. This way, the baby receives as much of it’s blood as possible and therefore is more likely to have a healthy start. Many of parents are choosing delayed cord clamping for their baby. We have even had parents who had delayed cord clamping for 2 hours and more.

Delayed Cord Clamping

We also offer the service of placental encapsulation. This where the placenta is steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills for the mother to consume. Tradition and holistic medical customs embrace a number of potential advantages which come from ingesting the placenta. Possible benefits are: increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant, increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone, decrease in post-partum depression levels and Increase in milk production.

The placenta in it’s raw stage ready to be dried [photo credit: Bloom Healthcare] The placenta that has been dehydrated and powdered, ready to be put into capsules for the mom to swallow! [photo credit: Bloom Healthcare]

Antenatal education covering

  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Changing family roles
  • Maintaining health through exercise and nutrition
  • Aquanatal Classes
  • Mom’s Library to get to know more about pre and postnatal care
  • Active birthing including coping strategies for labour and pain relief options
  • Breastfeeding Support

Familiarization of the Birth centre

Expectant mom and her support person and family are encouraged to get to know the consultants, experts, support staff and environment where the baby will be born via:

  • A tour of the Birth Centre facilities
  • Regular antenatal visits
  • Attendance at Childbirth education classes
  • Hypno Birth Sessions
  • Aqua natal Classes
  • Specialized Pelvic/Prenatal Massage
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Birth Room visits

Postnatal care

  • Full Pediatric examination, newborn screening and newborn hearing screening will be offered.
  • Post Natal Shape Up Class
  • Mother’s Club from 3 months to 15 months

OUR TEAM

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DR. KAVITHA GAUTHAM - MEDICAL DIRECTOR
MS(OG),DRM (Germany), F.I.C.O.G, FI.M.S.A email: drkavithagautham@bloomhealthcare.in

A renowned Obstetrician & Gynecologist, a super specialist in Reproductive Medicine & High Risk obstetrics and has over decade of experience in the field of Infertility & High Risk Obstetrics. Dr. Kavitha Gautham has accomplished Diploma in Reproductive Medicine at University of Schieswing - Hoistein campus Kiel Germany, and also undergone advanced training in fertility management at National University Hospital - Singapore and has undergone several training program in fertility management, at Ahmadabad, Gujarat and Cochin. Performed around 6000 deliveries and 5000 Hystero Laparoscopy surgeries. She has achieved remarkable success rate in Assisted Reproductive Technique.

She been awarded Prestigious J.L. Javeri Award at AICOG conference held at Ahmadabad in the year 2005. She is a Fellow of the eminent and renowned Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy – Member of council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences, Geneva.

Mrs. Jayashree Jayakrishnan
Natural Birth Boutique

She is a native of chennai with her schooling done in church park and her graduation as Bachelor of physiotherapy from Dr.MGR Medical University in the year 2005.In 2006 she was a Fitness Manager in Talwalkers, Bangalore where she was placing fitness programs for women’s exclusively.In a thirst to learn more and to widen her knowledge in 2007 she joined RECOUP, a Neuromuscular Rehablitation centre in Bangalore.In RECOUP she was intially handling the peadiaric department dealing with the Neuro development techniques,Milestone development , Motor,Sensory and Gross Asssessments for kids.Later she moved in to IT companies as an Ergonomic Specialist/Consultant dealing Repetative Strain Injuries (RSI).

Mrs.Jayashree was an Ergonomic Consultant in major IT companies in Bangalore AMD,CSR,Sterling Commerce,Quintiles.etc..During that period she got herself trained in Pilates , Tai Chi ,Alexander Technique and got certified as Pre and Postnatal Exercise Specialist from AFPA(USA).

After Years of experience she moved back to Chennai in 2008 and joined Ergonomic Intiative as an Senior Ergonomic Specialist consulting externally.She started to explore the fitness needs of a pregnant women and planned to setup programs from the ground level where the service will be provided to all classes of the society.With growing awareness of health and fitness she placed a full fledged maternity help centers in Hospitals and Nursing homes in and around the city.In 2010 she started HAPPY MOM with a motto of healthy motherhood experience with proper guidance and awareness.

Mrs.Jayashree Jayakrishnan is an India’s Representative for ICEA(International Childbirth Educator Association). Conducted workshops for aspirants who want to persue a career in Childbirth Education.

She is the first person to get trained in Spinning Babies in Chennai.

Mrs.Jayashree J is trained in Mongan Method of HypnoBirth . She is officially HypnoBirthing Institute certified HypnoBirth Practitioner.

Mrs.Jayashree J is the First person in Chennai to undergo DONA(International Doula of North America) training and workshop.

Mrs.Jayashree J is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from IBLCE .IBLCE is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care. Mrs.Jayashree is the second IBCLC in Tamilnadu following her chief and guru Dr.Padmini Balagopal. Nationally Mrs.Jayashree is a member of Breastfeeding Promoting Network of India.

Now she is getting herself trained in Midwifery practice in the field of Natural Birth and Waterbirth . Been with Waterbirth International Founder Barbara Harper in setting out waterbirth concept in Hospitals.

Mrs.Jayashree Jayakrishnan is the First person in Chennai to Introduce the concept of Aquanatal Sessions.She is in her process to receive her Aquanatal Instructor certification.She is American Heart Association certified Basic Life Support Person.

With great blessings and support from her parents,friends and specifically all the gynaecologists, Obstericians, Paediatricians who are motivated to set up a better medical facility for their patients helped for the birth of HAPPY MOM.

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