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
- Dr K.S. Kavitha Gautham MS (OG), DRM (Germany), F.I.C.O.G, F.I.M.S.A
- Senior Consultant in Reproductive Medicine & High Risk Obstetrics
- Mrs. Jayashree Jayakrishnan - Natural Birth Boutique
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.
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]
- 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 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 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
- 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