At Medicover Hospital, future parents can be sure of the comprehensive care of gynaecologists, obstetricians and midwives. They can also enrol in a modern birth school.
In order to meet the needs of all carers preparing for the birth of their babies, we have enriched our offer with Baby First Aid Course.

At Medicover Hospital's Birth School, we conduct classes for both women preparing for childbirth by natural forces and for the ones who will give birth by a caesarean section.

Classes taught by our qualified staff cover issues related to childbirth, such as:

• signals of upcoming delivery,
• stages of childbirth,
• the role of the future dad in the delivery room,
• pain relief techniques,
• types of anaesthesia used during labour,
• puerperium - its physiology and hygiene in the postpartum period (in the case of the course for women preparing for caesarean section, also the discussion on postoperative wound care).

Additionally, during one-day individual classes, Medicover Hospital midwives will be happy to answer questions about the puerperium period or care for a newborn baby:

• breastfeeding (techniques and principles of breastfeeding, lactation physiology, pumping techniques, etc.),
• newborn care - skin and navel care, bathing, dressing, changing,
• documentation and official matters that need to be dealt with after the child is born,
• preparation of the children's room.

The one-day meeting is a great opportunity to get to know the midwives from the delivery route; they will welcome you to our ward and you will stay under their care until the end of your stay in the hospital.

As Medicover has been actively involved in promoting health prophylaxis for years, the offer of our Birth School could not be complete without Baby First Aid Course. Thanks to it, parents-to-be can supplement their knowledge with practical information that will come in handy in moments of danger to the child's health and life.

Classes will be held at the Szkoła Narodzin Jeannette at
ul. Grupy AK "Północ" 2/33

(Mokotów, near Czerniakowska and Al. Polski Walczącej).


The Birth School classes are in English; they can be attended by pregnant woman and accompanying persons (for classes in Polish: CLICK HERE)

Individual meetings will be carried out in one day, at a time agreed with the participants.
Triage at the entrance is mandatory. Please bring extra socks and a snack (this applies especially to pregnant women). We provide tea, coffee and water.
The first aid course takes place on a separate day. In order to arrange the date of the course, please call the Hospital's Helpline on +48 500 900 902.

CLASSES FOR COUPLES PREPARING FOR NATURAL BIRTH

There are 3 thematic blocks in one day:

BIRTHING & POSTPARTUM
• How to emotionally prepare for childbirth
• How labour begins - symptoms
• When is it worth coming to the hospital
• Characteristics of the various stages of childbirth
• Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain relief
• Participation and tasks of the accompanying person
• Communication with the staff during childbirth
• Discussing the pushing position
• When to make an incision, when to protect the perineum
• When to choose operative delivery; caesarean section
• First breath and cutting the umbilical cord
• Importance of close contact with the child - kangarooing
• Hospital stay, schedule of the day, day of discharge
• What is puerperium, involution processes
• Physiology and pathology of puerperium (what to pay attention to)
• Care for the incised perineum, caesarean section wounds (depending on the route of delivery)
• Family after the birth of a child
• Emotions in puerperium - baby blues
• Return of fertility after childbirth

NEWBORN & MILK
• What a newborn looks like after birth
• Adaptation to the new environment, transitional stages of a newborn
• Physiological jaundice
• Physiological weight loss
• Screening tests
• Heat conservation
• Digestive system adaptation
• Daily baby care
• Bathing a newborn baby step by step
• Arranging a space for the newborn at home
• Mother and child: safety in the car
• Physical and psychomotor development of the newborn
• What it can mean and how to interpret a baby's cry
• Bathing, changing, dressing and other care activities - practical part
• Care of a child in a hospital – what it looks like

NATURAL FEEDING
• Benefits of breastfeeding
• Contraindications to breastfeeding
• Composition and function of breast milk - food variability
• Regulation of the production process in food
• Rules of conduct in lactation: how to prepare for feeding, the first feeding, the first day, stabilization of lactation, further feeding
• Pumping and storage of milk
• Nutrition of a nursing mother
• Stimulants and drugs in lactation
• The most common lactation problems: nipple anatomical variants, sore nipples, food overload, food stagnation
• Layette and lactation gadgets
• Lactation crisis - where to look for help
• Latching a baby to the breast, breastfeeding positions - practical classes

CLASSES FOR COUPLES PREPARING FOR A CAESAREAN SECTION

There are 3 thematic blocks in one day:

CAESARIAN SECTION
• Indications for caesarean section
• How to prepare for surgery
• How to pack for the hospital
• What to do if labour starts before the scheduled caesarean section
• Day of birth of the child - step by step
• Stay in the maternity ward
• Course of puerperium after the caesarean
• Puerperium – what is it
• Emotional reactions in puerperium - baby blues
• Wound care
• When and for what purpose you should go to a physiotherapist
• Return of fertility after childbirth

NATURAL FEEDING
• Benefits of breastfeeding
• Contraindications to breastfeeding
• Composition and function of breast milk - food variability
• Regulation of the production process in food
• Rules of conduct in lactation: how to prepare for feeding, the first feeding, the first day, stabilization of lactation, further feeding
• Pumping and storage of milk
• Nutrition of a nursing mother
• Stimulants and drugs in lactation
• The most common lactation problems: nipple anatomical variants, sore nipples, food overload, food stagnation
• Layette and lactation gadgets
• Lactation crisis - where to find help
• Latching a baby to the breast, breastfeeding positions - practical classes

AROUND THE NEWBORN
• Assessment of the general condition of the newborn - Apgar scale
• Transition stages of a newborn
• Physiological jaundice
• Heat conservation
• Digestive system adaptation
• Physiological weight loss
• Daily baby care
• What it can mean and how to interpret a baby's cry
• Bathing, changing, dressing and other care activities, step by step - practical part
• Arranging a space for the newborn at home
• Mother and child: safety in the car


Contact us to learn more about our offer and get more details
Call 500 900 900
or fill in the form – and we will call you back.


Szpital Medicover
Aleja Rzeczypospolitej 5
02-972 Warszawa