Finding the best Neonatology care in Macedonia can be difficult. There are many options, and it is often hard to know which places you should trust. The good news is that PLODNOST Hospital is a highly professional hospital This article will give you a list of all the factors that you should consider before making your final decision on where to take your child for care as a new parent.
What is Neonatology?
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that focuses on the care of newborn infants with special attention to those who are born prematurely, have medical problems, or show signs of having developmental issues.
Factors to Consider When Selecting a Neonatology Provider
There are several factors to consider when choosing the best neonatology care in Macedonia for your child.
Here is a list of many of them:
-The price range; how much does it cost? Is there financial assistance available if you cannot pay yourself, or do they offer an affordable payment plan?
-What specialties and skills are available? Do they have pediatricians, neonatologists, or other specialties on staff in order to meet your child’s needs?
-What is the emergency plan if there are any complications during delivery that require immediate care at another facility? Are arrangements being made for transportation via ambulance to a nearby hospital with an appropriate medical team for neonatal care?
-Is there a maternity unit on-site, or nearby that you can use if your child is born prematurely and needs special medical attention?
-What are the qualifications of their staff members including doctors, nurses, and other assistants? Do they have additional training in newborn care specifically? For example, some people may have a certification or degree in another area of nursing, but have specialty training as a neonatal nurse.
-What types of equipment are available? Are there incubators, other machines to monitor the baby’s condition and provide the appropriate treatment if needed?
-How many babies can they take at one time? Is it enough for those who may be born prematurely or have complications?
-Do they provide educational sessions for parents and families about how to care for newborns? If so, what kind of topics will you learn about including feeding methods, diaper changing styles that work best for your child’s skin type and age.
-How far in advance do I need to schedule an appointment? Are there emergency appointments available if you have a concern and need to see someone quickly?
-Do they offer any prenatal care or support groups for parents who are expecting their child, such as ultrasounds during pregnancy.
-What is the overall atmosphere of this hospital like including decor, nursing staff friendliness, and helpfulness when speaking with them, and cleanliness?
-What is your standard of care if my child has a medical complication that requires more specialized treatment at another hospital for example.
-Does the facility have an area where siblings can play or watch television as they wait with their mom during labor and delivery, recovery after birth, or any other time while visiting their newborn?
If you have any other questions, I would recommend asking them directly. Many facilities such as ours at PLODNOST Hospital will be more than happy to answer your queries and concerns so you can feel comfortable with the decision you make about where to take your child for care as a new parent.