The most important thing when it comes to giving birth is ultimately quality maternity care. In addition to this, most women now prefer a
comfortable, home-like setting for their labour and delivery experience.
Hence, hospitals are upping their stake by providing birthing suites to make patients, who can afford it, feel pampered and surrounded by the best medical technology, even in the throes of labour.
Mrs Modinat Hamzat, a booked patient of General Hospital lkorodu, recently made history by being the first to enjoy the numerous features of the birthing suite. On Tuesday, the 3rd of November, she was delivered of a baby girl in the birthing suite and she was full of gratitude and commendations for the hospital’s innovation.
In her words, “This is my third child but my first birth experience in Nigeria. I was sceptical about using General Hospital because I detest using a general ward for both my labour and delivery
experiences but a staff of the hospital introduced the birthing suite to me and prevailed on me to check it out. I did check it Out and was marvelled at what I saw”
“I registered for an anti-natal clinic immediately,
The rest is history as you can see. I didn’t regret paying for the birthing suite.”
In an interview with the Chief Medical Officer, who delivered the baby, Dr Obani Ismail disclosed that the new birthing suite is another innovation of the management, which is quite affordable for those seeking a private and family-centred delivery experience.
He thus, enjoined those who could pay for the service to come forward and register for anti-natal care at General Hospital Ikorodu.
Speaking about the suite, the MD/CEO of IGH, Dr Taiwo Hassan stated that, “Though our quality maternity services have always earned us repeated recognition as one of the best hospitals to give
birth, we have taken a step further in setting up a private birthing suite, which is another plus for us. General Hospital lkorodu will, therefore, ensure that patients, who can afford the birthing suite, have the privacy & quality medical service they need to enjoy their labour and delivery experiences.”