There have been a couple of times that as a blogger I have been given the opportunity to write about hospitals, however, I have not taken it on the basis of no experience. However, when I got the opportunity to write about Rainbow Hospitals, I gladly took up the assignment as I delivered my son at their Banjara Hills, Hyderabad clinic. And honestly, it took me some time to gather my thoughts as it has been over 9 years since I delivered.
I had a very bad experience with the initial two clinics (I don’t remember their names anymore) I visited as I was new to Hyderabad. A part of my pregnancy was spent in Delhi and the gynecologist put me on a high protein diet, the only problem being that it wasn’t from natural sources. Due to extreme nausea, I was having a tough time dealing with protein intake, apart from my regular food. As I wasn’t keeping too well a friend asked me to try Rainbow (at that time relatively new) as it was a specialty mother and child clinic. And I’m so glad that I did.
First and foremost, the HoD, Gynaecology at Rainbow got me to switch to natural proteins which was so much better than sachets and boxes of threptin that I was consuming. Also, they got all my tests done once again and when the reports came, they asked me to report immediately. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The 2nd in line gynecologist was stern and I hated her initially but later realised that had she not been stern, I wouldn’t have taken the diagnosis seriously. I consulted the nutritionist at the hospital and was put on a balanced diet to keep my calories and nutrition intake balanced. I followed it to the T and my sugar levels stayed perfectly normal till the day I delivered. Most women with gestational diabetes are not able to give natural birth because of fluctuating sugar levels yet I could 🙂
Here are some of the reasons I had chosen Rainbow Hospitals –
1) As a new mother to be and not much guidance from anywhere else, I felt safe in a place which dealt with only moms-to-be, moms and children.
2) Any complication requires special attention. In my case, it was gestational diabetes and it was handled very well.
3) The hospital encourages natural birth. Despite gestational diabetes I was able to keep my sugar levels in control and gave birth naturally.
4) Neo-natal & pediatric specialties like NICU, nephrology, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics & neurology are prepared and ready right after you deliver.
5) The nutritionist associated with the hospital deals specifically deals with pregnancy and post pregnancy cases so that’s also specialised. It took me 8-9 months to come back to my right weight post giving birth.
I was lucky that a new branch of Rainbow Hospitals opened at a walking distance to my house a couple of months after I gave birth and I found a very good paediatrician there. And ever since then despite moving out of the city, I stuck to taking my son to children’s hospital/clinics as much as I could and here are some reasons I think it’s better to take children to children’s hospital rather than multi-speciality hospitals –
- It’s less intimidating for the little ones to be in a friendly environment specially if they are sick.
- As per https://www.childrenscolorado.org/, “Diagnostic tests and treatments are different, too. Kids have smaller blood cells, so their lab work looks different. They also have less blood—a lab set up to test with smaller samples helps a child avoid possible multiple draws.” And this makes complete sense to me.
- The entire staff of a children’s hospital is trained specially and sensitised to deal with kids and it’s comforting for me a parent.
Happy parenting 🙂
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