The Women’s Wellness and Research Centre (WWRC) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) welcomed the 100th baby born at its new hospital, following the recent relocation of the Emergency Department and a number of inpatient services, including labour and delivery, from the Women’s Hospital to the new facility.

Baby Nabil was delivered in one of WWRC’s 26 labour and delivery rooms. The labour and delivery service at WWRC was officially opened last week, following the opening of the state-of-the-art operating theatres late last year, welcoming women scheduled to give birth through Caesarean delivery.

After the birth, mother and baby were brought to one of the facility’s spacious private rooms. Each room is equipped with a bathroom, baby cot, and large windows and has been specially designed to create a natural healing environment. Nabil’s mother said she felt very comfortable and at home in her room.

I am able to relax and bond with my baby while recovering from birth. Nurses and lactation consultants were available to answer my questions and provide breastfeeding support. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent care that my family and I received and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to deliver my baby here.’

The labour and delivery team at WWRC

Speaking on the significance of the 100th birth, Haila Johar, WWRC Executive Director of Nursing said they are extremely proud to welcome their 100th baby.

This birth represents another milestone in our journey towards operating at full capacity. It is the culmination of many months of hard work to ensure that the transition from the Women’s Hospital was as safe and as comfortable as possible for our patients, and that the labour and delivery experience of our new mothers is as good as it can be for them and their families.’

Johar explained that HMC maternity facilities are designed in accordance with infection control measures that help ensure patient, labour, and delivery rooms are kept free of germs, infection, and hazards.

Expectant mothers are requested to bring only essential items for the duration of their stay in the hospital and are asked to remind their visitors that only a small bouquet of flowers, or a small box of chocolates, are permitted as gifts.’

The new Women’s Wellness and Research Centre is nearly double the size of the Women’s Hospital. Along with housing expanded outpatient and emergency departments, the new state-of-the-art hospital has 240 single inpatient rooms, seven operating theatres, a critical care unit and the largest NICU in the region, spanning two floors of the building.

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