How does a Japanese hospital
She talks about the atmosphere in which she gave birth to in Japan.
Japanese spirit of the hospital can be expressed by the word "delicacy". My experience - a large hospital, the Red Cross Hospital, a private maternity ward. Individual public maternity hospitals, it seems not only large state-owned general hospitals and private clinics.
Here is the nursing unit:
I got on to the budget stahovochnomu option, not even managed to use the option of paid individual chambers - their number is limited, and even with the condition supplements they do not guarantee, and I was offered to move to a chamber on the eve of discharge when out of our 4-seater already We settled out of screamers, so I refused.
But - being together with the child, subject to availability at any time surrender his nurses. Known examples of private clinics, where a stay separate, but to be honest, at this level of comfort do not see any sense - in fact at any time to get help sisters.
It seems everywhere in Japan practice kangaroo care - is when immediately after birth the mother lay on his chest. In my hospital put and leave for two hours with my dad - all the rest from his labors until the doctors to clean up in the room, and the nurse gives the family of the first photo in the new structure.
Despite the fact that everything is up to his ears hung with cameras, this photo made on a bar of soap and then printed somewhere for you people who just took your birth, very moving. Actually, thanks to such moments, childbirth deposited in my head, not as a medical procedure, or the suffering of the clock, and as some like to say something profoundly stunning moral process.
That's terrible door, in which all are included, and no one comes out :) Because of rodilki trafficked through other doors. What a strange construction at the entrance, I did not understand.
Much of the local orders was surprising to me. Firstly, the absence of anesthesia during natural childbirth. More precisely, it is used only 2, 2% of cases, and practice only a few clinics - we have, for example, only two in the entire prefecture. I read the comments on the issue of Japanese women, one writing that gave birth abroad with epidural and why, why it is not used in Japan, she exclaimed! Indeed, it is not very clear. Maybe the reason romantic - mnogoterpelivy mentality? :)
Secondly, free access any people at almost any time (except at night) and uncontrolled Bringing things and food any premises until the delivery room. There and her husband can carry as it is - in jeans, without analysis, with a camera and a bottle. Carelessness on the verge of science fiction! In my hospital in the final process of childbirth can be present extras up to 2 people, and is often shown in the plots on TV as the whole family give birth - mothers crowding around, older children, and so forth and shout all: "Come on!"..
In general, it seems that giving birth to the Japanese process is treated as something less intense, I guess. But while the medical staff is doing everything possible for the well-being of women and children, do not have anything to ask, seek and control. Nurses and midwives - is generally a song, not every mother will be able to provide for his adult daughter in such a departure.
And in the midst of this complacency - perhaps in the shower. Once a day, by appointment only! Shower without a mirror! More precisely, with a small mirror above the sink. Not enough is only one - wooden pomostkov and gray cloth on the floor. And this phenomenon I can not find any explanation :) This toilet is in each ward, whether it is for one or four.
The House for four - each hospital beds closed curtains, and no one is sitting in plain sight. Women do not communicate with each other, although the friendly greeting.
The integrated system "fridge-TV" :) to work, you need to buy a card and insert it there somewhere. How long does not know, then the unused funds can be returned.
Orange nurse call button - in speaker can say what you need, but you can not talk, so come.
Rookery for a child on wheels.
The House is furnished to a minimum as a budget option. But uninsured hospital stays should infernal money, about $ 350 per day.
Once the start of the convenience, then it and the food. Hospital menu - a wholly-owned Japanese cuisine with minimal deviations in the West. It is a Japanese cuisine always recommend the Japanese in those cases when it comes to diet and health. Daily calorie - about 2000 kcal, and it is unclear how such a number is incident from tiny pieces: a piece of chicken or fish the size of a little finger, slide cabbage ... You see little things right? This baked chicken with cheese, and not what you think!
and rice, of course, three times a day. Rice - the main source of energy as said a nurse who advised me about the power of a child feeding. I stunned her Russian concept of "diet nursing mother" - no such thing in Japan is not. There are a number of foods that are recommended to enhance lactation - for example, black Products: algae, fungi siitake, black beans, prunes. Not recommended for fatty food, European cuisine, and cow's milk. The type of feeding, which is brought into the hospital, fashionable breastfeeding advocates strict limits would clutched his heart: melon and milk, oranges, cabbage of all kinds, including peas :)
One part of the hot tray, the second cooling.
But on the third day brought congratulatory gala dinner - a peace that for him I forgave him a terrible shower :)
Rice with grit out of something sour, like a plum, and probably leaves perilla
Some kind of white fish, green beans malosedobnye
Tempura, rozetochki foil - decoration
Pork with ginger and salad of carrot and daikon
According to the filling of the chambers, the women come to the hospital mainly as written in the booklet issued among other waste paper under the supervision of - to fights every 10 minutes. When making issue a large bag with a "souvenir" - a set for the treatment of the navel, different kinds of napkins, disposable truselya, waterproof diaper, etc. By the way, as we have masthev bags for the hospital -.. "Slippers washable", as in Japan - slimming postpartum bandage. His worn immediately after birth and have the clock. band function - to speed up the return to the antenatal pelvic shape and support the abdominal muscles. It is quite convenient, by the way, and I do not know because of it or not, the stomach does not hurt.
A woman in labor should be in a special "room fights", and from there on the doorstep to the delivery. Give birth in convertible seat, which then is converted to a couch where you can lie down, relax. They give birth almost silently. So I was in the hospital for a long time will remember :)
After birth, a woman transported to the ward, the child dressed in snow-white bilayer vest, instead of a diaper - white towels. In the hospital are 5 days, and there is no point in writing ahead of time, as a stay in the hospital includes a whole program of events: the breast massage and control of feeding, counseling for child care, baby wash demonstration, blood tests, weighing. Nurses come several times a night to remind about the feeding and the child is attached graph where the mother should celebrate it pokaki, feeding time and the sequence of the breast, the baby's temperature. Here is a schedule:
Educational Literary. Notice how fancy the artist depicted breastfeeding :) In the background is a reminder that we must take with you to the hospital.
Plan your stay - is painted in a day what procedures, etc...
feeding schedule is checked by doctors and offer correction mode if necessary. Clothes for the baby and towels are updated as necessary, diapers and wet wipes for free, by the way, we were just Pampers, apparently tried to distributor, as people are more popular your Japanese.
People in the hospital behave like everywhere, quiet and nevyzyvayusche - mostly sitting on the wards, to close shutters, between soboyne communicate, children are not nest. Although nothing female is alien to them.
The only stress that you can get here, comes only from the child, or rather, of its sound range. Generally, it is believed that Japanese children are our quieter, and precisely because of national reasons. I do not know how to react! In fact, fragile babies in hysterics and rolling on the floor year-olds will meet very rarely, the Japanese kids are quite capable, for example, sit there, where they put in silence and watch :) It is hard to believe that the Japanese are fundamentally different from our nervous system, on the other hand, what we call "Japanese character" - quite distinct phenomenon that should be somewhere to take the start.