After the birth

Here at Goldenes Kreuz, our priority from the moment of birth onwards, is to help build the closest possible bond between parents and child. Rooming-in has been standard practice at our hospital for a long time, with babies and fathers able to share a single or family room with the mother. A baby-changing table is provided in every room.

TIP: Take a look at our maternity ward with our video tour.

The pediatricians and nursing staff of our newborn ward are happy to accompany you during the first days with your baby and can share many helpful tips on breastfeeding, changing diapers, bathing, etc. As an additional service for you, we have created our video guide for parents, “Baby’s First Days”.

Immediately after the birth, it is standard practice for your baby to be weighed, measured and checked over. In the first week, we carry out various other monitoring checks.

After the birth you will be in the postnatal ward, where your medical care will still be provided by your gynecologist, and in the first few days our nursing team will be available to help whenever you need them.

After the birth of your baby our services include postnatal and rehabilitation exercise classes, breastfeeding support, advice on caring for and carrying your baby, etc.

Find out in plenty of time about the possibility of collecting umbilical cord blood to bank stem cells.

Our specialist baby photographers from “Endlich da” (“Here at last”) will photograph your baby on request.

And midwife Helene Guzmán-Köck offers follow-up care at home for young mothers.

Living wirh your newborn baby! Valuable information that you won´t find in books:

PKGK_Living with your newborn baby.pdf (974.6 KiB)

During the lockdown periods due to the coronavirus pandemic visitors were strictly forbidden and we found that women recovered much more quickly after childbirth, and experienced significantly fewer difficulties with breastfeeding.
These observations are also reflected in the feedback from new mothers – families found the quiet and calm atmosphere in the postnatal period was a very positive experience.

Consequently we recommend that you avoid additional visitors during the first 48 hours after your baby is born: enjoy this intensive, formative time together, just the three of you, and focus on bonding closely with your newborn baby.

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