Expect in emergency cases, the patient is diagnosed and admitted for hospitalisation by a physician. For legal reasons, outpatient examinations are not possible at the present time.
Preparation for birth
We encourage expecting parents to familiarise themselves with Station B / Obstetrics and the maternity ward before the birth of the child. It is important to become aquainted with the place where the child will be born early on. The second Monday of every month, the midwives and nurses are available to answer any questions you may have. Visit us!
Every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gym/physical therapy room of the Klinik Diakonissen Schladming under the direction of midwife Hildegard Eitzinger
Important information concerning childbirth
In the Klinik Diakonissen Schladming you will experience the intimate atmosphere that you would by giving birth at home, but with the safety of a hospital:
Individual care according to the wishes of the expecting parents.
The presence of your Partner or companion during delivery is welcome.
A room for Relaxation.
Midwives accompany the childbirth – an obstetrician is present at every delivery.
Adequate time for the young family to get to know each other.
In the case of outpatient birthing / brief hospitalisation, a personal follow-up at home by a midwife is possible at no Charge.
An anonymous birth is also possible.
Risk screening (to rule out high-risk births)
When your child is born, the Midwife Team of the Klinik Diakonissen Schladming under the direction of Midwife Renate Gladys and Nurse Sigrid Dier can provide the following:
Alternative birthing Options:
Side position, supine position (lying horizontally face-up)
Alternative applications (homoeopathy, water, Bach flower and Aroma therapy)
Relaxation bath to ease labour pains
Episiotomy in the event of a risk of injury to the mother or baby during childbirth
Initial breastfeeding before separation from the mother (for bathing, weighing, and dressing)
Each newborn child has a personality of its own. At the Obstetrics/Station B of the Klinik Diakonissen Schladming, 24-hours rooming-in is possible, which means that the mother can haver her baby with her in a baby crib around the clock. 24-hour rooming-in helps the bonding between mother and child. The proximity of the mother also facilitates breastfeeding.
During the first days after birthday, you will learn to feed your newborn child yourself. The midwives and nurses play an advisory and supporting role in the important activities:
Bathing and care (with the involvement of fathers and siblings)