Ami Hospital is a Baby Friendly Accredited Hospital. Baby friendly accreditation is a quality assurance measure that demonstrates our hospitals commitment to ensuring we provide best-practice care and maintain a breastfeeding-supportive environment. All Baby Friendly hospitals must comply with the global standard, Ten Steps to successful Breastfeeding which were established by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.
Ami Hospital provides maternity care to women in the local area as well as specialised services for all women with complicated pregnancies throughout the Vadodara Local Health District.
It is the only maternity unit of its size inside Vadodara area and one of the largest in terms of the number of babies born. Ami Hospital also has one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Vadodar; a hospital also provides a highly specialised Maternal Foetal Medicine service.
Ami Hospital provides care during your pregnancy and after your baby is born, as well as some care during labour and birth. This service is for Aboriginal women or women having an Aboriginal baby. Antenatal visits will be provided by either a midwife and/or an Aboriginal health worker. ails.
Ami Hospital-Maternity Home in Vadodara offers a continuity of midwifery model of care for well women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Women who book into this model will be allocated to a primary midwife who will arrange to provide their antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care. The midwives who work on this model of care work together in a team.
Birth Centre Midwife Care
Ami Hospital birth centre has a team of midwives who provide woman-centred antenatal care in a relaxed and professional manner for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. The midwives support women in the antenatal, labour/birth and immediate postnatal period. Women choosing this form of care will be referred to a doctor if they develop risk factors during their pregnancy or labour.
Team Midwifery Care: Care for complex pregnancies
Women with certain medical conditions or complex pregnancies may be required to see a specialist at the Ami Hospital. These women have the option for care by a multi-disciplinary team who can provide midwifery, medical and obstetric care throughout the pregnancy, during birth and the postnatal period.
Family Care Midwives Team – for women identified with vulnerabilities
The Family Care Midwife team is a hospital based home-visiting service for women who are identified with additional needs during pregnancy, for example women suffering from anxiety and depression. The team works in partnership with doctors and allied health services such as social workers. Midwives provide an individualized, case managed continuity of midwifery care service during pregnancy and for 4 – 6 weeks after birth.