Giving birth at Clinique Saint-Jean: a good choice!

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Week after week your baby grows in your belly, and you are getting ready for the arrival of that little miracle.

We organize prenatal information sessions in the form of interactive workshops. Find here all the details of these workshops on labor, delivery and breastfeeding, as well as how to register.

In this video you can see the route you need to take at the time of delivery.

 

Informative videos

Below you will find some videos in which the midwives and doctors of the delivery quarter and maternity ward explain more about what to expect.

Are you sitting comfortably? Take your time to watch these videos carefully.
If you have any questions afterwards, you can of course contact our services by phone.
We wish you a lot of viewing pleasure.

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MODULE 1 | Giving birth at the Clinique Saint-Jean

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MODULE 2 | Your stay at the Maternity ward in Clinique Saint-Jean

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MODULE 3 | Breastfeeding: the best start at Clinique Saint-Jean

FAQ

How does the pre-admission process work?

When your gynecologist gives you the pre-admission papers, we invite you to stop by the admissions department to settle all the administrative aspects related to your hospitalization.

Do I always have to wear a mask?

When you arrive in the delivery room, a PCR test will be performed. If the test is negative, you can remove the mask during labor and delivery.

If you have been tested negative, it is mandatory during your stay in the maternity ward to wear a mouth mask during the care of mother and baby, as well as when you leave your room, for example in the corridor or in another department of the clinic.
If your PCR test is positive upon arrival, you will be placed in isolation.

Can I be accompanied to the delivery room?

When you are admitted to the delivery room, you may be accompanied by two people who must keep the mask on throughout their stay at the clinic. If they have any symptoms of illness, these people will not be able to accompany you.

Are visits allowed in the maternity ward?

Only the presence of the partner and your child(ren) is allowed. Visiting hours in the maternity ward are differentiated according to the choice of room.

  • Shared room: 11:00-19:00 for the partner / 14:00-19:00 for the baby's brothers and sisters
  • Single room: 11:00-19:00

What is the best way to enter the clinic for the delivery?

You will always be admitted to the clinic via the emergency room.

Will Covid-19 testing always be performed?

In case of an unplanned admission, which is often the case for childbirth, you will be tested for Covid-19 (PCR test with a rapid result in 10 minutes).

In case of a planned admission, for example for mothers who give birth by caesarean section or if the delivery is induced, you will be asked to perform a PCR test 2 days before admission. Depending on the result of this test, appropriate measures will be taken during the delivery.

The basic rules (wearing a mask and respecting hand hygiene) remain mandatory for everyone.

What happens if I have a Covid-19 infection at the time of delivery?

  • You will remain in isolation with your partner. Both of you will receive meals from the clinic.
  • After the birth, if your condition and your baby's condition allow it, you will not be separated from your baby because of Covid.
  • The care remains the same but is tailored to your isolation needs.
  • After the day of the birth, your stay will last a minimum of three days.

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If I am infected with Covid during the period around my delivery, will my baby have additional risks and be infected too?

The scientific evidence is very reassuring regarding maternal-fetal transmission of Covid-19 disease. In utero transmission is the exception. After delivery, the risk of transmission of the disease is possible, but very low if you respect the following advice:

  • Before taking care of the baby (changing, feeding, or just caress), you should wash your hands and avoid touching your face.
  • You can sleep in the same room as the baby, but the baby's bed should be 1.5 to 2 meters away from yours.
  • If you are breastfeeding, the mother passes on a lot of antibodies to the baby, which already protects him or her from certain infections and viruses.
  • For 3 weeks, you and your partner will need to wear a mask while caring for the baby and breastfeeding. During this period, home visits should be avoided.

If I'm infected, can I breastfeed my baby?

If you are infected with Covid, but feel well, breastfeeding is possible. You can breastfeed and hold your baby while wearing a mask.

Can my partner join me to a consultation?

Yes, your partner can accompany you during an ultrasound and obstetrical consultation.

Our flyers & brochures

Our flyers only exist in French and Dutch. You may find them as pdf here:
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Dutch

You can also obtain these flyers at the clinic. Feel free to ask for them.

Practical

Visiting hours in the maternity ward: You may receive your partner and children. Visiting hours in the maternity ward are differentiated according to the choice of room.

  • Shared room: 11:00-19:00 for the partner / 14:00-19:00 for the baby's siblings
  • Single room: 11:00-19:00

We ask for as little movement as possible in the corridors of the clinic in order to guarantee the health of the patients.
Any more questions? Our teams are at your service!

Maternity: 02/221.94.00

Delivery quarter: 02/221.94.30

 

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Birth registration

For the declaration of your baby's birth, you need to make an appointment with the City of Brussels and visit them within 15 calendar days after birth to sign the birth certificate.

The appointment can be made by phone on 02/279 34 30 (from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:00) or by e-mail: naissances-geboorten@brucity.be

For more information, please visit the website of the City of Brussels: www.brussels.be/birth