Admissions of women with false labor have been reduced by 30% in Guápiles Hospital since they opened a special room equipped for pregnant women’s needs.
This room is part of the emergency room, where these women are assessed by professionals in nursing and medicine, they are given a fetal monitoring and if necessary, a consultation with other professionals in obstetrics and gynecology is performed.
As part of the attention process, women receive cookies, soft drinks and even ice cream as a mechanism to stimulate the baby’s movement for those pregnant women who go to the hospital because they stop sensing their child.
Iliana Musa, director of the medical center, said many of these women come from very remote areas without food and fasting often interferes with the baby’s movements.
This service is initially provided in the first shift from Monday through Friday, and the goal is to open a second shift to extend this attention.
They also hope to make a remodeling in order to provide greater comfort to patients requiring this obstetric care.
Guápiles Hospital assists an average of 3,500 annual deliveries of women from the cantons of Pococí, Guácimo and somaetimes from Siquirres and Sarapiquí.