The first half of the year has been busy for the East-Tallinn Central Hospital Centre of Perinatal Care

3. July 2015

The first half of the year has been busy for the East-Tallinn Central Hospital Centre of Perinatal Care – from January to June we assisted in 1924 births, delivering 1964 babies.

This makes 46 births and 55 children more than during the same period last year, which shows that women continue to trust our clinic and midwives on the most important day of their lives.

In June the clinic's midwives assisted in 331 births and delivered 338 children. Male dominance prevails, with 177 boys being born vs 161 girls. Seven parents experienced the double joy of twins.

Grethel Tarmas, Head Midwife with the Labour and Delivery Department, says it is gratifying to see that women are placing the most important day of their lives in their staff’s hands. "We support the family from the early weeks of pregnancy right through to them taking their baby home,” she explained. “Nothing’s irrelevant – we monitor, provide support and answer any questions people have during pregnancy and childbirth. We offer an individual approach. It’s important to us that women feel safe and comfortable.”

Last autumn, the Centre of Perinatal Care celebrated its 210th birthday – reflecting yet again its strength and consistency. It is the oldest centre of its kind in Estonia, having started out as a perinatal care department with six beds in 1804.

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