CONSIDERATION ON CHOOSING A CONFINEMENT CENTRE
Having a newborn baby might be the most joyous journey in your life. For parents, this wonderful journey will let them feel anxious and worrying, especially when it comes to taking care of their newborn and capability as a parents. Getting ready early is always the best thing to do. One of the most common problem that parents faced is about confinement centre.
Confinement centres offer care packages in which a mother and her baby’s needs are fully taken care of. A confinement center normally provide caring packages for mommies with a specific price range. Most confinement centre offer a minimum stay of 28 days. However, the packages and policies might differ from each different centre.
What are the consideration on choosing a confinement centre?
Location is one of the most important consideration because you would like to provide more convenience for yourself or your loved ones to visit.
First of all, it will be more convenient for your partner or family members to visit if the confinement centre has easy access to their workplace or residence. It is also easier for you to ask for help towards your family members when you need. For example, bringing something that you need from home.
Other than that, it is also important to identify the safety of the area. Try to seek for the confinement centre that were near to a medical centres. Although a confinement centre might provide an exclusive care to you, however they might not be able to handle some medical issues such as wound dehiscence.
Lastly, pick a calm and peaceful environment confinement centre to make sure that you could have enough rest for recovery.
Meals provided are important consideration in a confinement packages. Some confinement center are based on traditional Chinese food and some are more westernize. Regardless which style it is, parents should look into the ingredient that support the health and recovery of the mother.
Parents have to ensure that mommy can have a proper nutrition in the food menu. The food diet have to provide essential nutrition that ensure the quality of breast milk and it would affect the health of your baby. It is also essential to make sure that the diet can attain your pre-pregnancy vitality and figure.
Other than basic nutrition, parents that had complication in health such as diabetes or hypertension, should be more aware on the food menu. They have to make sure that the confinement center can could provide a special diet for them. Meal hygienic should take into considerations too. For example, fresh food and clean utensil.
Every confinement center provide different cost and packaging. Parents should do some research on the price as you would not want to pay an expensive bills.
Although every confinement centre has different charges or fees, it is important for parents to understand about basic charges and additional charges. For example, partner or children stay, additional meals, baby need (clothes, diapers, formula), mother's care (aesthetic services), laundry services and more.
Be aware and mindful of the marketing gimmicks and promotions. Prepare a budget for confinement services and try to finance it to prevent overspending unnecessary money.
4. Personal Space
Having a personal space in a confinement center is popular nowadays. This is because people start to understand the importance of it.
Having a personal confinement space is vital for recovery as it allows mommy to relax in a more comfortable environment. Mommy can focus on recovering or healing in a personal space. As time goes on, women will feel better, more energetic and will not fall ill because they have the private time necessary to focus on healing and restoring balance to their body.
A personal space can help mommy to adjust their time by limiting the visitors and also adjust their role of parenthood in a quiet and peaceful environment. A personal space normally helps psychologically for mommy. New mommy might not be comfortable surrounded by others as their body started to change because of pregnancy. They might also feel uncomfortable when they are struggling with breastfeeding as a new mom. Therefore, a private space better for them to protect their dignity.
5. Staff and education
Staff in the confinement centre should be able to provide more than basic care. They should understand the needs of each parents and fulfill it.
Staff in a professional confinement centre should be experienced and trained to support mommy. There should be a professional consultant team such as nutritionist or obstetrician to provide professional guidance to mommy or the centre. Culinary chef specializing in confinement meals will be a huge plus.
Other than staff, a confinement centre might also able to provide parents education for fist-time parents in their early stages of parenthood. It could lessen the risk of postpartum depression for new parents. However, not every confinement centre provide this services. If yes, they might need additional charges.
Here are some recommendations of confinement centre in Malaysia:
a. Kimporo Postnatal Rejuvenation Center
Level 6 & 7, 30A, Menara Ruyi, Lorong Kapar, Jalan 2/87G, Off Jalan Syed, Putra,, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
b. Gina's Place Confinement Centre
10 Jalan Awan Pintal, Taman Yarl, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact 012-2122387 via Whatsapp (To avoid interrupting sleeping babies and mommies)
c. Mom Retreat Home
No. 16 Jalan Permatang Pasir Off Jalan Teluk Gadong, Batu 3.5, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
d. Kabo Confinement Care Centre
32, Jalan Prima Pelangi 3, Bukit Prima Pelangi, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
e. Joei Confinement Centre
L1-23a, Jalan Perdana Metro Barat, Taman Metropolitan, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Although every confinement cetre have their pros and cons, however on issue should be exact: A confinement centre has to be clean and hygienic to prevent the spreading of germs and viruses in between staff, mommies babies and visitor, especially in the era of COVID-19.
The innovative ways to provide a clean and hygienic environment for mommy , baby or everyone in the confinement centre. JOYLEE Daily Protection Combo protects the everyone from germs and viruses that cause infection.
The omnidirectional sterilizing process with aromatic fragrance function.
We could sterilize item like phone or wallet to prevent viruses spreading to mommy or baby, even visitors.
Disinfect and stay hygienic with just 100 seconds.
UV Sterilizer Rod is suitable to sterilize almost everything (such as towels) without damaging the material with harmful chemical as UVC light does not contain any chemical substance.
75% pure ethanol that kills 99.99% of bacteria.
This disinfectant spray is a quick drying material that are suitable to clean every corner in the confinement centre or room. Cleaning every corner of the centre will be a good way to prevent virus.
75% pure ethanol with hospital-grade sanitizer.
We should sanitize their hand with this hospital-grade sanitizer. It has a suitable volume for huge usage. Sanitation is important to prevent germs spreading throughout the interaction between everyone.