About Our Specialists

Childbirth in Jurmala Hospital is a good choice if you are looking for a safe and cozy environment. Our Obstetric Department is the 3rd largest department in Latvia by the number of deliveries. Our benefits are a very much home-like environment, modern technologies and very experienced specialists.

Safety and friendly enviroment
  • responsive attitude and highly qualified personnel
  • home-like wards and additional service
  • maximally natural and peaceful delivery
  • monitoring of baby’s well-being during delivery
  • modern resuscitation and intensive care facilities
  • caesarean section surgeries
  • services “Homebirth in hospital” and water birth
  • English speaking doctor

The service includes:

  • a spacious and cozy ward with high comfort conditions
  • individually selected gynecologist – obstetrician and midwife
  • catering for 2 people

 

Jūrmala Hospital has two such wards or Home Maternity Hospitals, which are created according to the samples of the best foreign clinics!

 

Planned c-section – if there are medical indications

At around 34 weeks pregnant, make a face-to-face appointment with a doctor in the hospital; the doctor will assess medical indications, advise you of the next steps and schedule the planned c-section date. To make a doctor’s appointment, send an e-mail to . Bring your passport and all recent examination results – USG, standard routine tests done during pregnancy – to the doctor’s appointment. If an additional examination or a more recent USG examination is required, it can be performed at the hospital.

Note: The hospital’s gynaecologist-obstetrician reserves the right to decide on the validity of medical indications in accordance with the guidelines for Latvian gynaecologists and obstetricians. For example, a scar on the uterus after a previous c-section cannot be considered an absolute contraindication preventing a woman from natural birth.

For EU citizens, planned c-sections are free of charge upon presenting a European Health Insurance Card. For third-country nationals, a c-section is subject to a fee. Additional costs to take into account – ward accommodation, an agreement with an English-speaking doctor, etc.

Note: Apply for a Birth Certificate of a newborn child independently at the embassy of your country. The hospital only issues a statement of birth. The hospital does not send invitations, letters of guarantee or other confirmations regarding the planning of services which would be necessary for the processing of entry permits into the country.

 

Planned c-section – at the wish of the mother

At around 34 weeks pregnant, make a face-to-face appointment with a doctor in the hospital; the doctor will assess the progress of the pregnancy, advise you of the next steps and schedule the planned c-section date. To make a doctor’s appointment, send an e-mail to . Bring your passport and all recent examination results – USG, standard routine tests done during pregnancy – to the doctor’s appointment. If an additional examination or a more recent USG examination is required, it can be performed at the hospital.

An elective c-section costs EUR 1900 (prices valid as of 1 August 2024). Additional costs to be taken into account – ward accommodation, an agreement with an English-speaking doctor, etc. Refer to the hospital website for the current price list of services

Note: Apply for a Birth Certificate of a newborn child independently at the embassy of your country. The hospital only issues a statement of birth. The hospital does not send invitations, letters of guarantee or other confirmations regarding the planning of services which would be necessary for the processing of entry permits into the country.

 

When to consider a personal care agreement (for foreigners)

Please note that the staff on duty can communicate in Latvian and Russian. If your language of communication is English, consider a personal care agreement with an English-speaking doctor or midwife to overcome the language barrier!

Email your request to , specifying your name, weeks of pregnancy and your contact phone number.

Refer to the price list for current service costs.

 

For mother:
Passport or ID card, maternity records, ultrasonography results
Robe, ankle socks, clean slippers
Sanitary pads (heavy-flow), 7- 10 pcs.
Adult diapers – 4 pcs.
Nursing bra – 2 pcs.
Nursing pads – 1 set
Personal toiletries
A water bottle (during labour, preferably a 0.5 l bottle with a sports cap)
“Mikrolax” (enema before labour)
Nipple care cream
Compression stockings (if a c-section is planned)

 

Note: During delivery you can wear your own clothing or the hospital-provided gown. When choosing your own clothing, keep in mind that it should be loose, comfortable, and not too long –to help make nursing a newborn baby easier.

 

For a birth support partner (if participating in a labour and childbirth):

Comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, T-shirt
Clean slippers
Chest X-ray (valid 1 year) – a hard copy

 

For baby:
Baby hat: 1 – 2 pcs.
Thin shirt/bodysuit: 3 – 5 pcs.
Cardigan: 3 – 5 pcs.
Pants (creepers): 3 – 5 pcs.
Diapers (3-6 kg)
Socks: 2 pairs
Swaddles: 5 pcs.

Coming-home outfit

Car seat

Not only a support person, but also a doula can participate in the birth. A doula must be certified and listed on the website of the Association of Latvian Doulas: www.dulas.lv. The doula must have a report of a lung X-ray examination performed within the last 12 months. The fee for the participation of a doula is according to the price list.

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