Time for mom

6 rights that parents rarely enjoy


Ignorance does not help in life. Especially where children matter. It's worth knowing which recipes make life easier and use them wisely.

Below we have compiled a list of the most important ones, which parents do not know about or for various reasons do not use them in practice.

Do you know your rights?

Pregnant midwife care

Future mothers in Poland responsibly approach pregnancy, arrange to see a doctor, meet at monthly checks, perform ordered tests. Unfortunately, they usually do not realize that they can, in addition to the care of a gynecologist, use midwife's help.

From the 21st week of pregnancy, women have the right to benefit free of charge from midwives' support and knowledge during so-called educational meetings.

Lack of awareness that midwives can provide future mothers with support and help has consequences. First of all, it reduces the chance of young women to get to know the midwife (and, if necessary, when they decide that they don't like it: its change).

Women lose the opportunity to talk about childbirth, pain relief techniques, and child care. Often, such meetings could dispel doubts and serve as a huge substantive support, valuable when starting breastfeeding and continuing it successfully for several months after the birth of the child.

Doctor's patronage visit

While almost every young mother knows that a midwife can expect to see a childbirth, few know that a doctor should visit her and her child at home. And this is not an optional service, but a mandatory one, guaranteed to everyone free of charge.
Unfortunately, in many outpatient clinics, this is hardly talked about, which is why patients do not know what they deserve under NFZ.

It is worth calling and making an appointment to see a doctor, deciding when the pediatrician should visit us at home. In this way, a newborn baby can be viewed in comfortable conditions, without having to go to an outpatient clinic.

Pursuant to the Regulation of the Minister of Health of December 21, 2004 "on the scope of healthcare services, including screening tests, and the periods in which these tests are carried out" in fact Annex 2 "The scope of preventive health care services for children up to the age of 6 with periods of their implementation":

At 1-2 weeks of age, a patronage visit of a pediatric (family) doctor including physical and physical examination, including head development, measurement and monitoring of the head circumference, jaundice assessment, basic assessment of neurological condition and physical examination to detect congenital hip dysplasia.

Priority in queue

You can read: "you've come to a stop", "pregnancy is not a disease", "don't use your belly". It's the voice of the people. Officially, however, there are priority cash registers, there are also signs, information in the offices that pregnant women and mothers with children under three years of age are served first. Practice shows something else that often women prefer to stand and wait than use the privilege of priority, so as not to be stressed by unpleasant comments at their address.