I am pregnant





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If you are expecting, the doctors and midwives at the Germans Trias will be with you to monitor the pregnancy and assist you during childbirth, whether conventional or natural.

The hospital organizes information sessions for pregnant women every two weeks on Thursdays at 15:30 h.

It also schedules specific natural childbirth sessions teh second Tuesday  of the month from 15:30 to 17:30 h.

Please call the information desk at the Maternity hall to register for either session from Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 14:00. The phone number is 93 497 84 80.


Monitoring the pregnancy

From the Primary Health Clinic, you will be referred to the Germans Trias for initial contact with the medical staff and the midwife.

For this first appointment, you should bring:

  • Id or passport
  • Individual health card
  • Pregnancy record book


High-risk pregnancy

If yours is a high-risk pregnancy, you will have a monthly checkup until the eighth month of gestation. From then on, checkups will be weekly until delivery.

For optimal monitoring, we have a complete circuit of tests and specialist visits.


Birth plan

You should design your own birth plan (language: catalan), which is a document that includes your own preferences and expectations for the birth of your child. Among other things, you can specify whether you wish to donate umbilical cord blood and the type of nursing.


Preparing the baby basket

For the mother, it should include

  • Breastfeeding night shirt
  • Slippers
  • Underwear
  • Breastfeeding bras
  • Toiletries

For the baby, the hospital will supply t-shirts and diapers, but you can also bring them yourself. You should also bring:

  • A hat
  • Socks
  • A baby shawl or blanket
  • Clothes to leave the hospital


On the day of delivery

Come in through the maternity ward entrance and go to the information desk, where they will create your admission file.

Remember to bring:

  • Id or passport
  • Individual health card
  • Pregnancy record book and supplementary tests
  • Your birth plan, if you have one
  • Natural childbirth consent form, if you have made that choice
  • And, if you are an umbilical cord donor, the signed consent form
  • It is convenient to bring a signed informed consent for anesthesia epidural.You can download the informed signed consent for anesthesia epidural (language: catalan).

Next, you will go to an obstetrics box, where the healthcare staff will check whether you are in labour.


Conventional childbirth

If you choose conventional childbirth and you are in labour already, you will take a shower and then go into the dilation room.

There you will go through labour, and if necessary and you so wish, we will administer the epidural anesthesia.

When you have dilated, you will be taken to the delivery room.

Once you have given birth, you will remain in the observation room for a couple of hours.

Finally, you will be taken to the fourth floor of the Maternity building. During your stay at the hospital, you will always be with the baby to encourage bonding.


Natural childbirth

The Germans Trias Hospital also has a natural childbirth room offering the safety of a top level hospital environment.

This room has different features to make you more comfortable during labour:

  • A single dilation and delivery area
  • A bathtub to help relaxation
  • Balls and a multipurpose traction system to help during dilation
  • A breastfeeding chair, which fosters mother-baby bonding
  • Different birthing chairs and an articulated birthing bed

You can download this leaflet with information on natural childbirth at the hospital (language: catalan).



Mother and baby will be transferred to the hospital ward, which has individual rooms. There, the doctor will visit every morning. You will be admitted for two or three days, although you may request to be discharged earlier if you are well. You can find all the information about hospitalization at Germans Trias in the Admitted patient handbook (language: catalan).


Special care

In case the baby or the mother needs special care, the Germans Trias Hospital has a Neonatal Unit and maternity and neonatal intensive care units.


Once at home

For the baby, keep the following in mind:

  • Until the umbilical cord falls off, baths should last as little as possible, with a quick soaping and rinsing. The cord should be cleaned with gauze and left uncovered, without applying any disinfectant. Three days after it has fallen off, you can start giving the baby regular baths.
  • Diapers should be changed frequently, after each feeding or before if necessary, because it is important that the belly button is clean and dry.
  • It is common for the baby to sneeze even if he or she does not have a cold.
  • The number of bowel movements is irregular, and they are more frequent and softer with breastfeeding than with formula feeding.
  • Hiccups is also frequent after eating, as well as regurgitation: many babies sometimes throw up small amounts of milk after eating.
  • The baby must be weighed every week at the same pharmacy, using the same scale, and if possible, at the same time and wearing the same clothes.
  • When leaving the hospital, clothes should be appropriate for the temperature. They should not be overly warm.
  • The pediatrician at your primary health clinic should see the baby. When you go home after, make an appointment for the first visit.

For the mother:

  • Your midwife at the Primary Health Clinic will call you for a postpartum appointment. You can also phonephone her. These are the contact numbers for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Centres (ASSIR) within the reference area of the Germans Trias hospital


  • At your ASSIR, the doctor will also see you, and you can join a nursing group.
  • If interested, they will also inform you about nursing support groups outside the scope of healthcare.


Breastfeeding and breast milk donation


If you have any questions, please call 93 497 84 80 from 9:00 to 14:00 and ask the midwives or send an email to droca.germanstrias@gencat.cat.



Pregnancy workshops

Given the exceptional situation, these days, the Hospital offers telematic chats for pregnant women with a midwife.







Useful information: 



If you want to subscribe to telematic chats for pregnant women organized by Ginaecology and Obstetrics service you must fill out the form at this link.