This general hospital on the Isola Tiberina in the heart of Rome is considered the place for maternity care, which is why many labouring mums fail to gain admission. There is a cramped but efficient gynaecology and obstetrics outpatient clinic on the ground floor, which also performs ultrasound scans and foetal monitoring services during the final weeks of pregnancy. However, be aware that the use of antenatal services at the hospital does not guarantee access to a delivery room when the time comes; the maternity ward is almost always full to capacity and many women are turned away. The hospital runs antenatal courses for expecting parents as well as organising a monthly programme of one-off lectures on newborn care, post-natal depression, pain relief during labour and other aspects of childbirth and parenthood. The hospital is linked to Ospedale S. Pietro Fatebenefratelli on Via Cassia, which is popular particularly with expectant mums living in the north of Rome.
Via di Ponte Quattro capi, 39, 00186 Roma / +39 06 68371/ www.fatebenefratelli-isolatiberina.it