Giving Birth in Dubai

Find out about what will happen during the birth of the baby...

In government hospitals the labour ward is usually a shared ward and husbands may not be present until the woman is moved to a private delivery room. It is also not unusual for women who arrive at a government hospital in the early stages of labour to be sent home again and asked to come back when labour is more advanced

Whether it is a private or government hospital which has been chosen for the birth, the husband may remain for the delivery once the doctor arrives.

Pain relief is discussed during pregnancy and the usual range of options is available in Dubai. However, if there is a likelihood that an epidural may be requested it is best to get the husband's signed permission for the procedure in advance as it will not be given without this.

Home and water births are not available in Dubai.