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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Barcelona, Spain - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Belize City, Belize - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    in Belize While I qualified for NHI national Health care there are a lot of lines waiting and you do not get the consistency of having the same prenatal DR at the birth of your child I had to pay out of pocket for all of my lab tests and ultrasounds averaging approximately 100 US a month My private Dr was fantastic but as the pregnancy progressed I began to realize I was not going to be able to afford a private birth in a private hospital Which could range from 2000 BZ to 5000 BZ So I ended up having my final checkup at Karl Husner Medical Hospital On the final visit I happened to get my personal Dr Doing her NHI rotation and as it turned out I was suffering from preclampsia so I was rushed in for an emergency inducement In a public hospital that best thing to remember is that you are your best advocate they do not tell you much they are used to people who do not have a ton of medical knowledge so the staff do not feel the need to communicate what is going on I found I had to be really kind of pushy and ask what they were doing giving me and ask why and if the nurses did not know I had to ask for the head nurse etc They also are Horrible Phlabotomists I have never received so many sticks for one IV in my life and this is after I told them which arm to use which vein would work etc YEARS OF PLASMA DONATION DURING COLLEGE Also Always check your IV lines they seemed to always leave air bubbles in the line They also do not inform you as to what you need to provide for your self you need to buy your own medication in advance if possible your own bed pads you need to bring your own water cups pillows blankets and snacks They are very strict unnecessarily so about visiting hours There also seems to be a big issue with attitude between the Nigerian nurses and the Cuban Doctors I have never been witness to so many arguments in my room about the patient next to me or about my self The Creole and Belizian Dr all seemed to handle things in a much calmer manner The Nigerian Nurses were tough but caring they have a way to win you over and they seemed to respect that I spoke up for my self After 30 hours of Labor and no real progression I was taken in for a C section my worst nightmare I was terrified but in truth ready for the ordieal to be over They wheeled me in I saw the face of My DR and knew I was in her good hands I was told I complined the whole surgery But the sweetest moment was when I finally heard my daughter cry when i woke up later they brought my

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/25104/20/Belize/Having-a-Baby-In-Belize-City (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Blida, Algeria - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Boca Raton, United States - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Bogota, Colombia - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc The two hospitals we were recommended were Clinica del Contry and Fundaction Santa Fe We chose Fundaction Santa Fe because the doctor we liked was associated with FSF I ended up having to have a C section because of preeclampsia so I can t speak to the process for a vaginal delivery During the hospital tour I had before I knew I d be having a C section We saw the delivery area They have separate rooms for labor delivery and recovery The labor rooms seemed small but were private The delivery area is kept separate for hygiene and the recovery room was a shared rooms with several beds There was also a LDR where you can do all three in one place with a private shower but there s only one so if it s already in use you are out of luck I was in the hospital for four days total The first two days I was a shared room with two other people It was difficult to sleep and the cabinets with the supplies were next to my bed so there was a lot of traffic There was a chair for my husband but they didn t bring cots for family members The second two days I was in the maternity ward in a private room with a shower and toilet It was much more comfortable They have rooming in in the maternity ward but my son was in the NICU so I didn t get to experience that The rooms in the maternity ward have a fold out chair that my husband slept in one night but he didn t sleep well so we didn t repeat that The biggest problem was the pain after my surgery It took a long time three hours I think to get them to bring me the morphine it was geting to the point that I was shivering and my teeth were chattering from the pain My husband had to threaten to complain to the on duty nurse s supervisor We were later told that Colombian hospitals are overly conservative with pain medications because they are afraid of getting people addicted Our son was in the NICU for a month The staff was great but it s not like a NICU in the States there are no armchairs and you can t just hold the baby whenever you want I didn t get to hold my son until he was 8 days old They don t allow wheelchairs in so if you can t walk you can t go see the baby I couldn t walk until day three Everyone has to leave when they are checking in a new baby or if they are doing procedures so it s really unpredictable whether you ll actually get to spend time with the baby Some days we were there for four or five hours but only got

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/38556/32/Colombia/Having-a-Baby-In-Bogota (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Brussels, Belgium - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    pain management did you use How long did you stay in the hospital Was it a positive experience Etc Overall it was pleasant I used an mostly expat hospital as I am a native English speaker mostly for convenience to my home Edith Cavell The doctor was not as open offering as normally what I am used to I always felt that she was not telling me any details unless I probed heavily I think that this was partially a cultural thing as she stated that the baby is the primary concern but it made me a little on edge the entire time Overall the pain management was good and my delivery was seamless and I had an epidural also The hospital stay was 5 days and absolute heaven They will insist on emphasizing breastfeeding exclusively and will support you in this endeavor unless you specifically have a reason against it How did you choose your doctor midwife or other type of medical professional I called the Brussels Childbirth Trust for a list of English speaking doctors by hospital location The BCT is a group that assists English speakers in locating resources and they also teach pre birth classes and a variety of classes that were invaluable Another way to find doctor recommendations is to call your local embassy as they normally keep a listing especially if you are not a fluent French or Flemish speaker If you were to have another child in this country would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and or the delivery Belgium is very kid friendly and you will have resources available just by asking anyone for advice if you do this politely A couple of points Belgium is extremely expensive for maternity items like clothing and also for baby items Some people drive to Germany or other countries for better prices on bulk items especially Aachen Germany just an hour away Store hours As nothing is open on Sundays and store hours close at 6 30 7 PM in the evening you really need to stay ahead of your supplies or medicine It is not convenient at all in this regard Limited selection the selection for baby equipment furniture as an example is not like other countries so ask for recommendations and be prepared to do some internet research Professional career maternity attire I went back to my home country USA and did my clothing shopping there as there was a much better selection I really could not find much clothing that was not considered more than nice casual and have loaned out my clothing to co workers 4 times in 18 months as it is so expensive Daycare It fills up literally 9 months plus in advance so you MUST look and sign up interview as soon as you are expecting If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting what advice would you give her Upon notification of pregnancy get started on daycare options Take lessons

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/88/25089/4/Belgium/Having-a-Baby-In-Brussels (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
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  • Expat Exchange - Having a Baby Abroad - Having a Baby in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
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