It was a horrific, barbaric experience and not to be repeated in Germany. Pain management was non existent and communication minimal. My experience of nursing care (on 3 seperate admissions) was totally cold and devoid of empathy and compassion. Paediatric care is 20 years behind the UK and they have no concept of working in partnership with parents. Aftercare is extremely limited and Heath Visitors non existent and unheard of.
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I chose a midwife who spoke English, but she didn't work in the hospital near to where we lived, which I had to deliver in as my child was premature. Your choice of midwife in the area in which you live bears little or no correlation to where you would like to, or must give birth.
Leave the country or go private and be a complete prima donna about the whole thing as only then might your experience be ok.