Expat Health Insurance & Healthcare Guide to US
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An expat in Saipan talks about the limited access to quality healthcare in Saipan. Most people travel to Guam or the Philippines for medical issues and care, because the only hospital in Saipan is a mess. She would advise those with serious medical issues to avoid moving to Saipan.
I went to the hospital after my water broke. I checked in at 3:40 AM. The staff was very friendly but I did not have much saying in anything. They gave me pitocin without even asking me and when I asked for the epidural they said that I needed to hydrated first. it turned out that I did not get one and the baby was born at 5:27Am through vaginal delivery. I was sent home 2 days later. They did not encourage brestfeeding at all, for no particular reason as the baby was normal and I was fine, too. They gave me a bag with formula and other treats from Nestle and sent me home. The experience was good. My baby is healthy. I missed the warmth of my Brazilian culture though.