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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Bunat Al Ghad Academy in Amman, Jordan
Review-of-Bunat Al Ghad Academy
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Brand new buildings, furniture and equipment. The schools is 2 years old. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I have two kids in the school, I believe its the best school within Amman north area. Copares to American schools fees, BAA is an excellent choice.
A reader replied recently with:
I disgree this survey about BAA my children in BAA for one year and now they r behind in every thing except arabic And quran it is not a good example for international school
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Expat Report Review of Bunat Al Ghad in Amman, Jordan was published
Review-of-Bunat Al Ghad
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facility is ok but the furniture is not the best. They do not offer any activities. (Continue)
Expat Report Culture Shock in Amman, Jordan was published
Culture-Shock-in-Amman
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Research, research, research! Try to join groups that are expats like you and establish contacts if you can. Good Luck. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Having a Baby in Amman, Jordan
Having-a-Baby-in-Amman
Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I had my fifth VBAC birth at the Farah Hospital. I had gestational diabetes, so I saw the nutritionist at the hospital early in my pregnancy. She gave me a week of menus to follow. I eventually figured out principles for eating and was able to keep my blood sugar at the right levels through just diet for a while. When it became necessary for more supervision, I was referred to an endocrinologist who was wonderful.

I was not induced, but would have been if the enema (yuck) had not been enough to start contractions. I was very concerned the baby was going to be too large and after talking with my doctor, he agreed to try a very gentle way of starting labor. It worked.

I had an epidural when I was ready for it, not before. The anesthesiologist had a great bedside manner. I was able to bring an MP3 player so I could listen to my music during labor. There was also a TV in the labor room if I had wanted to watch it. My husband stayed with me the entire time but had to wear a paper gown, hat and booties. There was a "family room" right next to the labor and delivery room where he went to have a sandwich which the staff ordered for him when labor stretched on through a meal time.

My birth experience was very good. I was in the hospital two nights. The food was excellent. The nursing staff were attentive but not overly so and spoke English. I was allowed to keep the baby with me as much as I wanted, even over night. They even brought in a bed for my husband to stay with us. (Continue)

A reader replied most recently with:
I am due in a couple months and am wondering about the price of a regular delivery at Farah. Do you mind sharing about what you paid? (no insurance)
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Expat Report Having a Baby in Amman, Jordan was published
Having-a-Baby-in-Amman
Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
My pregnancy and childbirth experience in Jordan were phenomenal. I had an excellent doctor who spoke perfect English and dealt with many expats. I had an ultrasound during each monthly prenatal visit and my doctor took time to answer all of my questions.

The hospital I gave birth in was also excellent - I had a very large (larger than my apartment) private suite with excellent nursing care. I had a c-section and was in the hospital for two nights with no complications. (Continue)

Expat Report Info about Local and International Friends in Amman, Jordan was published
Info-about-Amman
Describe your group.
Activities proposed for a cultural experience:

1. Weekday ladies activities (children very welcome)

2. After work Thursday get togethers (couples/ladies)

3. Friday/Saturday events/shopping (couples/families/ladies)

4. Visits to Jordan's historical/cultural sites (couples/families/ladies)

5. International trips together (couples/families/ladies)

See Message Board for more details (Continue)

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