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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Dublin, Ireland

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Dublin

How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on?

2002

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...

We gave birth in Mount Carmel Hospital, a very good facility even if it did feel like a throwback to the 50s. When we visited they did not tell us they would be doing major remodeling during the time our child was due. When b day came the Dr and staff were great, good service, very attentive. The drawback was major noise and pounding while they remodeled the very wing where newborns were and mothers were trying to rest.

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How did you choose your doctor, midwife or other type of medical professional?

Referrals

If you were to have another child in this country, would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and/or the delivery?

During the hospital visit I'd ask the staff if they expected any changes in the condition of the ward when the baby is due.

If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting, what advice would you give her?

the above

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