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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on?
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 went to a private hospital which had lots of western patients and all English/US trained and speaking doctors. I was given an epidural (which failed) and eventually a general anasthetic for an emergency caesarian. I was in hospital for 4 days and was very well cared for. The doctors and nurses were very nice, although not that encouraging or knowledgable about breast-feeding.
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How did you choose your doctor, midwife or other type of medical professional?
I chose my doctor and hospital through a recommendation from a friend.
If you were to have another child in this country, would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and/or the delivery?
If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting, what advice would you give her?
I would recommend the same hospital, but would advise to read up on breast-feeding and if you are really convinced you want to do it, be strong!
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