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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?

Jeddah

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

2003

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?

No

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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monikkaja
Apr 29, 2011 17:35

Hi Everyone I am a CZ-Germany citizen. My husband has been offered a job with Siemens based in Riyahd and Jeddah and we are considering whether to accept. We are married with 1,5 children (2,5 years daughter and baby which we expect in June to be born) and our dog lablador retriever - 6 years. Can anyone help me with a few questions I have? I would be most grateful. 1.How acceptable is it in reality for our dog to come with us. Are there some restrictions? And how is it with the quality of VET care. I read someone that there are not many pets and if so, than there are cats mostly. And is it safe for our dog to come there at all? What about Dirofilaria immitis - the heart worms? 2. How is the paediatry there? 3. Do we need some vaccinations for us and our childrens? 4. Has someone traveled with only few month old baby for such a long time (8 hours flight) - the same we will be having at the time we are planning to come - in october or september 2011? I expect, that hauses will have there an air-condition which should be a bit problematic for little babies (could, rhinitis and so - my fear while breastfeeding stage). Many thanks in advance for any advice offered. Monika

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Help others moving to Saudi Arabia by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Saudi Arabia, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

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An expat mom in Saudi Arabia talks about her experiences finding a doctor, at the hospital, during childbirth and more.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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