Home Ireland Forum Ireland Guide Moving to Ireland Real Estate Healthcare in Ireland
Ireland
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
JoinSign In
International Mail Forwarding with US Global Mail

Healthcare in Ireland > Dublin >

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?

2000

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...

The Coombe Women's Hospital.

Deplorable.

Staff attitudes from the 50s. This is the country that pioneered the medically managed model of birthcare, and they've not changed a lot since. Prenatal care is better and more personable for dairy cattle and don't even ask about postnatal care.

The only breastfeeding mothers I saw for the 5 day duration of my stay were foreign, like me. The hospital provided breastfeeding classes which were utterly laughable, and otherwise treated us like the lowest, most loathsome, stupid, and aggravating people in the ward. How *dare* we breastfeed and room in with our infants?

If you want birth-trauma, or a cesarean, you're in the right place. If you want a natural birth with personal attention, forget it.

Expat Health Insurance in Ireland

Expats living in Ireland interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

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

I was referred to The Coombe as being the least of the available evils. If this was the best, I'd hate to see the worst. I was warned off from National Women's completely.

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

I'd have an unassisted homebirth before I set foot in an Irish hospital again.

I'd rather go back home to Texas than do that, of course, but the question states "If you were to have another child in this country".

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

Move to another country. I hear the Scandinavian countries as well as Australasia are good for birthcare.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ireland from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Ireland

Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more.

Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more....

Answer Questions about Healthcare in Ireland

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

Having-a-Baby-In-IrelandExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in Ireland

Read recent baby reports submitted for Letterkenny and Ballinsloe.

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

Join our Ireland Expat Forum

Visit our Ireland Forum and talk with other expats who can offer you insight and tips about living in Ireland.

Read Next

Moving to Dublin

Expats are moving to Dublin in increasing numbers. Over the course of the last few decades, Ireland has emerged as a formidable economic force, and Dublin has benefited greatly. Here are some basics for those expats considering moving to Dublin.

Expats in Ireland: Pros and Cons of Living in Ireland

The passion that expats in Ireland have for their adoptive land is often truly amazing. Many get absolutely absorbed in the culture, the people and everything else that Ireland has to offer. But it's not always easy. Here are the Pros and Cons for living as an expat in Ireland.

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Dublin

The number of people interested in becoming a digital nomad continues to grow, and those that are interested in a thriving metropolis as a destination would be wise not to scratch Dublin - and other cities in Ireland - off your list.

7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Ireland

Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more.

Moving to Ireland: 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Ireland

Expats moving to Ireland have a wide variety of options in terms of great places to live. People moving to Ireland for work, to retire or for any other reason can realize the life they imagine if they do enough research before taking the plunge.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.

Comments about this Report

guest
Apr 20, 2011 23:59

Yep. That about sums it up. I have only one child for this very reason.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ireland from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Ireland

Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more.

Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more....

Answer Questions about Healthcare in Ireland

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

Having-a-Baby-In-IrelandExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in Ireland

Read recent baby reports submitted for Letterkenny and Ballinsloe.

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

Ireland Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal