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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in David, Panama

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

David

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

August 2007

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 son's wife delivered a baby by C-Section at Mae Lewis Hospital in David. There were 4 doctors in the OR during the procedure. She stayed in a private room for 3 days. The total cost was $2500.00 including doctors, nurses and hospital. The care was top notch. In Oregon where we lived the cost would have been $25,000.00

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

The doctor who delivered the baby has an office within Mae Lewis Hospital

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

She would return to Mae Lewis to deliver another baby...no problem

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

Visit Mae Lewis Hospital for consultation. Talk to Javier Adames who is the medical director for the hospital

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