An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Guatemala City, Guatemala
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?
3 months ago
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 have to say that my experience was amazing. I gave birth in a Private Hospital called Sanatorio de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. I have a great team of doctors. It was a C-Section, so it was scheduled for the 11th of June. The anistiologist was amazing. I didn't feel a thing. The pediatrist was there to take the baby. He checked him out and everyone did exactly what they were suppoed to do. My husband and I stayed in the hospital for 4 nights together in a suite. It was nice. Nothing special. The nurses were great. The care was really good for both me and my son. If we stay long enough in Guate, I will give birth there again. Total cost $5,000 US.
How did you choose your doctor, midwife or other type of medical professional?
I was high risk and my doctor was recommended to me by my Guatemalan friend. He is one of the best here. Super attentive, fantastic experience. Speaks English as well.
If you were to have another child in this country, would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and/or the delivery?
Not at all. It was perfect!
If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting a baby, what advice would you give her?
Go to my doctor! Do exactly as I did!
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