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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Rio de Janeiro

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

a year 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 gave birth at Perinatal which is maternity hospital located in Laranjeiras. I stayed there for 4 days in a wonderful suite which looked more like a hotel room than a hospital room. It had an adjoining room which allowed me to receive my visitors without them crowding my hospital bed and had enough space for my husband and my 4-year old boy to stay. I had a C-section and my doctor and the nurses did everything to make my delivery a safe and comfortable one.

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

My doctor was recommended by 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, everything went well.

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

I chose to give birth in this hospital as it was a maternity one and they had all the facilities to take care of mom and baby. I made sure that they had ICU facilities for me and my baby if they were necessary. I was told that there is another good maternity hospital called CASA de SAO JOSE.

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guest
Mar 13, 2013 15:02

I am living in Rio for a short time and I am pregnant and need to see an OB a few times while I am here. I really need the doctor to be able to speak English. Do you have a recommendation?

danbond22
Mar 27, 2015 09:04

Hi, good useful information. I saw the other guests comment and just wanted to mention for anyone looking in the future, I know of a very good and friendly, English speaking gynecologist and obstetrician based in Ipanema. Her name is Doctor Luisa Czeresnia and she has a website both in English and Portuguese: www.doctorluisa.com.br Hope this helps someone out !

danbond22
Jun 11, 2015 12:52

Hi, yes the Doctor I recommend, doctor Luisa Czeresnia, speaks fluent English ! You can request an appointment from the website I posted above, www.doctorluisa.com.br :)

ExpatHelper
Jun 11, 2015 15:19

Hello! I can also recommend the doctor mentioned above, doctor Czeresnia. Me and my wife had a great experience with her and she was also very pro natural birth which was great for us ! Just go on her website and you can ask for an appointment. The same one mentioned above, www.doctorluisa.com.br

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