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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Panajachel, Guatemala

Submitted by armandatitlan

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

Panajachel

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

11 years

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...

We have two babies.. one in a birthing home in Antigua run by Americans mid wife, and one in Guatemala city Esperanza hospital.. Both were born in water.. Did stay more than a night in either place.Great positive experience.. Well attended highly professionals.

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

Choose the midwife through recommendation and the doctor in Guatemala through Guatemalan friend recommendation

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

No will redo it the same

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

Have a plan B in case you went your baby delivered at home.. If you choose a doctor be sure he won't put you on a schedule and make the baby come when he wants as they have the tendency to do it..

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