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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Davao, Philippines

Jan 18, 2016
Submitted by BertelBertelsen


An expat married to a Filipino woman describes his wife's experiences giving birth to their two children in Davao, Philippines. They chose a simple clinic with a hospital as a backup plan. He explained that in the Philippines hospital births are almost always c-sections.

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

Davao

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

Within one year two children

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 went to a simple clinic. Pain management was available, but we did not avail of it. My Filipino wife did not want that. She had a quick delivery with the first child and a slower delivery of an hour with the second one. We did not want to go to the hospital because then the child is ALWAYS born with a c section. It was a very natural and positive experience.

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

By word of mouth. Just ask around who has good experiences and have a backup plan with the hospital.

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

no.

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

Look for a good midwife. If you go to the hospital, expect that they will always give a c section and you will pay a lot of money as a foreigner.

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