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Expats Talk about Having a Baby in Germany
It was awesome, especially since I had public German insurance (this time I have non-German insurance, which puts a damper on things, as it doesn't cover as much). First, my doctor saw me within two days of contacting him to say I was pregnant (in the States for my subsequent child they wanted me to (Read More)
I went to a hospital (Krankenhaus) close to our apartment in the heart of Hamburg. I had a wonderful birthing experience despite communication difficulties.
A brief outline of my experience:
The hospitals in Germany are often a series of different buildings instead of one huge building w (Read More)
An British expat describes her birth experience in Germany as barbaric. She says that pain management was non existent and recommends that other expats consider leaving the country to give birth or being extremely demanding. (Read More)
I gave birth at the Geisenhofer Clinic in Munich. I asked for (ahead of time) and received an epideral, with no dose limit. It was left in me throughout the delivery. As it turned out, I had an emergency cesarean and was in the hospital for 7 days. 7 days, even for a cesarean, is not at all common i (Read More)
I have given birth to three babies in the city of Wittenberg, just south of Berlin (1998, 2000, 2003).
The hospital here has all the modern technology and natural birth gadgets you can think of.
My first delivery was in the states and was aweful. The nurses there thought they needed to (Read More)
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