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Expats Talk about Having a Baby in Ireland
As a expat living outside of GaIway City, I had three options for my baby's birth. 1) University Hospital Galway (about 25-30 minute drive) 2) Castlebar In Mayo (about 25-30 minute drive) 3) Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinsloe (about a 45 minute drive). After some research, I discovered Portiuncula w (Read More)
CUMH. I had only 2 ultrasound scans: one at 9 weeks and the other was because I had bright red breakthrough bleeding. I had horrible morning sickness and was never given anything for relief. I ended up spending majority of my pregnancy sleeping on the couch while my husband took care of me. I found (Read More)
The Coombe Women's Hospital.
Staff attitudes from the 50s. This is the country that pioneered the medically managed model of birthcare, and they've not changed a lot since. Prenatal care is better and more personable for dairy cattle and don't even ask about postnatal care.
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The Coombe Hospital
I went as a public patient for my first baby. I received ante-natal care at Naas hospital, which has a program run by Coombe midwives. I will be going there again for my second child due in Dec 2008. I wouldn't know which other hospital to choose as I live in Co. Kildare. C (Read More)
We gave birth in Mount Carmel Hospital, a very good facility even if it did feel like a throwback to the 50s. When we visited they did not tell us they would be doing major remodeling during the time our child was due. When b day came the Dr and staff were great, good service, very attentive. The (Read More)
I had a home birth, which is not at all common in Ireland, but is starting to be more supported and welcomed. I used homeopathic remedies and had a natural birth, which is definitely the way to go! I had first blood tests and scan in the hospital as a "public" patient (free.) (Read More)
I notice that most of the reports here are mostly negative, so I would like to share my good story. There is severe overcrowding in Dublin maternity units, which contributes to the problems many people have mentioned here. Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda (just north of Dublin) has a midwife led unit (Read More)
I thought the facilities were great ... I got a epidural and don't have any bad feed back about it . They were very nice they talked you thought everything that was happening.. I stay in hospital for 3 days .. Yes it was a very positive experience .. Lovely food and lovely staff ... (Read More)
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Expats in Ireland share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Ireland. Advice about Irish hospitals, having a baby in Ireland, medical care in rural areas of Ireland and more.
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