Since February, we live in the US, we come from Holland, could someone help me with this?Answer Question
Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:00 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:01 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Answer by Alorasmommy at 2:13 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Answer by doulala at 2:13 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
Answer by Wende407 at 2:17 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
What I mean is that the Dutch system is what many strive for. Amazing maternity care with midwives at the root, as primary care providers. The women receive better care and the statistics are exceptional.
Answer by doulala at 6:04 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
(sorry, it wouldn't let me type the rest there...)
There are 2 kinds of birth centers:
Hospital-run with/without doctors, under the medical model (often inside or connected to the hospital).
And Freestanding, non-hospital affiliated, midwife run birthing places (Away from a hospital.)
Depending on the needs each woman has, she can choose different kinds of care in the dfferent locations.
I love the freestanding birth centers because it's like a homebirth in someone else's home. The midwives offer more individualized, one-on-one care ("continuity of care") through labor & birth. In a hospital the nurses come and go, the OB usually comes in at the end.
Prenatally, the care is different, too. More/less time to ask, talk, get answers.
In Holland, the care is more one-on-one and all.
Answer by doulala at 6:13 PM on Jan. 1, 2009
So... after all that, lol! Getting into a birth class might be a really great idea if you're interested in doing it. If you want a natural hospital birth, for example, I have a lot of suggestions. Some classes like Bradley, Birthing From Within, and getting a Birth Doula would be really helpful.
(Is this your first baby? Who will be with you for labor, delivery?)
Answer by doulala at 6:14 PM on Jan. 1, 2009