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Anonymous
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The Washington Post has spotted an almost too-hard-to-believe nugget from an international report on corruption: A hospital in Zimbabwe charges women $5 for every time they scream during labor.

In theory, it's to curb "false alarms," but it's really about "separating mothers from their money," writes Max Fisher.

Zimbabwean hospitals also typically charge a $50 delivery fee, which may not sound like much until you realize it amounts to a third of an average citizen's yearly income, says Transparency International. That helps explain why so many women opt to give birth at home, and why the United Nations estimates that eight Zimbabwean women die each day in childbirth.

The overall report also found that 1 in 4 people paid a bribe last year.

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Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 13, 2013 at 4:36 PM
I don't thing screaming is in order. Whining and crying but not screaming.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I don't remember; it's like I wasn't there.  But my three older kids said I was REALLY loud while I was pushing with my fourth.

DEFINITELY whining and crying. lol

(no, not a laughing matter) :\


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't thing screaming is in order. Whining and crying but not screaming.



EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I would have had to mortgage the house.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Same here, Babe!


Quoting EireLass:

I would have had to mortgage the house.



CatFishMom
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I moaned a lot but I never screamed.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Maybe a moan only costs $3?

I was a screamer; I'd have had to do laundry in the hospital until my kids were there from old age. lol


Quoting CatFishMom:

I moaned a lot but I never screamed.



kailu1835
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
I'm a screamer during labor. They'd make millions off of me. I can't control it.
jlmc
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 6:55 PM

That is ridiculous. I didn't scream at all so that wouldn't have been an issue but damn a third of my income to deliver the baby?! We would be broke. I don't think I would have the balls to deliver at home. Those poor women!

kidlover2
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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I have insanely wide hips and a high tolerance for pain so I whined a little but I mostly joked and laughed through the whole labor and delivery. I realize how lucky I am as all the nurses were telling me not to tell anyone about my experience and have them hate me later.
nurse1997
by Silver Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Nope no screaming here pushed my kids out really fast after I got to the hospital didn't want the ladies at work screwing with me !

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