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Is it hard for a foreigner to give birth in Poland?


piekna 2 | 3
21 Apr 2010 #1
Let's pretend that... I'm having a baby soon and my husband, who is Polish, wants me to give birth in Poland. Would this work out for me? Would you rather have your baby born in Poland than in the US? ...I'm wondering.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
21 Apr 2010 #2
The USA is #37 on the list of infant mortality. You're better off in Poland...
DavidH 1 | 1
21 Apr 2010 #3
That statistic is misleading because what is counted as a live birth and then death in the USA is counted as a still birth in other countries.

The infant mortality rate in the USA is 6.3 deaths per 1000 live births while the lowest reported is approximately 2.3 deaths per live births. In the United States, however, we count any infant exhibiting any sign of life as alive, no matter the month of gestation or the size of the fetus. In other European countries, they define the month of gestation and the size of the fetus before they count it as a live birth. For example, in France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands and Poland, the fetus must be at least 22 weeks and/or weigh 500 grams, if not, it is not a live birth and not counted as a part of the infant mortality rate.

1jola 14 | 1,879
21 Apr 2010 #4
In Warsaw, you can give birth at a private hospital for about 3,000 dollars. Very good care indeed.

damian.pl/bezpieczny-porod-w-cmd/
skibum 8 | 62
21 Apr 2010 #5
Is it hard for a foreigner to give birth in Poland?

Nope you just push when they say pchnąć
mushroom
21 Apr 2010 #6
In any country, It all depends on how much support you have. Do you speak Polish? This is obviously a great deal easier.

I am British and gave birth in Poland, I found it difficult to communicate with doctors (my partner had to attend all appointments to act as a translator) but it wasn't so bad.

During birth, because of lack of communication, I wasn't happy with the treatment I recieved from the midwife but in hindsight it was a stressful situation and she was trying to do her best in her own way I suppose.

I don't know how it works in the US in terms of paying for healthcare but I had a card from the English NHS that entitles me to free emergency care and maternity care. I had to pay for ultrasound scans though.

Hope this helps.

Good luck for the future.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
21 Apr 2010 #7
Is it hard for a foreigner to give birth in Poland?

in every country, you just have to push...
no difference if you're a foreigner or not...

:)
1jola 14 | 1,879
21 Apr 2010 #8
I found it difficult to communicate with doctors

This is the reason, among others, that I suggested a private hospital. If you can afford it, it is the way to go.

I make similar suggestion to friends who ask me about motorcycle helmets. If you have a ten dollar head, buy a ten dollar helmet.
Chipmunk 12 | 61
21 Apr 2010 #9
You'll be fine, probably better off here in Poland than the US.

In the US they'll let you labor for 45 minutes before they start telling you it's time to think about a cesarean section. Kidding... but personally I'd much rather have my kid here at a private hospital or with a midwife, than back in the States and plan on it. :)
OP piekna 2 | 3
22 Apr 2010 #10
Do you speak Polish?

Nope, not really. I would imagine having my partner by my side at all times, so It shouldn't be too difficult with him by my side. :) Thank you for sharing your experience, it does help.

Good luck for the future.

THANKS! I'm sure I'll need that during labor! pchnac, pchnac!!!! hehe

In the US they'll let you labor for 45 minutes before they start telling you it's time to think about a cesarean section.

Kidding or not, you made a good point and I sure agree with it! ;D

In Warsaw, you can give birth at a private hospital for about 3,000 dollars. Very good care indeed.

and

I'd much rather have my kid here at a private hospital or with a midwife, than back in the States and plan on it.

I agree with both of you. I'd rather pay more for a more comfortable birth because my baby & I deserve it... pchnac, pchnac!!! sounds so painful! :XThanks everyone for your response! I very much appreciate it :)
Natalka_84 1 | 11
22 Apr 2010 #11
I was brought up in Spain but now live in Scotland whilst my other half is Polish....so this has made for good reading as I've often wondered where's my best option for giving birth when we decide to start a family....suppose I could always have one in each country ha ha! :)
1jola 14 | 1,879
22 Apr 2010 #12
My daughter was born at Damiana. We were all very pleased with the care. One person rooms so you can rest comfortably and no witchy nurses.
hairball 20 | 313
22 Apr 2010 #14
The USA is #37 on the list of infant mortality. You're better off in Poland...

However they still perform barbaric practices here in Poland. They cut the vigina (an episiotomy) as a matter of rutine. When my wife refused the arsehole in charge tried to frighten her by saying the baby is big and that she will tear to her anus and could even die from the infection. At a time when the last thing she needed was stress, the head honch stressed her so much she broke down crying, and then he continued to try and push her into being cut. I had to send him away in a less than polite manner.

As it happened she didn't tear, get an infection or die; as a result her recovery time was shorter than it would have been if she'd 'let' them cut her.

Euan Wallace, an obstetrician at Monash Medical Centre, said it was once the orthodox view that episiotomy was preferable to allowing a vaginal tear because it preserved pelvic floor muscles. But evidence since has challenged that view.

"It's quite clear now that in terms of long-term health it's much better to tear than it is to cut," Professor Wallace said.

theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/12/1092102595238.html
pawian 168 | 11,130
1 Oct 2019 #15
Would you rather have your baby born in Poland than in the US?

If i were you, I would take turns on them. Namely: the first baby born in the USA, the second in Poland and so on. Why? The reason is simple: we should always strive to achieve balance in life, like in nature.


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