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Thursday, September 13, 2007

On Why Am I Not Going To Ever Give Birth In My Home Country

'Cause they better do something about those horrific new published infant mortality rates, that's why. It is a rather dramatic increase from one year to another, and one that cannot be explained without understanding just how much in tatters Hungary's health care system is.
I recall my sister's story about her son's birth I heard from her this summer for the first time...::Shudder:: Let's just say that no doctor should a. try to conduct THREE births at a time, two of which are ending with a Cesarean although not planned such, and b. allow for a change of nurses in the middle of labor and while changing IV, because 'shift is ended'. And this was a doctor she actually liked and worked with all through her pregnancy. Yikes.


At 11:18 AM, Blogger Madeleine said...

wow, that's a big jump in a very short time span. As if the idea of giving birth weren't already a little frightening....

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

I agree. And when one of the country's top health officials admits it's because the system is totally messed up, well, then, those of us who are fortunate enough to receive better care, can just hope that those numbers will not get worse...


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