Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Having a Baby in Germany
Part Three: Labor and Delivery

I've tried to compensate for how long it took me to write this post by making it the longest entry in the history of my blog. It's so long, in fact, that I've posted it on a separate page just to spare anyone who isn't interested in this topic the chore of scrolling through the whole thing.

When Theo turned one month old, I posted the story of his birth. Here, I'll attempt to answer some frequently asked questions about our hospital stay. I've focused on the unexpected experiences that seemed different than having a baby in an American hospital, so just imagine that between all the bewildering moments chronicled here, there were hours of normalcy and comfort. Overall, it was a joyful and memorable five days of our lives, and we're grateful for the kind care of the hospital staff.

Please post additional questions in the comments if you have them, or e-mail me for more details if you want them.
Read the rest of the post here.

Part Two: Care Providers and Hospitals
Part One: The Nuts and Bolts of the First Half of Pregnancy
Introduction and Disclaimer


EuroTrippen said...

I can't believe they tried to send Jeff home... sheesh. And while it should surprise me that you saw a patient walking around, iv and all, with a beer- I can't say it does. lol

EuroTrippen said...

Forgot to add yesterday, but I love the new photo of Theo smiling!

Christina said...

Thanks for the post. It's nice to hear all the different experiences of moms giving birth in Germany. Makes me a little less anxious!