Along with sharing my experiences as I go I thought it would be good if I could speak to others who have already experienced it for themselves. I think it would be interesting not only for me but maybe helpful for others expecting babies here in Cyprus. Obviously no two pregnancies or births are the same and also procedures can vary between care providers so every woman experience will differ but hopefully with enough feedback I can share some varied accounts of birth in Cyprus.
So, I'm looking for women who have had a baby in Cyprus who would like to share their experiences for a new series of posts here on my blog. I am currently halfway through my 2ndpregnancy (1st in Cyprus) and have not found much ‘real’ information online about birth inCyprus.
Whether you have had children in both Cyprus and UK (or whatever your ‘home’ country is) or you have just had a baby in Cyprus I’d love to hear about it.
Some questions to help you out – (you don’t have to answer all of them, just to give you something to think about!)
Did you have your baby in a private clinic or in the general hospital?
How much did it cost?
Would you do the same again?
What was the antenatal care like? Were you happy with it?
What do you wish you had known about having a baby here beforehand?
Did you have a c-section or natural birth? Was that your choice?
Did you have any pain relief? What was available to you?
Did you have a birth partner?
How long did you stay in hospital after birth? What was it like?
Were you spoken to in English or Greek?
Did you have any intervention during the birth? (Forceps, episiotomy etc)
If you have had a baby here and abroad how did the experiences differ? What were the positive and negative aspects of each country? And where would you choose if you were to do it again?
Anything else you’d like to add?
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