Though Qatar is tiny, it sees almost 16,000 births a year, at a rate much higher than many Western countries, according to the World Health Organization.
The majority of people having those babies are expats. Whether it be the first child or the fifth, it’s a challenge to deliver in another country, without the support of family and friends and the comfort of a familiar health care system.
Doha has a lot of doctors and a lot of hospitals – and hence a lot of choices in terms of where to give birth. And as any pregnant woman will tell you, considerations like cost, bedside manner and the ability to establish clear lines of communication with the medical staff are not insignificant…
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Part 2 in this series, Qatar to Get Cord-Blood Bank, can be found here.
Part 3 in this series, Laboring after Labor, can be found here.