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Giving birth in Israel / Pal territories

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Russki Tue 20-Sep-11 10:38:00

Hi there
My husband and I are living in Israel, and i have just found out that I am pregnant. I think I want to have the baby here, although it is not my home country. I have heard good things about the Holy Family hospital in Bethlehem, but I wondered if anybody could share their experiences as an expat giving birth in Israel. From what I understand, the Palestinian hospitals tend to follow a European approach of medical care, and the Israeli hospitals the American approach. Grateful for any tips.

Nearlycooked Tue 20-Sep-11 10:40:44

Sorry - can't resist - think they have a good stable!!!

kat2504 Tue 20-Sep-11 10:53:03

Make sure you book in well in advance or they might not have any room on the maternity ward! I hope you aren't due at the end of December as this is apparently a very busy time for them....

I suspect local info will be better than MN for finding out what you need. If i was in a different country I would probably want to visit the hospitals myself and get a feel for which one I was most comfortable with.

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