We all want the best for our babies & ourselves ofcourse. I always had this idea about Public hospitals being filthy, un-organized & a total mess (from what we see 6ab3an) & that Private hospitals are much better because they’re extra clean, have super-great service & they want to make you as comfortable as you can be, ofcourse because you’re paying a fortune to be treated that way. Beside, Birthing has become very expensive in the country.
The question is, who’s more qualified to take care of you & your baby? Private or Public? The answer, is well known to all of us. Public Hospitals (Alsabah) are known to be more experienced with difficulties during labour & birth. They have the best equipment (yes they do but you don’t see them very often) & their doctors are way much better than the private ones. Private Hospitals, are for luxury births, very comfortable ones, & you’ll find many nurses coming & going that you lose count, but are you willing to risk the health of your baby & yours for only a couple of days of luxury?
I’ve been thinking about this thing alot lately. I have my doctor at this private hospital & I was set to give birth in it but I’ve heard alot of horrible stories happen in private hospitals, where they don’t know what to do & they immediately transfer you to a public hospital (Alsabah) where they’ll be able to take care of you. It happened with 5 women I know & to one of our family members. That really scared me. I mean it’s only for one day, I can take the shit of public hospitals & maybe I’ll manage to find a wasta & get me own private room or whatever. The most important is my babies safety & healthy & mine also. & what I’m worried about is; what if something happens to me & this private hospital is not capable of taking care of me? What if something happens to my baby? what if we don’t reach there on time? So many “what ifs”.
Tell me about your experience mothers, I’d like to know about it if you don’t mind sharing it.