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So my best GF lives in Australia - she moved there Right before DS was born so about 2 1/2 years ago.
Anyway they are expecting their first boy, due Dec 8 (yay)
But she was saying how the med system is so different. She doesn't get weighed @ appointments, she hasn't had to pee in cups for infection/protein/glucose in urine at any appt yet. Also she has only had to do blood work ONCE and that was only After the GD glucose test!
BUT she did have regular U/S (4) including all 3D/4D if she wanted. She also said that at the hospital she's delivering at is run by midwives so there are very few nurses and everything is very pro natural birth.
And in the same context she says she believes the circ rate for boys in her area is Maybe 10% at best. So because they want to circ, no dr's or mw's will tell her where to go, she has to FIND them on her own--basically by finding a Mom who has done it and getting the information from them, I asked about a jewish community - because rabbi's would do it or know someone but her town is too small to have an established congregation <is that what it's called I don't know>
anyway totally made me realize how everything is done different where ever you go!
Thank you to Kiliki for my Siggy
Sound like how its done here in Northern Ireland. It is always a midwife delivers mine and dr's only intervene if there is a problem. I have been weighed once although my urine is tested every visit. we routinely get 3 scans unless there is a problem and then you get more. so far I have had 5 and still have another one to get at 34 - 35 weeks and circ is not usually done here. Plus we don't pay for any medical bills unless you want to go private.