From our Ask the Labor Nurse blogger Jeanne Faulkner:
Reader emails from around the world, like the one copied below, provide an opportunity to contrast our experiences with pregnancy here in the United States with those of women from other cultures and parts of the world. This reader asked that I not use her name. She has lived in the US one year. The subject line read: Urgent advice needed.
How are you doing? I am from India residing in California. I am totally LOST and I really do not have any clue about how it works here when it comes to deliver a baby. In the USA, things are pretty different from India. I didn't even know that I needed to get registered with a hospital and decide the name of the baby before I get discharged. What all things should I do and what all things do I need to know, as I am due in November. Time is approaching and I am not sure if I have taken care of everything. Please advise and tell me what all things to do before and afterRead More »from Giving Birth in America: Do You Know Just How Lucky You Are?