Does my experience count as I am French?
I had my baby in a clinic and the staff was really informative and helpful, and no one could have smoked in the rooms!
The birth was very complicated, I lost a lot of blood, I had a caesarian and had to be transfused ( is that the right word??)
I stayed in the maternity ward for 12 days...........
But I was never scared( could have been, I had a " toxémie gravidique" ) , but they were all so supportive and reassuring.
Here in Niort the local hospital is fine, no problem with the " maternité" , many of my friend were happy having their babies there.
I chose a clinic because I was pregnant with twins and I wanted the epidural, which was said to be rare in hospital ( Now it s just the same here, you can have it anywhere)
Too bad I'm 42, Id go for a little girl if I were younger........... Already got the name LOL but it will remain a fantasy !
Life has a habit of biting you on the bum in ways that you least expect.............