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Over the last 5 years I have been accompanying mothers and families through the process of childbirth in the Dominican Republic in several private and public hospitals attended by dozens of doctors.

 

A lot of the families I have worked with have been foreign or mixed couples, from countries like France, the United States, Venezuela, Australia, Italy, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Ecuador, Brazil and the Netherlands, who had no idea how to get around in the Dominican healthcare system.

This lack of information often resulted in situations that not only negatively affected their experience of their baby's arrival but also significantly increased expenses.

I noticed that the sooner they had information the better their outcome was and so I decided to create this quick workshop to provide you with real and up-to-date information and knowledge about the local context that will allow you to make better choices for yourself and your family.

 

By the end of this workshop you will know:

• What are the best options in the DR for prenatal, childbirth and postpartum care in terms of providers and hospitals.

• How to have a clear communication with the care provider of your choice and how to identify if they are the right one for you.

• What are they like and how to efficiently manage things as prenatal checks, hospital admission, labor, birth, neonatal care and the bill.

• How to avoid overpaying .

• How to handle possible cultural differences.

• How to prepare for your baby's birth (shopping, childbirth classes, birth and postpartum doulas, breastfeeding support, financial planning, etc.)

For only USD $ 30 (RD $ 1,750) you can have all the information you need to choose what suits you best, have a smooth and positive experience of your baby's arrival and even save hundreds of dollars!

workshop:

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​1) Traveling mom session (US$47)

A 1-hour on-line session via Zoom where we will discuss:

    - Orientation about midwifery/medical care in DR

    - Professional and hospital references in Santo Domingo/Santiago according to the mother's preferences for care

    - Emergency plan design and coordination with chosen Doctor/Hospital

 

 

2) Birthing in DR pack ($137)

Two on-line session via Zoom where we will discuss:

   

First session (approx 1h 30m):

    - Orientation about medical care in DR

    - Professional and hospital references Santo Domingo/Santiago according to the mother's preferences for care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum (including breastfeeding)

    - Other resources available in the country (childbirth classes, breastfeeding/postnatal supplies

    - Emergency plan design and coordination with chosen Doctor/Hospital

 

Second session (approx 1h 30m)

    - Assistance in coordinating birth logistics

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3) English-Spanish interpreter for appointments within Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional (US$27 for up to 1h 30m of consultation/procedure + US$7.00 per waiting hour if it exceeds the first 90 minutes)

 

Note: In order to avoid increasing hourly costs due to possible waiting, I suggest parents arrive 30 minutes early to their appointment unless otherwise specified by their doctor or doctor's secretary, to confirm approximate wait time).