Month: febrero 2014

Marijke

Recibimos este increíble testimonio que deseamos compartir con las madres, las futuras madres y sus familias. I moved to Panama in March 2011, while being 7 months pregnant. My husband, Joris, moved to Panama 6 months before. Meanwhile I still worked and lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I thought it would be difficult or lonely being pregnant without Joris, but to be honest being pregnant alone for the most part was peaceful and rewarding in some way. Three months before I really moved I visited Joris in Panama as a holiday. We shopped around hospitals and doctors to see which environment and which doctor would be able to fulfill my wishes for the birth of our first child. I am from the Netherlands, where epidurals are still rare and home births very common. I assumed when coming to Panama that a home birth would not be possible in Panama. It was really difficult to find an OB that supported a natural birth, but at the end of my holiday we found one that said he …