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    Default The different maternal health systems - Australia and Italy

    Welcome to @Manu83 who is 35 weeks pregnant in Italy.

    I am starting this thread to chat about the differences in health care systems between Australia and Italy


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    HI! I'm italian. I excuse for my english, I hope to improove it with this forum too.
    I'm 35 week with #1 and i'm due the 19 Sept.
    I'd like to compare notes and experience with you!
    Goodafternoon!!
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    Hi Manu and welcome to bubhub

    have a look around, and maybe join the September 'Due in' group to chat with other mums due at the same time as you

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...gnancy-Diaries

    where abouts in Italy are you from?

    Love italy ... love love love it. Going there in a months time so very excited
    Quote Originally Posted by Manu83 View Post
    Hi BH-katiesmum!
    I'm glad you like Italy! I'm form Treviso, a little city near Venice.
    When and where are you going to stay?
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    going in Sept ... to Bellagio, Sondrio, Firenze, Perugia and Roma

    DH has family there so its really great.

    I would love to know some more about birthing options and what they do in Italy though ... do you have an obstetrician? or midwifery care? what is the care like? what kind of homebirth rates do they have? (I have endless questions )
    Quote Originally Posted by Manu83 View Post
    Oh, Rome is beutiful!! Florence is nice too; I've never been in the others city instead.
    Have a nice staying in Italy!! Hope the weather will be better than now!

    I'm glad to answer you! So ask what you want!!

    In general in Italy women choose a gyn that follow the mum during the pregnancy with doctor's appointment, examination and ultrasound.
    Than you can decide to attend a course where obstetrician and others specialists explain some themes concerning pregnancy like as birth, labour, baby blues, breastfeeding, baby's needs and care and so on. In this course the obstetrician told me the rate of homebirth is increasing: she said that nowadays women want a birth more natural is possible; in the hospital where I decided to give birth they don't use epidural anaesthesia and try to avoid C-section.

    what else? Ask me!! ;-)

    And what about Australia?
    How does it work with job?


    I hope I could explain myself despite the bad english...

    Bye!

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    In Australia there are 2 systems

    Private - where you have a private Obstetrician who is in charge of your care throughout, and delivers the baby

    and Public - where you have a team of midwives who are responsible for your care during pregnancy - overseen by obstetricians if necessary - and you deliver in a public hospital or birth centre overseen by the obstetrician 'on duty'.

    the rate of homebirth in Australia is relatively low ... our system is fairly medicalised ... and the c/section rate is rising.

    How has your pregnancy gone so far?

    what are your plans for work after the baby comes? What is the maternity leave system like?

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    Congratulations on your pregnancy, @Manu83!

    I am jealous of your holiday plans, @BH-KatiesMum!

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    Also in Italy you can choose a private hospital or clinic, but I think you must pay a lot of money for it!!
    I don’t know how it’s organized, so I’ll talk only about the public hospital system.
    However the information I give you are related to my personal experience: sometimes something may be different or changed depending on the region and the hospital too.

    I’ve just learnt that after the birth, when you are at the hospital (3 days of stayng, if everything is ok) there are some female staff called “puericultrici” who help you with the baby; they teach you how to change nappy, how to wash the bub, how to breast feed, etc.

    In my hospital they try to be more natural as it is possible. So c/sections are avoided (if not essential); immediately after the birth the bub is put on the mother’s chest for two hours, without being washed: this operation is called “skin to skin” and helps the bub to calm himself, hear mum’s heartbeat and smell her odor, and helps mother to “recognize” her baby.
    After decades of pushing on artificial milk, now they push on breast feed. So they teach you how to do it and help you if you have any problems.

    How many days do you spend in hospital after birth?

    I’m sorry but I’ll speak to you about the job and maternity next time, because I’m not so good in English so I spend a lot of time to write a post!

    Bye!!

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