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In Australia, the gyno will happily take care of all your prenatal and delivery needs. Except for any blood tests or ultrasounds. For those, you'll have to go off site.

In Germany, your blood tests and ultrasounds will all be done right at the gyno's office.
...attend your delivery? Why on earth would he do that?

In Germany, you remove all clothing from the lower half of your body, walk across the room, hoick yourself up into the stirrups, and wait for large, cold objects to be shoved into you.

In Australia, you are given a hospital gown, and then the ultrasound technician, very discreetly, says "I'll just give you some privacy to change." After which, presumably, she comes back into the room and sticks large, cold objects into all the body parts she's carefully not noticing yet. least, I assume so, if I hadn't snorted, told her about Germany, and stripped off right in front of her.

(Yep. You are correct in your wonderings.)

Date: 2016-04-16 12:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beroli
Congratulations and good luck! May this one be easier and at least as healthy.

Date: 2016-04-16 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
Congratulations. :D

Date: 2016-04-16 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] verity
Congatulations! <3

Date: 2016-04-16 03:46 am (UTC)
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Date: 2016-04-16 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spikereader
Congratulations - sending good wishes for a healthy and easy pregnancy.

Date: 2016-04-16 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hab318princess

I can only comment on the British system but as a German I can confirm that I have less hangups about undressing / privacy - to quote Ianto Jones: no broken bones, slight loss of dignity, everything's fine..

Date: 2016-04-16 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiouswombat

And here we'd call the consultant your obstetrician...

They'll attend the delivery if it is problematical but otherwise leave that entirely in the hands of the midwives.

Date: 2016-04-18 12:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
I was waiting for you to hurry up and announce things. :-p

Congratulations to the two of you!! Does Lachie understand about being a big brother, yet? Will you find out bub's sex, or wait until it's arrived?

To me, gynaecologist is someone you'd see for 'troubles'- obstetrician is the doc who gives prenatal care, and delivers the bub when the time is right.
(I certainly felt more comfortable talking about 'my obstetrician' than 'my gyno'... :-/ )

PS- I actually like the fact they hand you a towel, draw the curtain, and say e.g. "I'll give you a moment to get ready, just hop up on the table with the towel over you, and I'll be back in a moment"- there's a lot of privacy loss for a patient who is uncomfortable with it all, so having the extra not-looking is nice. Even though they obviously *do* have to look when they're sticking big scanning things inside you.
PPS- Internal u/s are nowhere near as nice as all the scan-over-the-tummy they only show on telly...luckily I only recall needing the internal ones if there was a problem/ more detail needed. Every other time was the 'argh, that's cold' gel on the tummy, which is much more civilised.


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