Birth centers in Lusaka?

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Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby E » 30th November 2012, 20:55

Dear Zambia,

Are there any birth centers in Lusaka? Do most women in Zambia give birth at home? Is it common to use a midwife?

I'm looking into having my child in Zambia, just wondering what women usually do and where they would recommend going. Thanks!
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Villager » 30th November 2012, 21:11

E

In Zambia we have these things we call “hospitals”. And inside those places we have sections that are known as “Maternity wards”. Inside these Maternity wards we have people who are specialists in Obstetrics and gynaecology. We call them OB/GYN for short. These specialists are the ones who help women deliver the baby.

That’s how it’s done here Zambia. How about America? How is it done up there?
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Tamara » 30th November 2012, 23:06

Lol!!!! Villager. tell them Zambia is not in a bush....
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Kunda » 1st December 2012, 01:13

E

All women in Zambia deliver in the bush and the monkeys help to deliver the babies.
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby mukolwe » 1st December 2012, 01:16

ba villager well put.

e there are no birth centers in zambia, the closest we have is what villager described. that's how our women give birth.

in villages however, some women still give birth at home, that's how this mukolwe got into this world.

kalebalika mukwai
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby DIY » 1st December 2012, 02:34

DO IT YOURSELF, PUSH & BITE OFF THE "UCORD" WITH YOUR TEETH, JUST LIKE ALL ANIMALS DO.
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby E » 3rd December 2012, 17:19

No need to get nasty, I was just asking... Here, there are special places called birth centers, that are separate from hospitals or women deliver at home with a doula or midwife. It is more common to have water births here now and less common to be in a "hospital" these days here, but when I tried to look for birthing centers in Lusaka I could not find any. Thanks for the one person with a helpful reply.
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Ke ke ke » 3rd December 2012, 17:52

E,,, no need to get defensive, we was just saying...
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Guest » 3rd December 2012, 20:56

Apparently, another tid-bit about america, that Ms. E didn’t tell us about are these so called “Martenity Mansions”. But in america they got it good ka.



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Maternity Mansion' Lures Pregnant Women From China

By ALYSSA NEWCOMB - ABC News - 23 hours ago

The unassuming home at the top of the hill in an upscale Chino Hills, Calif., neighborhood has been operating as a "maternity mansion," charging women from China high prices to give birth in the United States, essentially buying American citizenship for their babies, according to neighbors who want the operation shut down.

An address found on AsiamChild.com, a Chinese language website advertising the American birthing experience to prospective mothers, matches with the Chino Hills residence. Packages on the site range from $5,000 to $15,000 and call the expenditure a "worthwhile investment" in order to have an American baby.

"We are trying to get the word out that we are not going to condone this type of behavior and allow this type of business to come into our family-oriented community," said Rossana Mitchell, a 22-year resident of the city and spokeswoman for Not In Chino Hills, a group that was formed in response to the "maternity mansion."

The 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States.

Authorities in Chino Hills began looking into the residence several months ago, after neighbors feared the numerous, heavily pregnant women they saw filtering in and out of the seven bedroom home could be part of a human trafficking ring.

Last week, the City of Chino Hills issued the foreign-based owner of the home a cease-and-desist order for allegedly operating a hotel in a residential neighborhood, which is illegal, Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV reported.

ABCNews.com was unable to reach owner Hai Yong Wu for comment.
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby lk » 28th August 2013, 04:49

That's not correct, 98% of US births still occur in hospitals (CDC, 2009)
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby lk » 28th August 2013, 04:51

That is in response to E's comment about non-hospital births being common in the US. Simply factually incorrect, at least according to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Zedian » 28th August 2013, 16:04

E never said she was in the US...

Anyway, I've never come across birth centers in Zambia. Most just go to the hospital.
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Re: Birth centers in Lusaka?

Postby Zambian » 15th August 2018, 13:22

I know that this reply is quite late, but I must say that I am appalled by the responses that were posted to the original question. There was absolutely no need for responders to assume that the person asking the question had a condescending attitude towards Zambians. The question was asked about “birth centers” not hospitals, and these are two totally different institutions. If you didn’t understand the difference, you should have asked before providing such unhelpful and defensive responses. I am Zambian and doing research about options for a home birth or birth at a birthing centre, which provides a completely different experience to being in a hospital. Well, to answer the question, no we don’t have any birthing centers in Zambia at the moment, but I certainly do hope that this gap in the market will be filled soon. The closest option is in South Africa, possibly also in Harare, Zimbabwe. And to the lady that originally asked the question, please allow me to apologize for the attitude of my fellow countrywomen that you encountered in this thread - by being so racially insecure, they only revealed their own ignorance about the question you asked.
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