In the thread “communi er cation” in the Living in Taiwan forum,
[quote=“touduke”]I just remember the birth of our baby.
During the hours of labor the doctor who was assigned to assist birth, the one who we went to see during pregnancy check-ups and so on… never showed up once.
In this case, the doctor was late.
With my baby’s pregnancy, we had very good care, with lots of check ups and lots of ultrascans, and I was very happy with the clinic. On B-Day, we checked in, went upstairs to the ward, and my wife sat/lay on a bed all day while family members came and went. During this time, nurses came periodically and checked some signs (don’t remember what exactly now), but we didn’t see the doctor at all, all day, until the nurse said "Right, you’re going to have the baby now, go into the next room, and there was the doctor, all suited up, ready to do the birth.
I was expecting the doctor to turn up and look her over at least once before then, but we never saw him once until she was being put on the table. Is this normal in Taiwan? Is this normal in the West?