I believe this is the correct forum for this topic.
I’m investigating various aspects of pregnancy and pre- and post-natal care here in Taiwan this semester and I thought I’d ask the foreign community for their thoughts on any of the following. Local posters feel free to respond too!
So, without further ado:
How was the experience of giving birth here in Taiwan? If you have had children back home, how did it compare in terms of doctor’s counsel, hospital care and length of stay, costs, etc.?
For fathers, did you find the hospitals here in Taiwan to be father-friendly? Can you compare it to your experiences (if any) back home or elsewhere?
Did you (as a mother) take one month off for complete and total rest (“zuo yue zi”) as is the custom here in Taiwan? If so, what rules did you adhere to in terms of diet, activity, hygiene, etc. If you didn’t “zuo yue zi” what did you do?
What do you make of the relatively high proportion of c-section births in Taiwan (1 in 3)? Auspicious days, easier for the woman, anything else? Did you have a c-section or just go (relatively) au naturel?
I’ll be narrowing down my focus when it comes time to actually write. In the meantime, I’m just throwing everything out there. Thanks for reading this.