I'm an American ex-pat in Kenya for the next 9 months. My husband and I are considering TTC #1. We're really excited about it but we want to make sure we've thought of everything. We live on the coast, near Mombasa, so malaria is much less of a concern but I was wondering about the quality of pre-natal care in private Kenyan hospitals. I don't need anything fancy but I do want an ultrasound and decent screening.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. What haven't we considered? Any advice or cautions? So many people back home are against this plan but hundreds of Kenyan women give birth every day so it can't be that dangerous!!!
Thanks in advance,
Good Luck, Kazi njema
I agree with Mama.nesta: Kenya is often considered better medical care than Tanzania. The American Embassy would routinely send people to Nairobi for anything that required more serious medical care.
I wish I had more advice for you. I think sometimes it is necessary to step back and figure out WHY we are scared (or in your case, why are people back home so scared) and work from there to address specific concerns. Best of luck to you!
mama to and, due in November