帝王切開王国で医者探し(PARTE2)Hard to have Natural Childbirth in BRASIL [Vlog#20]


I went to get a vaccination for my son. In Brazil there’re lots of health center but it often gets lack of them so it can be difficult to be vaccinated sometimes. “Handwritten numbered ticket” Hey, what’s up? It’s Harumi. In the previous video.. Well today I’ll continue talking about having babies in Brazil. FINDING A DOCTOR In the previous video I briefly talked about the process how it goes after you find out that you’re pregnant. I stopped the video where I was talking that it’s hard to find a doctor if you wish to have a baby with natural childbirth. NATURAL CHILDBIRTH Here there aren’t many doctors who can accompany with natural childbirth. It relates with.. the salary that the doctor gets.. or something like that. Within the doctors or clinics that your insurance covers your option is very limited. Like finding a doctor that can accept natural childbirth and stuff.. It’s very difficult. Moreover in a small city like Cabo Frio it gets even harder. Actually I can say that it’s almost impossible in those days.. Even if it’s not a natural childbirth but in the case of cesarean section finding a good doctor that you like a lot of people go to a bigger city like Rio de Janeiro driving for 2~3 hours from here just to see a doctor. It’s quite common looking for a doctor like this. We want to have a baby in a bigger better hospital which has good facilities… so for example even having check-ups in your city in the period of pregnancy when it gets closer to the due date you have an option to go to another city, which has your favorite hospital to give birth. It’s not a rare situation at all. So I’ll go back to the subject where I was talking about doctors. IN MY CASE In the beginning of my pregnancy I think I told the doctor that I wish to do natural childbirth. The doctor in my first pregnancy responded “Yes”, that there is no problem having natural childbirth in the beginning but later, which I actually had seen information in the internet that in Brazil it’s common for doctors accepting natural childbirth at first then towards the end he begins to make up whatever stories in order to try to make it to go cesarean section. Do you know what I mean? It WAS really like that in my case, too. My doctor was saying that normal childbirth is better and so on till the last moment so I was like “wow he’s good. I’m lucky.” But then at the end he started saying things like this “You don’t have… a face that can stand against the pain.” “You can’t afford the pain, can you?” That’s what he said. I was like..”what!?” He suggested me cesarean section because it’s better. And looking at the result of blood test or something in spite of nothing seemed to be bad he focused on a tiny little thing which wasn’t even a problem saying whatever that I couldn’t even understand that in your case when the baby passes the birth canal it may bleed too much. It can be dangerous so I need proper examination or something otherwise can’t do natural childbirth. It’s dangerous. He lined up a lot of things that I could be nervous to try to change my mind.. So it was really like that. So at the end the check up that I went in the last month was the last time when I saw the doctor and then I waited for labor starts then I went to the public hospital to give birth. So whoever the doctor who is there the time when you go there would accompany you. That’s one of the ways to have natural childbirth here in Brazil. You just can’t choose a doctor. He won’t be the one that was seeing you in your pregnancy. That’s the reality here if you want to go with natural childbirth. So towards the end of the pregnancy, which I mentioned in the previous video as well, the number of check ups normally increases but in my case the last one month I didn’t go to a doctor at all. I was just waiting for labor starts. And when labor starts you go to hospital directly. That’s how it works. INTERNAL EXAMINATION One more thing that I think I didn’t mention before that the check ups here well though it can be different depending on the doctors but in my case the both first and the second time it didn’t have internal examination at all. In my pregnancy none..zero. In my pregnancy for the second baby I actually asked the doctor if there was no internal examination. When it was getting close to the due date because I wanted to have natural childbirth I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any problem in my birth canal. So to check the mother’s condition it’s quite important to see the birth canal.. according to the information that I was reading on the internet. So I asked the doctor if there wasn’t any examination like that then he answered that you won’t know till that moment. Most of the doctors here are used to do cesarean section, and babies don’t pass the birth canal so maybe they don’t have that much knowledge about natural childbirth, or birth canal..? I don’t know. I don’t know what they’ve got but… (Well they’re doctors so it shouldn’t be like that ‘they don’t know what to do’.) So I talked about my first doctor earlier and I’ll tell you about the second one. When the second pregnancy I asked the doctor at the beginning if it’s possible to do natural childbirth with him, that the doctor who I was seeing, so this doctor was more normal..nicer than the other one and so he denied clearly at the very first moment that he doesn’t do natural childbirth which was better for me because at least I already could have known. But at least he could accompany me, all the check ups in my pregnancy which was good because there can be a doctor who can say “NO” even for the check ups if it’s not going to cesarean section. He could say “bye bye” to you. It’s possible.. so including all those it’s really.. difficult to find a doctor here.. So, what about giving birth then? At the moment of giving birth.. how it works and everything.. it’s like endless I’ve got lots to talk but.. so if there’s someone who is interested in I’m glad to share my experience. It’s probably quite different from Japan. So I guess that’s it. There’re more surprising stories.. So if there’re women who are expecting a baby now, or thinking or planning to be mom in the future in Brazil, I think there might be something that I can do because there’s only few information. So if there’s someone like that leave a comment so I can talk more. So I guess that’s it. Ok, see you then. Bye

2 Replies to “帝王切開王国で医者探し(PARTE2)Hard to have Natural Childbirth in BRASIL [Vlog#20]”

  1. Bom dia お国柄、地域柄なのでしょうが、ブラジルの出産事情はカルチャーショックでした。(^-^;  全てではないのでしょうが、医師の都合で出産の方法を決められてしまうのには驚きました。 出産にはリスクが伴うものですから、医師も最善の方法を選択されてると思います。 わたくしの考え方が古いのでしょうが、大切な娘の身体に医師の都合でメスが入れられるのは孫の身体も含めて、同様に心配します。 でも、はるみさん、可愛い子供さん達が元気なので考えすぎか、とも思います。(^-^;

  2. Harumiさん、こんばんは。ブラジルで出産されたハルミさんは凄いなぁって思っています。Parte1の動画も以前観させていただいてて、ブラジルは帝王切開が主流と言うの、初めて知って驚きでした。私はこちらで2回流産してしまって、子供は産んだことがないです。継娘は居ます。育児、家事、お仕事とお忙しそうで大変かな?と思いますが頑張ってくださいね。ハルミさんはブラジルが大好きなんでしょうね。動画から、そんなイメージを受けます。動画のUP、楽しみにしています。ありがとうございます。

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