SENOR bOB....YOU have NO obligation or responsibility to those people........none.....I dont associate w/ them in any way..i dont feel guilty for it. Covid or notDuring covid times I have nobody over to my house for dinner, I certainly have many Haitians living within 300 yards of my domicile and I get along with all of them perfectly fine. I don't NEED to be an expert.
The vast majority of Dominican women have birth by ceasarian action -- it is so much easier for the docs to schedule them that way. I think it was about 2/3 when I was there. Saves the women the pain-- although it probably depends of the economic status of the women. The hospital that I covered was public - full of interns and docs in training. I suspect that most women who had any $$ would avoid it.The late Lindsay posted about this and how sad it was.
I remember she told a story of a Haitian mother she encountered who was c-sectioned vertically from her pubic bone to nearly her solar plexus, and horizontally from hip to hip …. in the DR.
Imagine that hell being better than what was available to her in Haiti.
There is an entire thread about an expat woman’s birthing nightmare at HOMS, the doctors were pushing on her belly to force the baby out. Those are just two of many stories.