I just discovered this forum today and would like to join the future mommy community!
As you can read, I (unfortunately) do not speak Greek yet, but am exploring the forum with the help of google translate.
I am expecting a baby in July and am planning to have a birth in Rea hospital. This is what my husband choose based on the word of mouth from other people.
Since I do not speak Greek and do not know many Greek mommies, I am quite clueless of how the system works here and what is good or bad for the birth of the baby.
At the moment, I am seeing a doctor which I do not like. I find him rude, disrespectful, not interested and am also having some doubts about him following my pregnancy. For example, from the info I found online, it appears that he prescribed an overdose of iron and folic acid of what is a suggested daily dose all over the internet. I double checked with him and he kept the prescribed dose, which I did not feel safe on taking and was taking less regardless of his advice.
Furthermore, it seems he is allowing me to do whatever I ask (I can eat almost everything, drink 2 cups of coffee per day, take tooth x-rays etc...)
For digestive problems (since I was taking a pile of iron daily), he prescribed a syrup that activates digestive contractions, meaning it can cause also vaginal contractions, meaning it can also cause a miscarriage!
So after all of that, and his unsympathetic behaviour I do not want to see him again, but I have no clue which other doctor to choose. My husband says this guy is a respective dr all over Greece and since our pregnancy is luckily going great, that he doesnt bother with us so much. I dont think I want him to offer a manicure and massage when we come for the dr appointment, but I do expect some basic manners and showing a bit of interest.
Now after this long post, my question is:
Can somebody recommend the best doctor that they know here (that speaks English). I live in Faliro, so any area up to Athens would work out best, but of course we can drive further if necessary. All I want is a doctor that I will feel comfortable and safe with.
THANK you so much for your advices and sorry again for my no-Greek (I am working on it hehe).
Best wishes to all,
PS. I am week 22.