Monthly Archives: July 2012

Birthing in Jamaica: Hospitals, Citizenship and other concerns Part 1

Most people think that its the most absurd idea. I have the luxury of traveling to ‘first world’ countries. Why would I decide to stay in Jamaica and not fly out to North America or even England to have a baby?

The concerns seem to be genuine and easily understood. Jamaica is what the powers that be call a “Third World” country; the public health system here is often far less appealing than basic health facilities in “developed countries.”

But this is not even the root of the concern.