Czech Culture & Adaptation Multicultural Family

Ouch that hurt!

November 10, 2010
newborn Samuel

The Czech approach to pediatric medical procedures

Most of the time I’ve come to appreciate the low-cost, bare-bones Czech medical approach. I’ve gotten excellent care during pregnancy, including an emergency appendectomy, and my three children have been treated for their share of childhood illnesses with minimal antibiotics by competent doctors. However, there have been a few instances, particularly with the pediatric care, when the most traditional Czech approach has seemed a little too straight-forward. Or, to be quite honest, too painful for my liking. In each of these cases, unfortunately, I wasn’t the one experiencing the pain, it was my child.

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