Photo Gallery

Site map
0The virtual community for English-speaking expats and Russians
  Main page   Make it home    Expat list   Our partners     About the site   FAQ
Please log in:
To register  Forgotten your password?   
  Survival Guide   Calendars
  Phone Directory   Dining Out
  Employment   Going Out
  Real Estate   Children
   April 11
Ask the Dentist
Ask the Realtor
Survival Guide
Phone Directory
 Post a question
 Back to questions list
 Read earlier questions
Ask the Doctor
Free Medical Advice sponsored by
Got an ache or pain? Have a question about a prescription or over-the-counter drug? Looking for some FREE medical advice?
What is the situation with pre-natal care and birth centers in Moscow? I have been warned so frequently not to have anything to do with the Russian health-care system, but a lot of it sounds like hysteria. Are the Russian hopitals ok, and do the various forgein health-care centers handle pre-natal and delivery?
Thank you for your question. Some of the international clinics here provide prenatal care from Russian or foreign family practitioners or from specialists. For women choosing to deliver here the only option is through a local hospital. The standard of care at these hospitals and clinics vary. At International SOS Clinic, we provide prenatal care up to 36 weeks of pregnancy and follow standard international guidelines. We recommend that women with high risk pregnancies and those in their first pregnancy plan to deliver outside Russia. Such women should leave Russia by the 36th week of pregnancy or earlier if there are problems. For other women with a low risk pregnancy they may prefer to deliver in Russia. Around the Moscow area there are some good maternity hospitals. However for many foreign women they may not feel comfortable giving birth in a Russian hospital. We suggest that women visit one of these hospitals in early pregnancy to decide if they want to stay or not. Such visits can be arranged through SOS clinic. Hope this information helps.
Copyright © The Moscow Expat Site, 1999-2021Editor  Sales  Webmaster +7 (903) 722-38-02