Monday, September 03, 2007

We've Made A Decision!

We have decided to have our baby in Accra, Ghana at the Lister Hospital. (Click here to view their website and see more pictures.) This is a privately owned hospital that is only two years old. They are striving to provide excellent health care that rises above the typical Ghanaian hospital. Their facilities are very impressive and your first thought upon entering the lobby is, "Wow. This is in Africa?!" The staff we met today seemed very confident and we organized. We still have a few questions and medical staff to meet, but our overall feeling was very positive.

We were able to talk to a couple (she is Dutch and he is Ghanaian) that recently delivered there to get the good and bad of their experience. They had their first son in the Netherlands via C-section and therefore had a good perspective of what was different in terms of holistic health care. They gave us confidence in the quality of medical care we would receive and a "heads up" on the typical Ghanaian care we would receive from the nurses. We were glad to hear all they had to say so we didn't go into this birth with unrealistic expectations.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us during this decision. We truly feel this is an answer from Him. Continue to pray with us for the future doctors and nurses that will be assisting us in bringing this gift from the Lord into the world.


Tammie's Thoughts said...

Looks like a really modern facility! God bless you and hold you all tight in His hand through this miracle of birth.

Nanna and Gran'Pa said...

This looks like a really nice place to have the baby! I know you are glad to have this desision behind you. =-)
Love all "4" of you,
Nanna and Gran'Pa

Rick and Leslie said...

I don't think I have told you this, but I REALLY like the new look of this site. It looks very professional. The picture at the top says it all. =-)
Love ya,
Mom and Dad G.