Kabul— My name is Razia. I am 26 and married. This is my first child and I want to want to deliver it in hospital.
We visit doctors when it is needed. I don’t know how often I should go, but I go whenever it is necessary and doctors are nice to us. The doctors and nurses always have good advice for me. I always followed their advice.
The gender doesn’t matter. We don’t care if it is a boy or a girl. The same with my family. I want to have two children and my husband wants three, but it does not make a big difference.
In private hospitals doctors mostly have better behavior than in the public hospitals. In public hospitals the doctors get less money, but really they all should have the same nice behavior with patients since they are all doctors.
By Razia as told to Arezoo
Thank you for your positive story. I am sorry that public hospital doctors are not respectful of women. But I am glad that you have gotten good care in the private hospital. I am also happy to hear that your baby’s gender is not important, and that your husband and you agree that a small family is desirable. Good luck with your first baby. I think babies are miracles and the best gift anyone could get.
Dear Razia, I wish you the best in the delivery of your first child. Thank you for telling your story.
Dear Arezoo: Thank you for helping Razia tell her story. I am glad she is well-supported and encouraged by her family and is getting good care. Stacy