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Old 08-28-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Babymoon Advice

Hello Playa lovers,

I need some advice. My husband and I are expecting our first child and we are trying to plan that one last adventure before our BIGGEST adventure shows up. My husband is very nervous about spending a week in mexico without easy access to English speaking doctors in the event that the worst happens. Does anyone have any experience or advice on how to manage his concerns. Where the nearest doctor would be? Should stay closer to Cancun to be closer to a doctor? Has anyone had an emergency in Playa and how did it go?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-28-2012   #2 (permalink)
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Hospiten Hospital just outside of Playacar.
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Old 08-28-2012   #3 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am currently researching where to have my baby in Playa/Cancun and Hospiten just on the main road outside Playa has been recommended by most.

Hospiten

Apparently the Obstetricians speak English. Just make sure your travel insurance covers you.

Enjoy your babymoon!
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I went to Playa when I was 20 weeks pregnant and saw a lot of pregnant women. You are close to a lot of good medical care, just go and enjoy yourself. The baby that was in my belly has since become quite the world traveler. She will be 5 in October and has been to Jamaica three times and spent 17 days in Playa with us.
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We had to use Hospiten for a medal issue last year and they were great. All the staff spoke good english and were very good. (and my wife is a RN) You do need a credit card to pay before they will see you. Make sure you have medical travel insurance and you'll be reimbursed.
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We had to use Hospiten for a medal issue last year and they were great. All the staff spoke good english and were very good. (and my wife is a RN) You do need a credit card to pay before they will see you. Make sure you have medical travel insurance and you'll be reimbursed.
A number of travel insurance policies will forward money immediately to ensure your admittance.

Last year we used Travel Guard, this year it's John Hancock, both policies had that feature.
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