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Old Jul 6th 2009, 7:35 am
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As a slightly scared first time Father to be I am a little worried about not being there when my Wife goes into Labour. We live in Dubai, I work in Al Ain and the delivery is at the Medcare (Safa Pk), given the geography of it all I wonder if I will need the help of an Ambulance to get my Wife to hospital if I am not around!

Is it simply a case of 999 and they drop you at a hospital of your choice, job done. Do the hospital have their own Ambulance?.....................etc etc

Knowledge and previous experience would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Jul 6th 2009, 7:59 am
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well, usually first borns don't just drop out of the mother...so when the contractions begin there's normally hours and hours to go before it gets anywhere near serious which gives you time to go to the hospital without the need of an ambulance...
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you and your car>>>>>>>friend and their car>>>>>>>>>friend in a taxi>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>scooper.
seriously ask the hospital and if you do use the ambulance just dont count on expert medical care if something goes wrong in transit
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As a slightly scared first time Father to be I am a little worried about not being there when my Wife goes into Labour. We live in Dubai, I work in Al Ain and the delivery is at the Medcare (Safa Pk), given the geography of it all I wonder if I will need the help of an Ambulance to get my Wife to hospital if I am not around!

Is it simply a case of 999 and they drop you at a hospital of your choice, job done. Do the hospital have their own Ambulance?.....................etc etc

Knowledge and previous experience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Medcare have their own ambulances
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Old Jul 6th 2009, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by Yam Yam View Post
As a slightly scared first time Father to be I am a little worried about not being there when my Wife goes into Labour. We live in Dubai, I work in Al Ain and the delivery is at the Medcare (Safa Pk), given the geography of it all I wonder if I will need the help of an Ambulance to get my Wife to hospital if I am not around!

Is it simply a case of 999 and they drop you at a hospital of your choice, job done. Do the hospital have their own Ambulance?.....................etc etc

Knowledge and previous experience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Tie her legs together at the knees and tell her to start walking. It's only child birth FFS.
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Old Jul 6th 2009, 11:15 am
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Tie her legs together at the knees and tell her to start walking. It's only child birth FFS.
yeah...no need to stop the ironing either...

anyway, in normal cases, women don't need to go to the hospital in an ambulance do they...and from what I have seen, no one even goes out of the way when one comes and they sit and wait patiently when the lights are red as well...all a bit weird...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
yeah...no need to stop the ironing either...

anyway, in normal cases, women don't need to go to the hospital in an ambulance do they...and from what I have seen, no one even goes out of the way when one comes and they sit and wait patiently when the lights are red as well...all a bit weird...
That could be due to the fact that most drivers do not know the rule of allowing someone with sirens and flashing lights to go thru, and thus the ambulance staff saving their own lives

In the Netherlands they get beaten up, in the UAE they get run over
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yeah...no need to stop the ironing either...
Yeah, wot MH said.
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you and your car>>>>>>>friend and their car>>>>>>>>>friend in a taxi>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>scooper.
seriously ask the hospital and if you do use the ambulance just dont count on expert medical care if something goes wrong in transit
Got no friends and dont have a scooper, what ever that is?
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Got no friends and dont have a scooper, what ever that is?
you don't know anyone in Dubai?
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you don't know anyone in Dubai?
I know people for sure, but friends are different. Making true friends is difficult here, but hopefully that will change soon. The hump on my back and my funny shaped head tends to put people off!!
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I know people for sure, but friends are different. Making true friends is difficult here, but hopefully that will change soon. The hump on my back and my funny shaped head tends to put people off!!
but I am sure one of them would be more than happy to get her to the hospital? even if you are an extra out of Star Trek
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but I am sure one of them would be more than happy to get her to the hospital? even if you are an extra out of Star Trek
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