It seems an issue a little strange but maybe it is better for women who are considering emigrating get to know. In one day an acquaintance of mine was the first time Father, and the day of birth he told us that the time had come and went home.
The next day I learned that women here have in most home births with midwives epidoral not by choice. A colleague of mine was also born at home. I know of one case of a woman who was in the hospital by Caesarean section but was disappointed because they saw nothing. It seems a bit masochistic on their part not to mention dangerous if complications occur.
I told here that the company is all in Portugal or in the hospital or hospitals, unless they have by the way, and almost always with epidoral, are all amazed.
From what I could see here in the services they are far behind, if we were not corrupt umPaís were at the peak of Europe, but in the next post I will talk about how here are the services, doctors, etc..
Be careful to speak with the doctor and require the epidoral because guess if you do not ask do not give.