As you may already know, having a baby normally should take some form of planning, however, there’s no predicting how getting pregnant could happen. Whether your pregnancy was planned or happened unexpectedly, you can still plan for the birth of your precious one even after conceiving.
First, you need to decide what kind of birthing process you want; Vaginal birth or through Cesarean Session. After wards, are you choosing to follow the trend of having your baby abroad? If yes, not to worry, we have put together a few tips to help you through this journey.
- Know your cost .When you are far away from home and decide to start a family, you should know your medical bills beforehand. Though medical costs may vary from country to country, it is likely to forget that pregnancy can be costly abroad.
Despite of the availability of hospital, the cost of delivery service and check-ups can cost more in a particular country than others. For instance, Any extra hospitalization costs around $3,000 per day in some countries, such as China and the USA. Also, it can be even more expensive if choosing Hong Kong’s private luxury hospitals without insurance. If your condition requires a C-section delivery, then you will be charged at extra cost
- The first question you should think about when having a child would be:” What country do we want to have our baby in?” In fact, it is important for couples to decide where they feel comfortable giving birth. In most cases a child born abroad to a U.S. or Canadian citizen parent or parents can obtain U.S. citizenship at birth for their child if certain statutory requirements are met.
- It is critical that you learn as much about the new country’s medical system with particular emphasis on the maternity care that you will have access to. Your global medical plan provider should provide a list of doctors and hospitals that it recommends to expatriates. Make sure you check the hospital that you will have your baby delivered in as well. Is it clean, competent and well regarded? Your international health insurance provider may be able to provide you with a recommended doctor and hospital that is in their network for direct billing.
- Many mothers will plan ahead and make a birthing plan. Try to set up a birthing plan so you have fewer surprises come birth day. This can help reduce stress as it always makes sense to plan for the unexpected.
- Yes, it may seem obvious, but it critical that you maintain your health and get regular check-ups from a reputable doctor in your new country. From taking your prenatal vitamins to eating enough of the right foods, your health and the health of your baby are what’s most important. If you are going to expatriate to a region where there is Zika virus or other infectious diseases, it is even more important that you lower your risk of contracting a disease that will harm you and your unborn child.
- Research the Visa requirements if need be. Find out what the visa needs of the country you’re visiting are, find out the travel needs and what would be required of you in terms of immigration.