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A reader commented on the Expat Report Having a Baby in Brussels, Belgium
Having-a-Baby-in-Brussels
Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
Overall it was pleasant. I used an mostly expat hospital as I am a native English speaker, mostly for convenience to my home. (Edith Cavell)The doctor was not as open / offering as normally what I am used to: I always felt that she was not telling me any details unless I probed heavily. I think that this was partially a cultural thing, as she stated that the baby is the primary concern, but it made me a little on edge the entire time. Overall, the pain management was good and my delivery was seamless, and I had an epidural also. The hospital stay was 5 days and absolute heaven. They will insist on emphasizing breastfeeding exclusively and will support you in this endeavor unless you specifically have a reason against it. (Continue)
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My husband is Belgian and we live in HK. I am thinking to have our baby in Belgium instead of HK. Is this possible? Does anyone know how I would do this?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of The Brussels English Primary School in Brussels, Belgium
Review-of-The Brussels English Primary School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Small primary school in large garden, bordered by the woods/large park. Classrooms in beautiful house. excellent computer lab. After school clubs include yoga, ballet, chess (School chess team) science club, football/soccer club, arts and crafts club and many more. There is also an after school garderie (Continue)
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Not many after school activities, biased attitude to children. Some teachers are not qualified enough. Try to keep good relation with head teacher otherwise...(( I heard that quality getting lower each year because of the administration.
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Expat Report Review of World International School in Brussels, Belgium was published
Review-of-World International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
This is a very small school. There are no after school activities, however there are sports clubs during lunch. There are also field trips and a class trip. The school has its own gym, art room, music room, and compurter labs. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of St. John's International in Brussels, Belgium was published
Review-of-St. John's International
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Facilities are excellant. Sports fields were lacking but now are newly constructed as well as new science wing and gymnasium. Pre-K and Kindergarten is separate are adjacent to school and is fabulous with great teachers. The staff is excellent. We loved it! (Continue)
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Expat Report Review of International School of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium was published
Review-of-International School of Brussels
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Computer Lab, Libraries, Cafeteria, Art program, Music, Band, Orchestra, P.E., Playgrounds, Rock Climbing, Sports, Musis lessons, Choir, Guidance Counsellors, (Continue)
Expat Report Jobs in Brussels, Belgium was published
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What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
The experience is dynamic and if you want to obtain the most benefit from the time abroad it is imperative to learn the language, develop relationships with locals and travel the host country when possible. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of British School of Brussels - BSB in Brussels, Belgium was published
Review-of-British School of Brussels - BSB
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are very good and the view that they are there to educate the whole child is something that they take very seriously. Due to the wide countries of origin that their students have it has created a real international feel. Swimming, gymnastics, hockey, rugby, soccer, track, French club, Dutch club, netball, social club-open to all families who attend, the list is endless. (Continue)

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