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Having a Baby in La Rochelle

I had all three of my children in France between 1997 and 2007, the first two with a saddle block and the last by natural birthing methods. The last experience was by far the best. While I would now say that the French tend to be overly medical and scientific about it all, on the other hand this i (Read More)

Having a Baby in Nice

I gave birth to my twin boys at L'Arche Hospital in Nice. This is a large, teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Nice. I moved to France 1 week after finding out I was pregnant, needless to say my husband and I had not anticipated this when we accepted the expat position. I was given a (Read More)

Having a Baby in Paris

Having birth here was a wonderful experience for me. I was lucky to get into a private hospital which fills up very quickly. In Paris you have to call right away to get a spot. The care was wonderful and the birth was mostly done by a midwife. In Ob/gyn had to come in at one point to turn the baby (Read More)

Having a Baby in Paris

I have given birth in two different countries (Mexico 3 years ago & France 1 year ago) with two different philosophies.

The Mexico experience was by far, the best. Customer service from both my OB/GYN and the hospital was 5-star. However, episiotomy was nearly "required".

France was a (Read More)

Having a Baby in Pontivy

France uses a more "medicalised" approach to birth than the UK or the US. Up-sides to this were:

- I had regular scans, and the very latest technology was made available to me.

- I was monitored closely, given monthly blood tests to check for infection; Group B Strep was thus detected be (Read More)

Having a Baby in Viroflay

I had an unassisted home birth after following midwife-based care throughout the pregnancy. It was a very positive experience. I planned to use a birthing pool to ease the pain, but the hot water ran out that day so I did not use it during the contractions, only at the end for the birth itself. Lead (Read More)

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Healthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system....

13 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in France

Expats in France share tips about applying for the Carte Vitale, PUMA, supplemental health insurance, English-speaking doctors in France, having a baby and more.

Expats in France share tips about applying for the Carte Vitale, PUMA, supplemental health insurance, English-speaking doctors in France, having a baby and more....

Healthcare in Bordeaux, France

An expat in Bordeaux talks about hospitals, the importance of supplementary health insurance, the need to keep your own medical records since doctors don't keep them and prescription medicine costs a

Healthcare in Epinal, France

It's a small town, so most doctors don't use English much. If you must communicate in English, it would help to research some of the necessary terminology beforehand (perhaps write your questions in F

Healthcare in Nimes, France

Learn French! As in any other country, seek a second opinion for serious problems.

Answer Questions about Healthcare in France

Help others moving to France by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in France, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having-a-Baby-In-FranceExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in France

Read recent baby reports submitted for La Rochelle and Nice.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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Culture-Shock-in-EpinalAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Epinal, France

An expat in Epinal, France gets candid about the culture shock she experience when moving to France. She advises newcomers to get out and meet people. She started an English-speaking group in her small town and met lots of locals that way.

Living-in-EpinalAn Expat Discusses Living in Epinal, France

An expat shares what it's like to live in the small town of Epinal, France.

Healthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats in France: 10 Tips For Living in Paris

Expats in Paris live in the fabled City of Lights, but what do you need to know to actually get there and establish yourself? Here are a few basic steps to help get the ball rolling. Includes information about visas, health care, where to live and more!

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in France from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
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Healthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system....

13 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in France

Expats in France share tips about applying for the Carte Vitale, PUMA, supplemental health insurance, English-speaking doctors in France, having a baby and more.

Expats in France share tips about applying for the Carte Vitale, PUMA, supplemental health insurance, English-speaking doctors in France, having a baby and more....

Healthcare in Bordeaux, France

An expat in Bordeaux talks about hospitals, the importance of supplementary health insurance, the need to keep your own medical records since doctors don't keep them and prescription medicine costs a

Healthcare in Epinal, France

It's a small town, so most doctors don't use English much. If you must communicate in English, it would help to research some of the necessary terminology beforehand (perhaps write your questions in F

Healthcare in Nimes, France

Learn French! As in any other country, seek a second opinion for serious problems.

Answer Questions about Healthcare in France

Help others moving to France by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in France, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having-a-Baby-In-FranceExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in France

Read recent baby reports submitted for La Rochelle and Nice.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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