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Having a Baby in La Rochelle

An expat in La Rochelle wrote, "Do take advantage of the full range of preparation options offered by French social security. Do have the monthly visits and ultrasounds, do check into your chosen hospital starting on the 4th month. Make sure you get your paperwork with social security in order. Do trust the midwives - they defin" (Read More)

Having a Baby in Nice

Another expat in Nice advised, "Using word of mouth is the best way to find a doctor. Also join a English speaking moms group while you are expecting. I was a little hesitant to join a group before I had given birth, but met a lovely group of women, many of whom I am still in contact with now. It was also through these women that " (Read More)

Having a Baby in Pontivy

An expat living in Pontivy commented, "To take advantage of the high quality care, the single rooms, the number of midwives available, but to ignore all advice about feeding schedules, sleeping routines etc. I also threw away the vitamin K and flouride supplements once we got home." (Read More)

Having a Baby in Viroflay

An expat in Viroflay wrote, "Realise that there are many choices available -- the whole range available worldwide is available in France. " (Read More)

Having a Baby in Paris

Another expat in Paris advised, "See all of the above." (Read More)

Having a Baby in Paris

An expat living in Paris commented, "Register early!!!! Even if you aren't sure where to give birth, at least register somewhere so that you have a spot held for you." (Read More)

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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....

Expats-in-France13 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....

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Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats in France.

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Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in France.

Healthcare in NimesHealthcare in Nimes, France

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

Healthcare in EpinalHealthcare 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 BordeauxHealthcare 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

expat healthcare surveyAnswer 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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Healthcare-in-FranceHealthcare 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-France13 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....

france healthcare faqFrance Healthcare FAQ

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats in France.

france healthcare infoFrance Healthcare Info

Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in France.

healthcare in NimesHealthcare in Nimes, France

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

healthcare in EpinalHealthcare 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 BordeauxHealthcare 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 surveyAnswer 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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