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We asked expat moms who gave birth in Margate about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said...

"Firstly, it's important to register with a local GP (General Practitioner) as soon as you move to Margate. They will be able to provide you with all the necessary information about maternity services in the area. The NHS (National Health Service) provides free healthcare, including maternity care, to all UK residents. As an expat, you may need to provide proof of residency to access these services. Consider taking antenatal classes. These are a great way to prepare for the birth of your baby and to meet other expectant parents in Margate. Research local hospitals and birthing centres to understand your options. The QEQM (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) Hospital in Margate has a maternity unit. If you prefer a home birth, discuss this with your midwife. They can provide you with information and support to make this possible. Ensure you understand your rights in the workplace. In the UK, pregnant employees have the right to paid time off for antenatal care and maternity leave. If English is not your first language, you may be able to access interpreter services during your medical appointments. Look into local parent and baby groups. These can be a great way to meet other parents, share experiences and get advice. Finally, make sure you understand the process for registering the birth of your baby. In the UK, you must register the birth within 42 days," remarked another expat who made the move to Margate, England.

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