What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Rio de Janeiro?
We asked expat moms who gave birth in Rio de Janeiro about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said...
"1. Make sure to research the best hospitals and doctors in the area to ensure you have the best care for your baby. 2. Consider enrolling in a childbirth preparation class to help you prepare for the birth. 3. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the Brazilian healthcare system and the necessary paperwork for registering your baby. 4. Consider hiring a doula or midwife to provide additional support during the birth. 5. Make sure to research the best neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro to ensure your baby is safe and secure. 6. Consider joining an expat group or forum to connect with other expats who have had babies in Rio de Janeiro. 7. Make sure to research the best childcare options in the area to ensure your baby is well taken care of. 8. Consider enrolling your baby in a Portuguese language class to help them learn the language. 9. Make sure to research the best schools in the area to ensure your baby receives a quality education. 10. Take advantage of the many cultural activities and attractions in Rio de Janeiro to help your baby learn about the city and its culture," said a member in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"I chose to give birth in this hospital as it was a maternity one and they had all the facilities to take care of mom and baby. I made sure that they had ICU facilities for me and my baby if they were necessary. I was told that there is another good maternity hospital called CASA de SAO JOSE," remarked another expat who made the move to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Rio de Janeiro?If you live in Rio de Janeiro, newcomers to Rio de Janeiro would love to hear your answer to this question.