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

"Firstly, it's important to familiarize yourself with the Italian healthcare system. Italy has a high standard of healthcare and maternity services, so rest assured that you will be well taken care of. Secondly, you should register with a local doctor or 'medico di base' as soon as possible. They will be your first point of contact for all health-related matters and can refer you to specialists if necessary. Thirdly, consider hiring a doula or midwife who speaks both English and Italian. They can help you navigate the healthcare system, attend appointments with you, and provide support during labor and delivery. Fourthly, it's a good idea to learn some basic Italian medical terms and phrases. This will make communication with healthcare professionals easier. Fifthly, make sure you understand the maternity leave laws in Italy. They are quite generous compared to other countries, but it's important to know your rights and obligations. Sixthly, consider the cost of having a baby in Italy. While healthcare is generally free or low-cost for residents, there may be additional costs for things like private rooms or elective procedures. Lastly, take advantage of the support networks available to you. There are many expat groups and online forums where you can connect with other parents-to-be in Italy. They can offer advice, share experiences, and provide a sense of community. Remember, having a baby in a foreign country can be a challenging experience, but with the right preparation and support, it can also be a wonderful adventure," said a member in Sorrento, Italy.

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