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

"Firstly, it's important to familiarize yourself with the healthcare system in Korea. The country has a high standard of healthcare and many doctors and nurses speak English, but it's always a good idea to have a Korean-speaking friend or family member with you during appointments if possible. Secondly, consider hiring a doula or midwife who can provide support and guidance throughout your pregnancy and childbirth. They can help navigate the healthcare system, provide emotional support, and assist with communication barriers. Thirdly, research and choose a hospital that suits your needs and preferences. Some hospitals in Incheon offer birthing suites and allow for a more natural birthing experience, while others may have more traditional labor and delivery wards. Fourthly, understand the cultural differences. In Korea, it's common for new mothers to stay in a postpartum care center, known as a 'joripong', for a week or two after giving birth. These centers provide round-the-clock care for the mother and baby, including meals, baby care, and postpartum treatments. Fifthly, make sure to register your baby's birth with your home country's embassy or consulate to ensure they receive citizenship. This process can vary depending on your nationality, so it's best to check the specific requirements ahead of time. Lastly, connect with other expat parents in Incheon. They can provide invaluable advice, support, and friendship during this exciting time. There are many online forums and social media groups where you can connect with other expat parents," explained one expat living in Incheon, Korea.

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What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Incheon?

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