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We asked expat moms who gave birth in Gangneung 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 medical care, including maternity services, but understanding how it works will help you navigate it more easily. Secondly, consider hiring a doula or a birth coach who can provide emotional and physical support during childbirth. They can also help bridge any language or cultural gaps. Thirdly, learn some basic Korean medical terms or have a translation app handy. While many doctors and nurses speak English, not all hospital staff may be fluent. Fourthly, research and choose a hospital or birthing center that suits your needs and preferences. Some expats prefer international hospitals for their English-speaking staff and familiar Western practices. Fifthly, understand the cultural differences. In Korea, it's common for new mothers to stay in a postnatal care center, known as 'joripwon', for a week or two after giving birth. Sixthly, make sure to register the birth with both the local Korean authorities and your home country's embassy to ensure your child's citizenship rights. Lastly, connect with other expat parents in Gangneung. They can provide valuable advice, support, and friendship during this exciting time in your life," remarked another expat in Gangneung, Korea.

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