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

"Firstly, it's important to familiarize yourself with the Dutch healthcare system. Prenatal care in the Netherlands is typically handled by a midwife, unless there are complications. Secondly, ensure you have a good health insurance plan. The Netherlands has a mandatory health insurance system, and while basic coverage includes pregnancy and childbirth, additional coverage may be needed for certain services. Thirdly, consider taking Dutch language classes. While many Dutch people speak English, understanding the local language can be helpful during medical appointments and hospital visits. Fourthly, research and plan for your preferred birthing method. Home births are common in the Netherlands, but hospital and birthing center options are also available. Fifthly, connect with local expat groups or online forums. They can provide valuable advice and support, and may be able to recommend English-speaking healthcare providers. Sixthly, familiarize yourself with the process of registering your baby's birth. In the Netherlands, you must register the birth at the local municipality within three days. Lastly, be aware that Dutch law requires all children to be vaccinated, so plan accordingly for your baby's immunization schedule. Remember, it's okay to ask questions and seek help when you need it. Having a baby in a foreign country can be a challenging experience, but with the right preparation and support, it can also be a very rewarding one," said another expat in Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands.

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