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

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We asked expat moms who gave birth in San Juan 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 the Philippines. The country has both public and private healthcare, with private hospitals generally offering a higher standard of care. Ensure that you have comprehensive health insurance that covers maternity care. Some insurance policies may not cover pregnancy-related costs, so it's crucial to check this in advance. Choose a hospital and doctor that you trust. It's recommended to visit a few hospitals, meet with the doctors, and choose the one where you feel most comfortable. Understand the cultural differences. Filipino culture places a lot of importance on family and you may find that the local customs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth are different from what you're used to. Learn some basic Tagalog phrases. While English is widely spoken in the Philippines, it can be helpful to know some local language, especially in a medical setting. Prepare for the climate. The Philippines is a tropical country and the heat can be intense, especially for pregnant women. Stay hydrated and avoid spending too much time in the sun. Finally, connect with other expats. There are many online forums and social groups where you can connect with other expats who have had a baby in the Philippines. They can provide valuable advice and support," said another expat in San Juan, Philippines.

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