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We asked expat moms who gave birth in Subic Bay 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. While the country has a number of high-quality hospitals and clinics, the standard of care can vary, especially in more remote areas. Ensure that you have comprehensive health insurance that covers maternity care. Some expat health insurance plans may not cover pregnancy and childbirth, so it's crucial to check this in advance. Find a good obstetrician who you feel comfortable with. It's important to have a doctor who understands your needs and concerns, and who can communicate effectively in English. Consider hiring a doula or midwife to support you during your pregnancy and childbirth. They can provide valuable emotional and physical support, and can help you navigate the healthcare system. Make sure you understand the cultural norms and expectations around childbirth in the Philippines. For example, it's common for extended family to be involved in the birth, and there may be certain traditions or rituals that are followed. Prepare for the possibility of a c-section. The Philippines has one of the highest rates of caesarean sections in the world, so it's important to discuss this with your doctor and understand the risks and benefits. Finally, start planning for your baby's citizenship and passport early. Depending on your home country's laws, your baby may be eligible for dual citizenship, but the process can be complex and time-consuming," explained one expat living in Subic Bay, Philippines.

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

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