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

"Firstly, it's important to familiarize yourself with the Portuguese healthcare system. Portugal has a high standard of healthcare, with both public and private options available. Ensure you have the necessary health insurance coverage. If you are employed in Portugal, you will be covered by the national health service. However, if you are not, you may need to arrange private health insurance. Find a good obstetrician and hospital. Porto has several high-quality hospitals with maternity wards. It's advisable to visit a few and choose one where you feel comfortable and trust the staff. Learn some Portuguese or find a doctor who speaks your language. While many doctors in Portugal speak English, not all hospital staff may be fluent. Having some knowledge of the local language can be very helpful. Understand the maternity leave policies in Portugal. If you are working, you may be entitled to up to 120 or 150 days of maternity leave, depending on whether you choose to take partial or full leave. Register your baby's birth within 20 days at the local civil registry office. If you or your partner are not Portuguese, you may need to also register the birth with your home country's embassy or consulate. Consider hiring a doula or midwife for additional support during pregnancy and childbirth. They can provide valuable advice and assistance, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the Portuguese healthcare system. Prepare for the cost of having a baby. While healthcare in Portugal is generally affordable, there may be additional costs such as prenatal classes, baby items, and potentially, private healthcare fees. Finally, try to connect with other expat parents in Porto. They can provide advice, support, and friendship during this exciting time in your life," wrote a member who made the move to Porto, Portugal.

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