What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Brazil?
We asked expat moms who gave birth in Brazil about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said...
"Ensure you have obtained a valid visa before your arrival to Brazil, as having a baby as an expat requires specific paperwork. Research the Brazilian healthcare system and consider whether private or public care is better for you and your family. Investigate which doctors offer high quality care in the city or region of your current residence. Make sure to have all relevant medical documents translated into Portuguese, such as previous medical records and immunization records. Familiarize yourself with the Brazilian healthcare system and do research on the healthcare benefits offered by the Brazilian government to citizens and expats. Prepare for the extra paperwork that is required when delivering a baby in Brazil. Lastly, ensure you have chosen a secure neighbourhood to raise your baby in as crime rates can be high in some areas of the country," remarked another expat in Brazil.
"Get the best health insurance you can, cause having a baby in Brazil is really expensive, especially if your pregnancy is considered risky," said a member in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
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