What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Costa Rica?
We asked expat moms who gave birth in Costa Rica about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said...
"It is important to research the local healthcare system when planning for a baby in Costa Rica and to arrange for pre and postnatal checkups both for the mother and the baby. It is also important to make sure that both the mother and the baby have the appropriate vaccines prior to and after birth so that they are as protected as possible from communicable diseases. You should also consider registering your baby with the Costa Rican authorities and obtaining a passport before you leave the country. Finally, it is useful to have a basic knowledge of Spanish, the local language, as it will help you settle into life in Costa Rica and understand any medical advice you receive more easily," said a member in Costa Rica.
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What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Costa Rica?If you live in Costa Rica, newcomers to Costa Rica would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.