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

"It is important to research the local medical system and the different hospitals in area to ensure top quality medical care for your baby. Make sure you inform your doctor of any medical history relevant to the baby, and consider enrolling in a private health insurance policy to cover any medical costs. Familiarizing yourself with the local regulations and document requirements for registering the birth of your baby is also advised. Lastly, connecting with other expat families with young babies can be an invaluable source of support during your transition to life in Indonesia," commented one expat who made the move to Indonesia.

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"If you feel comfortable in the country and your birth presents itself without any problems. By all means give birth in Jakarta, where you can stay close to your family, your other children, your house-help, your work (you can work until the last moment and keep all your maternity leave for when the baby is finally there)! You have friends visiting. You don't have that if you travel abroad to have the baby! I did that for my first 2 babies, as I was living in Cambodia and Myanmar, where local childbirth is really not recommended at all," remarked another expat in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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