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

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

"When planning to have a baby in Ireland, it is important to research the maternity services and healthcare options available to you. Start by registering with a family doctor or GP so you can access the public healthcare services in Ireland. You may also be able to access private health insurance and make use of private maternity services. Make sure you are up to date with vaccinations, including the 10-in-1 vaccination and the seasonal flu vaccine, and ensure you have adequate amounts of folic acid. In addition, be aware of the maternity leave entitlements, parental leave entitlements and the financial support you may be entitled to through the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme," wrote a member who made the move to Ireland.

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"Go private, not public!! And to go to D. Naveed. I loved the option of a scan on every visit!! We literally got to see our baby grow," explained one expat living in Ballinsloe, Ireland.

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