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

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

"It is wise to become familiar with the Italian healthcare system, and to research any differences in the types of care available in Italy versus other countries. Finding English-speaking care providers, midwives, doctors and administrators in the Italian system can also be helpful. It is recommended to visit the hospital prior to giving birth to become familiar with the setting and to understand the process of giving birth in the Italian system. Interpreter services can be useful in making sure that all parties understand each other during the birthing process. Lastly, check with your insurance company to make sure your coverage extends to Italy and confirm that all of your paperwork is in order prior to giving birth to avoid any potential complications," remarked another expat in Italy.

"I'd tell her to shrug off the opinions people impose on you, and to not take it personally. For example, don't worry if you don't want to know the sex, or if you don't want to share the name," said a member in Montesilvano, Pescara, Italy.

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