What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Mexico?
We asked expat moms who gave birth in Mexico about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said...
"First, research local hospitals and doctors, and ensure that the facility is well-regarded and accredited. Additionally, familiarize yourself with the country’s maternity laws and parental rights in order to know your rights and to ensure that your baby is properly registered with the local authorities. It is also important to ensure that you have a reliable support network of friends and family to provide both physical and emotional support during this time. Finally, be sure to retain important records, such as all medical reports and any documents related to formal registration of the baby," said a member in Mexico.
- What should I pack when moving to Mexico?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Mexico?
- Will I be able to find a job in Mexico?
- What is life like in Mexico?
- What do expats in Mexico appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Mexico?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Mexico accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Mexico like?
- What are healthcare services like in Mexico?
- What are medical services in Mexico like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Mexico?
- What are emergency services like in Mexico?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Mexico?
- How are local medical facilities in Mexico?
- As a foreigner living in Mexico, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Mexico?If you live in Mexico, newcomers to Mexico 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.