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

"It is important to be aware of important regulations surrounding childbirth and prenatal care in Norway. It is essential to register with the municipality in which you live and receive a National Identity Number as soon as possible, so that you can receive the necessary services. It is also important to thoroughly research and compare maternity hospitals and birthing centers, as well as their associated fees. Make sure to ask about and understand Norway's parental leave regulations and ensure that both parents are registered with the municipality in which you live so that both can take benefit of parental leave. Research the availability of childcare services and options offered by the municipality, as well as any applicable fees. Additionally, be aware of any changes that you may need to make to your insurance coverage during pregnancy and childbirth," wrote a member who made the move to Norway.

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"If she were able to have a natural child birth, I would say 'go for it'. If she knew up front that she needed a c-section or there could be any complications, I would say 'run'," explained one expat living in Stavanger, Norway.

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