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Any french mum to be ?

Discussion in 'Motherhood, Pregnancies And Babies' started by Frenchinsing, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:37 PM.

  1. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    I m 12 weeks pregnant. Feeling quite sick and lonely... :'(
     
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  2. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    I’m not french, but my husband is french. My son was born on 8/3/2018. If you need any assistance or a listening ear, feel free to drop me a message.
     
  3. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    Thanks for your message.
    It s not really that I want to talk to french mums but everything is so different here in terms of check ups and pregnancy follow up...
    It is my second pregnancy, the first was in France. And I feel quite lost...
     
  4. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    I get you. I’m staying in France currently and had my baby boy in France:) I felt the same as you as a Singaporean giving birth in France. The culture, the doctors, you have midwife and stuffs. I know how you feel.
     
  5. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    It must have been difficult for you... especially as french medical staff can be super unfriendly at times...
     
  6. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    It was fine. I’m just shocked that it’s the midwife who assisted in the birth and not the doctor. And after the birth of my son, the midwife makes house visits like 2-3 times a weeks to make sure everything is okay. Unlike in Singapore, there’s nothing.

    Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I honestly prefer to give birth in France as there are more help.
     
  7. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    I' m happy to hear that your experience in France was good !
    Do you like it there ?
    I remember preferring Singapore for raising my daughter as it is more kid friendly
     
  8. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    Yes, it’s pretty relaxing as compared to Singapore. But as you know, it’s pretty chaotic now with all the gilets jaunes. We will be moving over to Singapore to raise my son too. I prefer to raise my son in Singapore.

    How are you? How is Singapore for you?
     
  9. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    I prefere Singapore to France. It's safer and it is a good place for kids I think. It is easy to go out with a child, even very small. I remember in France it use to be very difficult to go anywhere with my baby daughter.
    The only thing I realize now is that medical is very expensive in Singapore and doctors have very different approach.
     
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  10. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    I agree with you. France is great because their medical is almost free. Don’t mind me asking, which part of France do you come from? My husband is from Bordeaux.

    Are you working? Or is your partner an expat? Because there are insurance to cover for all the medical bills.
     
  11. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    Oh !! My daughter is in bordeaux !!! ( I got divorced and I chose to let my daughter go back to France cause her father has a big family with lots of other kids...)... I miss her so much...
    I spent most of my life in Paris i would say but I grew in many different places in france.
    I am working in Singapore (in MC right now though :( ) and my husband is from India working in Sg too.
    Both our insurrance don t cover pregnancy.
     
  12. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    Wow!! We are so close. My husband family have vineyard in Bordeaux.

    That’s sad, it’s really expensive to give birth in Singapore. Have you both tried upgrading the insurance? Or you can top up your insurance?
     
  13. SLmommie

    SLmommie Member

    Do you go back to France sometimes? Your daughter is going to miss you so much.
     
  14. Frenchinsing

    Frenchinsing New Member

    There are no upgrades that include pregnancy unfortunately... but we there is no complications, we will be fine.

    I came back to france last summer and she's coming to visit in February. I hope at that time I won t be sick anymore... that scares me a lot.

    How is you baby ? He must be 1 year old soon ( 2 month ?). That's the time when my daughter started to walk. Once they start they are unstoppable !
    Did you make friends in France ? Do you work ? I remember the first year after my daughter birth i felt a bit isolated cause none of my friends had kids and I was a bit overwhelmed by the father's family.
     

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