Can somebody recommend an English-speaking doctor who can follow a pregnancy?
where in Belgium do you live?
Graham Hutchings, St Luc, wonderful doctor
start with which hospitals you are likely to give birth at. Some people cannot consider Edith Cavell for example as they are not wealthy enough or are not covered by comprehensive insurance. Think about how far you think you can travel once you've gone into labour. No good anyone recommending someone at Erasme or UZ Jette if you live in Watermael-Boitsfort, no good recommending St Luc if you live in Sainte-Agathe-Berchem!
Remember most doctors will speak some English. Some hospitals have more births in English than others.
Hi mx, congrats on your pregnancy!
Do you know about the website www.thevillage.be ... it's got information about who can look after you during your pregnancy, and gives you some things to think about when choosing a hospital. Also useful for questions you might have about the admin side. It has a good section on activities with babies/young children too.
By the way, the BCT also runs a monthly 'Preg'ancy in Belgium' session, which can be a good way to start figuring out what your options are.
I just spotted something from antenatalandbaby.be?? not sure of exact name of website, about "surviving labour ward" course. Might be a place to ask for which hospitals in your area have doctors who speak excellent English?
also Nina Peacock has the "Brussels Baby Book" with hospital info on it, the kindle version is useful as you can go to hospital websites by pointing your finger over the links.
St Elizabeths was a good hospital and the gynea I saw there was very good, ultimately try some one if you don't like them just switch very simple to do here. All the best I'd also recommend the BCT fab organisation
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