With one in five moms and one in ten dads struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and psychosis in pregnancy and/or postpartum (perinatal depression/anxiety) it’s not surprising that for some parents it can all become too much.
‘My doctor in Singapore was a perfectionist and very focused on her patients. She was also very busy, as many OB-GYN are, and because of that, I think sometimes she forgot to smile. ‘
Like many Bay Area expats we’re taking our baby home this Christmas and I’m already prepping for the long journey back to the UK. We’ve done one other long-haul flight with him and several shorter ones. This is what we’ve learned so far:
Getting a British passport for my American baby was top of my to do list after I had my son. My husband and I are both British and it felt really important to me to establish his citizenship soon after birth.
While less than half of the general US population have a passport, it’s a required document for expat families. Expecting expats need to accumulate all the traditional baby gear, like a crib, diapers, clothes, blankets, car seat and more; however, you’ll also need an American passport for your American baby if you’re planning on venturing back ‘home’.
Whether you’re expecting a new baby, or getting settled in the Bay with a young family, you must check out TotScoop. I had the privilege of sitting down with the creator, Kate, earlier this month. As a parent of two little monkeys herself, she’s tried and tested her fair share of gear for babies and toddlers. As a new mom, she read books, talked to friends, and tried to decide what her and her husband would need for their new baby. They got through the first year as new parents, and she began to think, there must be a better […]