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.
A few years ago, as a newlywed twentysomething, I thought I had a solid understanding of the things my husband and I would need to take into account for family planning. My newlywed self, did not, however, imagine that other family planning considerations would include an international move, changing visa statuses, and having to work around visa expiry dates.
I am by no means an expert, but I have been through the process of obtaining a birth certificate twice now, and in my sleep-deprived state, I will attempt to give you a few of the tips I’ve learned.
Everyone’s life changes when they see two lines on a stick. But I’ve come to the conclusion that expat pregnancy is a little a bit different. Here are a few of the reasons why.