Lifestyle & Pregnancy Guides

 

This page is your guide to pregnancy, motherhood and starting a family abroad.

Our Little International Family:
I’m Canadian, my boyfriend is Belgian – we have been living together in Belgium for almost 4 years. We welcomed a son in December of 2016 and plan on living in Belgium for the foreseeable future.

We’d love to share our journey – from preparing to become parents to the first months of our sons life, will be navigating through starting a family in a country I’m not native to.


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His reaction to finding out he’s going to be a father.

FIRST TRIMESTER IN BELGIUM AS AN EXPAT…WHAT TO EXPECT

Finding out you’r pregnant and navigating those first few confusing months! Everything you need to know about that magical first trimester (complete with full layout of “normal” appointments through your pregnancy).


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SECOND TRIMESTER IN BELGIUM AS AN EXPAT…WHAT TO EXPECT

The glucose sugar test, finding out the gender of your baby and getting to know your doctors!


 

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I WISH I WAS A LITTLE MORE SELFISH DURING MY PREGNANCY…

A look back on pregnancy so far and how I should have been a little more indulgent and a little less concerned with how everyone else was involved in this journey.


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6 TIPS FOR A FUN (AND RELAXING) PREGNANCY 

Fun, relaxing and creative ways to enjoy your pregnancy (and involve your partner/friends/family, too!)


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MATERNITY LEAVE IN BELGIUM…

I’ve just started my maternity leave (YAY!) and I’d love to share all the resources with you so you can determine how your maternity leave will look. Including a ton of online resources and my maternity leave story.


WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE PREGNANT ABROAD
I share tips and my experiences with being pregnant in a foreign country.

 


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Taking a last minute flight can be super stressful – even more-so if you’re pregnant!! Here are my best tips for making it through the emergency trip!

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PREGNANCY IN BELGIUM AS AN EXPAT 
Everything you need to know about being a pregnant expat in Belgium during your first trimester – everything from the positive pregnancy test to your first ultrasound!

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HOW TO KEEP FAMILY & FRIENDS INVOLVED IN YOUR PREGNANCY
Keeping your family and friends involved in your every-day life abroad can be difficult when you factor in time differences and personal preferences of communication – but it’s so, so important to keep your loved ones updated on your preggo life – and here’s how to do it!

 


 

Do's & Don'ts
DO’S AND DON’TS OF TRAVELING WHILE PREGNANT
Traveling while pregnant can be stressful, emotional and physically demanding – here’s what to do (and more importantly, what not to do) if you decide to travel while expecting.

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HOW TO DECIDE WHERE TO HAVE YOUR BABY IF YOU LIVE ABROAD
Two countries, two homes, two sets of grandparents = one tough decision.

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