Once you have made the decision to move to a new destination you will need to do some preliminary research and planning. Is there adequate maternity care in your new location and is it located near to where you will be living? Will you have to pay for appointments, or can they be covered with insurance? How far in advance do you need to make your appointments? Will there be language barriers?
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Having plans set in place can help to keep stress at a minimum allowing you to focus on being well in your pregnancy. Planning can be made for after the birth too - are there childcare facilities nearby? Are there play groups to join? What is the local school like? All of these things are important factors in ensuring yours and your child’s happiness in the future.