On Monday, my birth story on Maple Leaf Mamma was posted! It's been eight months(!) since Livia was born and a few months since the interview, so it was really fun to reread the adventure that was giving birth in Florence. Ever since I started posting about having a baby here and a few tips for visiting Florence with kids, we've been contacted more than a few times for additional advice and insight. In an effort to provide a "one-stop-shop" post for those that need the info, I'm listing below all of the kid, pregnancy and childbirth-related posts right here.
Before emailing with any questions related to what it was like to have a baby here, use the Italian healthcare system, choose a hospital, find an OB-GYN, etc., I kindly ask that you read this extremely detailed interview!
We receive a lot of questions from fellow Americans about visiting Florence with a baby and what to expect. This post is my attempt to answer questions about strollers, changing stations and car seats in Florence. This city is baby-friendly in some ways, but definitely not in others.
When someone finds out that we use cloth diapers they are always intrigued — including people who have no interest in kids! In this post, I outline (in detail) exactly how we make these diapers work in our casa. The biggest surprise? We've found it all rather easy.
I think it’s valuable information to share for current and future expats that find themselves pregnant in Italia. Having a baby in Italy as an expat is definitely a unique experience. In this post, I outline the first steps you need to take to get on the baby-mamma healthcare track.
This post covers the "next steps" to take later in your pregnancy as you prepare to actually give birth. I cover topics like choosing a hospital, getting the final tests done and what decisions you can and can't make about the actual delivery.