Welcome to the first episode of a new interview series I’ll be holding two times per month. In these interviews, I’ll have a casual conversation with mothers who are living in countries around the world. We’ll discuss topics like prenatal care, pregnancy, postnatal care, delivery, schooling, and parenting in other countries.
Today we are joined by Jenna. She is a wife and mom of four girls. She has been living in Germany for the last year, and gave birth to her fourth baby while residing there. She will tell us all about her experience of having a baby in Germany. Jenna also has a daughter in first grade, and speaks to their experience of the schools in Germany compared to here in the states. Let me tell you, it is EYE-OPENING to say the least!
In this episode we discuss:
- Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum care in Germany
- Differences in maternity leave
- What the COVID lockdown is like abroad
- The major differences in German schools compared to the United States
- Examples of how public spaces abroad are created with children in mind
- There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids
- Relay Walkie Talkie
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- How does German prenatal care differ from in the United States?
- How is COVID going in Germany?
- Did doctors talk to you about nursing your baby after delivering?
- Did you prefer your birth in Germany or the States?
- When you went to Germany as an American, did you have access to medical insurance?
- Are the newborn follow up appointments similar to in the U.S.?
- What is maternity leave like in Germany?
- Have you noticed differences in the schools?
- Do a lot of people nurse in public?
- Are public places more accommodating to children compared to the U.S.?