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Articles Tagged 'Pregnant in America'


Giving Birth in the US: A New British Mum Tells All

I gave birth to a 7 lb. 2 oz., hirsute and screechy baby girl at New York University hospital late this February. It took 18 hours, some magic numbing medicine (see below), six signatures (more on this later), two obstetricians and a sturdy nurse to get the job done. Plus great insurance, which still, somehow, […]


America vs. Britain: Which Country’s Better For Expectant Mothers?

Reassuringly, whichever country you pick to pop out a little person, it’ll most likely go well and you’ll come away with a healthy, fat newborn. But if you’re a bump-bearing Brit settled in the U.S., you might find yourself simultaneously reassured and irked by what you’ve heard about having a baby in America. Possibly, it’s […]


10 Things to Consider Before Getting Pregnant in America

If you’re a British couple planning to start a family in the U.S., here are some problems to ponder before you start stockpiling tiny clothes. 1. Whether your insurance cover the cost of your pregnancy and birth Without the NHS to pick up the check, you’re looking at an average cost of around $10,000 from […]