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Expat mom to be
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Simonewrites posted:
Hello all,
I am 43 and newly pregnant for the 1st time, if the ept test is accurate. I'm still having difficulty believing it. I should be at 5 weeks. I'm living in Turkey at the moment and do not have easy access to prenatal care and doubt if I'll be able to find an English speaking doctor. I'll be back in the States at about 10 weeks so will arrange my 1st visit then and in the meantime I'll find a prenatal vitamin to start taking.

I'm wondering if there is anything else I can do. Are there any other expat moms that could share your experiences and wisdom.

Thanks
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kay_kay75 responded:
First thing, Congratulations, make sure to eat healthy, stay away from unpasturized soft cheeses and milk. Get lots of rest and try not to stress.
 
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piyeye responded:
Congratulations, Simonewrites!

I was in the same shoes - got pregnant in Asia and had no one to turn to, but I was able to get some instant advice (free!!) from the doctors on Healthtap (https://www.healthtap.com/) . They have a lot of OBGYN's and Pediatricians answering questions regarding pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, child care. If you can not find any English-speaking doctors where you live and have some very specific questions, I'd say give it a try.

Good luck!
 
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Simonewrites replied to piyeye's response:
Thanks for the info, Piyeye. It looks like a great sight and I am relieved to know that I have a professional resource at my fingertips!

KayKay, thank you for the advice and good wishes.


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