Knowing Your Rights as a Mommy to be in Sweden*

Sweden is one of the most family-friendly countries in the world. Here are some of the reasons why: Free or Subsidised Prenatal Care As a resident of Sweden, you’re entitled to prenatal care through midwife-led antenatal care centre (barnmorskemottagningar or BMM) before a baby is born. In Skåne, you can choose which BMM you want…

Babymoon Outside Sweden*

You’re pregnant and you realise that the days when there were just you and your partner are soon to be over. You may want to make the most of it so you plan a babymoon outside Sweden. What to prepare? 1. The second trimester is usually the best time Pregnancy is very unique and personal….

5 Pregnancy Essentials in Sweden*

As you are no doubt aware, pregnancy is one of the moments when you have a mixed feeling. You’re happy, of course, but most of the time, you’re anxious. Especially if you’re pregnant while away from home. Therefore, knowing these pregnancy essentials in Sweden might be a little helpful. 1. Important Contacts Being pregnant in…

A Week in Lisbon, Portugal

To be honest, Lisbon had never been on my bucket list. It never crossed my mind to visit this capital city of Portugal before. I mean, I don’t have any special memory or obsession with the city (unlike what I have with Milan, Venice or Amsterdam 😄 ). So when Zaki told me that he’s…

What to Expect when You’re Expecting … In Sweden*

I had just recovered from severe flu when I realised I missed my period. I was a bit surprised but kept my expectations low as this wasn’t the first time I missed it. Days passed by and the monthly visitor still didn’t come. I started to wonder: “Am I really pregnant?” My skeptical husband asked me…