Having your baby in Sweden – The final checklist*

As the clock is ticking and you find yourself trying to embrace the anxiety of facing labour, you might need to know some practical things before The Big Day comes. Here are some tips to be as prepared as possible to welcome your baby. 1. Create a contacts list It’s always essential to know whom to…

“Lund dingin ya, Hay?”

Dua minggu terakhir ini, rumah mungil kami kedatangan tamu-tamu dari jauh. Rombongan tamu pertama, teman SMA saya yang sekarang bekerja di Texas, Amerika Serikat. Rombongan berikutnya, teman-teman kuliah S1 suami saya (yang kemudian jadi teman saya juga) dengan komposisi cukup unik: yang satu saat ini sedang bermukim di Jerman sedangkan yang satunya tinggal di Jakarta…

Budget Shopping for Newborn Essentials

Shopping for your new baby is an exciting and a fun part of being pregnant. Imagine yourself go to a baby shop and see all those cute Scandinavian designs, how can you resist the temptation? Wait until you realise that there are only three price categories in Sweden: 1) Expensive 2) Even more expensive, and…

Menu-menu Gampang di Perantauan

Salah satu hal yang sering dikeluhkan ketika tinggal di luar negeri adalah soal makanan. Lidah Indonesia yang terbiasa dengan nasi dan makanan yang dibalut berlayer-layer bumbu membuat makanan luar jadi seolah tak berasa. Tidak mengenyangkan. Atau minimal membosankan. Makanan adalah juga salah satu hal yang kerap membuat orang Indonesia homesick, alias kangen rumah alias tidak…

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…