- Pregnancy in Croatia
Pregnancy in Croatia
You are pregnant and in a foreign country. The thought of it alone can incite panic in many women. You may be wondering what to do first, where to have your baby, where will you find baby gear, what to do about citizenship, the questions are seemingly endless. Being pregnant in Croatia while away from your friends and family can be a nerve wracking experience if you are not prepared. In this series of articles we discuss the steps to take and issues to consider for expats expecting a baby in Croatia.
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Finding a doctor in Croatia that you can communicate with when you don’t speak Croatian can be the biggest headache of them all.
No matter where you live, all women need to have safe, non-judgmental and consistent access to family planning services including birth control, Plan B and abortion.
Find out more about the way the healthcare system is set up in Croatia, and how to navigate it as a foreigner.
State health insurance is mandatory in Croatia: students, temporary residents and citizens. If you plan to live in Croatia, signing up for insurance should be a priority.
Once your pregnancy test comes back positive, you have many questions about maternity care. Read about what your first steps could be after finding out you are pregnant in Croatia.
Choosing to give birth outside your home country means that your child may qualify for citizenship of the country of its birth. Read more about citizenship in Croatia for babies born here.
Prenatal care in Croatia is different from many other EU countries. Find out more about the ins and outs of prenatal care including appointments, routine tests and screening offered in Croatia.
Public or private system, in Croatia or in your home country, you have many options for the birth of your child. Learn more about your options in Croatia.
Choosing a prenatal care provider is a very important decision, regardless of where you are going to birth your baby. Learn more about your options in Croatia, public and private.