Bellies Abroad understands the challenges of becoming a family away from your own. It is a platform for parents, and parents to be, living outside of their home countries as well as local families. They offer online and in person consultations with culturally sensitive health care & legal professionals who speak a common language and adhere to the WHO Guidelines. They have courses and an entire team that specialises in pre and post natal support so that parents can: learn what happens during labour and delivery, learn about successful breastfeeding and how to take care of their newborn and meet with English speaking gynaecologists, midwives, paediatricians, lactation consultants and counsellors and other general healthcare professionals for the whole family, set up in home appointments for blood tests and sonograms and learn where they can deliver to have the most positive birth experience possible. They also have “Mombassadors” who can help in sharing geographically specific information and community building. Bellies Abroad is based in Rome but the online services they offer make it possible for all parents, no matter where they are located in Italy, to use their services.
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