Mentioned in an early blog post that one of the most important steps of getting pregnant no matter where you are is finding an ob/gyn to take on your pregnancy. It is so important to have someone that monitors you over the long haul so that they can pinpoint any drastic changes or possible problems in your pregnancy. The problem with being in Saudi Arabia is that even thou the birth rate in the country is very high, the likelihood of finding an ob/gyn is not so high. Many expats are accustomed to their family doctor simply referring them to an ob/gyn with not much hassle. However, here in Saudi Arabia you have to find your own. Read more
Finding out that you are pregnant may it be a surprise or something you having been anticipating for a while opens up a brand new world of all things pregnancy related. This post is to address the most basic and early things many of us encounter when we find out we’re pregnant while living in Saudi Arabia.
There is a very misleading attitude amongst women when it comes to pregnancy, which is only made stronger by the Internet in my opinion. The idea of women being these superhero figures that nurture and grow a baby within their bodies for 9 long months only makes them seem even more mystical. The endless blogs, magazines, books and Instagram accounts praising woman for their ability and strength; while looking radiant and put together has made it near impossible to relate to the REALITY of being pregnant.