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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 […]

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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 […]

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6 things you should know when becoming a parent in Sweden

We have prepared an informative list for you who are parents-to-be (or considering to grow the family). 1. Pregnant Newbie in Sweden: First Steps Pregnant Newbie Jessica Arifianto shares her experience on several steps of becoming a parent, including confirming pregnancy, choosing between public and private systems, midwives, first appointments, and birth location. 2. Giving […]

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Why It’s Awesome Living Outside Of Stockholm

When we first moved to Sweden, like many foreigners, we landed in Stockholm. We were lucky enough to live the city life for a full six months (thanks to my husband’s employer). We spent every weekend exploring neighborhoods, discovering the best playgrounds and playspaces in the museums, and becoming a connoisseur of child-friendly cafes and […]

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Giving birth in Sweden: an introduction to newbie moms

Giving birth

As my child’s birth inched closer, a friend encouraged me to attend an English language introduction at Östra Sjukhuset.  Having learned that birthing location would not be decided until labor begins, I readily agreed.  The regimented way in which some aspects of Swedish society run intimidates me.  Arming myself with knowledge before this foray into […]

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Littlebearabroad – the Parental Guide to Sweden

Littlebearabroad helps international families feel at home in Sweden by organizing events and meet ups. Their aim is to make the expat experience more family-orientated, in which every member of the family is supported in their transition to a new life in Stockholm. Where? Stockholm What? Events and meet ups to support the integration of the whole […]

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