Things To Consider Before Relocating While Pregnant

February 5, 2020  |  
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Pregnant African American mother examining paint swatches for nursery

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Pregnant women are often faced with the decision of whether they should relocate or stay put. Those who decide to make a move do so for a variety of reasons including needing more space for their expanding family, a desire to live in a more family-friendly neighborhood, to be closer to relatives, or school district ratings. Whatever the motivation, relocating while pregnant is not an easy task and the unique struggles should definitely be considered before making a decision. Continue reading to find out what they are.

Proximity to OB/GYN

Most women hope to stick with the same OB/GYN from the early weeks of pregnancy to delivery, but depending on how far you’re moving, you may have to find a new healthcare provider. This can be especially stressful since some obstetricians won’t accept patients who are late into their pregnancies. Additionally, great healthcare providers are hard to find so when you find a good one, you tend to want to hold onto them.

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