• New Born

    Getting the Birth Certificate in Qatar..

      You can get the baby’s birth certificate at Women’s Hospital, Wakrah Hospital, Al Khor Hospital and Cuban Hospital in Dukhan. Parents can also apply for birth certificates at three private hospitals – Al Ahli, Al Emadi and Doha Clinic. The best option would be get the birth certificate before you leave the hospital, but sometimes it is not possible. We left over the weekend and hence we had to apply for it at a later date. THE PROCESS: Please note that the father has to be the one applying for this, even if the baby is going to be under the mother’s sponsorship. Documents needed: Take the originals as well as…

  • Mommy,  Pregnancy

    The Cuban Experience – Part 1 – Before Birth

    I have always been a fan of the Cuban from everything I heard and that is where I chose to deliver. Why I picked the Cuban Hospital: The fact that it is part of HMC was a huge deal. Even if you are in a private hospital, and you have a high-risk situation, you get moved to Hamad. So if I am in Hamad to start with, it all becomes easier. I cannot get my head around paying for delivery. Women have been doing it since time began and I refuse to pay thousands upon thousands for delivery. I knew that I absolutely did not want to give birth without…

  • New Born,  Pregnancy

    Writing your Birth Plan..

    Every woman deserves to have a positive birth experience, and writing a birth plan and a partner who will fight your corner can really make an impact. A Birth plan tells your healthcare provider your terms, and how you want your birth experience to be like. Where I come from, a birth plan is unheard of. But I personally think it is extremely important. Here are some tips on writing your birth plan.. One of the main things is that in the process of making a birth plan, a mom gains a lot of knowledge. In the process of making a plan, a lot of questions arise that need to answered,…

  • Mommy,  Pregnancy

    The Process of Getting the Health Card in Qatar..

    For residents of Qatar, healthcare can be fairly cheap, provided they use the government health system – the health centers and the hospitals under the aegis of Hamad Medical Corporation and for this one requires a health card. Every area has a health center, and if you are lucky, that might actually be the one assigned to you, but in most cases, it turns out to be far away. The center is based on the area number according to your electricity bill, and with the recent changes in the country’s health policy, whereby Qataris do no get free care at the pivate hospitals, certain health centers have been reserved for…

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