Almost a year after giving birth abroad in Costa Rica, Hudson finally received his second passport. He is now officially a dual citizen of both the United States and Costa Rica!
Our Birth Abroad Series:
Here’s what it cost us to give birth in Costa Rica. We included the OB/GYN, hospital, anesthesiologist, surgeon, and pediatrician.
We didn’t include our flights ($800) and our accommodations ($1300), since we moved out of our house before going down.
This is video is for us to remember our birth experience in Costa Rica , but we thought you might enjoy it anyway 🙂
Part 2 of 4: We did our best to remember all of the questions we had going into giving birth abroad. Looking back, we really went out on a limb coming to Costa Rica without visiting first 🙂
Could we pay with a credit card? What about pre-natal visits? Can you get on an airplane 9 months pregnant? Would they let us through customs? What about the language barrier? Were we taking on too much trying to stay in a hotel room (AirBnb) as new parents?
Of course, everything turned out great. Our OBGYN (Dr. Paer), our hospital (CIMA), and our pediatrician (Dra. Castro) all gave us world class care.
Part 1 of 4: Why we chose to give birth abroad, and why we picked Costa Rica as our destination.
1. Dual citizenship for our son.
2. Permanent residency for us.
3. We’re not happy with American healthcare system.
4. It was cheaper.
5. Options for travel and living in the future.
In the next video, we’ll talk about how our expectations matched reality.
Our son was born happy and healthy Monday morning at 8:32AM. 6lbs 9oz. The experience here in Costa Rica was extraordinary. We can’t wait to tell you about it!
We made it! We hope you understand our absence lately, but we’ve been selling our things, moving, and preparing for our trip to Costa Rica.
We wanted to give you a quick tour of the neighborhood/hospital so you can get an idea of where we’re staying and where we’ll be giving birth. So far our experience has been much better than we could hope for!