I've been around for quite while but I just started posting today. I was just wondering how many other mommies out there are from outside the US/Canada like me. I'm from Brazil.
I was also wondering about the differences in pre-natal care too. Here, for example, we don't talk to nurses when we go to our appointments. We talk straight to the doctor. Also, when I go in, my doctor does the ultrasound, so I don't have to wait for him to see the baby after the tech. I also get to take home a DVD with images of the u/s, which I find really awesome cos' I can see baby over and over again. Since this is my first prenancy I don't know if all doctors here in Brazil are like this, but I sure like mine.
And we don't usually have middle names either... Our baby is a sweet boy and we'll name him Heitor, which in English would be Hector I think. Then the child gets one last name from mom and the other one from dad.
Glad to be here and nice to meet you all!