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 Post subject: Pregnant
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:16 am 
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Hi All

Myself partner and two girls moved here at end of February I just found out I'm pregnant again. We don't speak spanish yet I'm currently getting lessons.

Does anyone know anything about being pregnant here or how much it can cost I do not have private health insurance!!

Any advice at all would be appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:34 am 
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Presumably you do not have residencia either; so no insurance and no residencia or work contract means you are not eligible for state healthcare......my advice is get back to the UK asap before you have been here for 90 days in order to use the NHS......using private healthcare here would be astronomically expensive for you....congratulations by the way but you really need to move quickly on this one.There is a website which contains more information see
http://www.spainexpat.com/spain/informa ... -in-spain/


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Thanks for the reply my partner (we're not married)has a full time permanent job here and pays social security does that cover me or no because we're not married? We had been looking at private health insurance and where just deciding on which one when I found out I was pregnant so couldn't get any then.

We have appointment to get residentcia at end of month again had this booked before we found out.

So you know approx how much it would be to have baby here if we had to pay? Back home in Ireland we had to pay €1200 with semi private health insurance

Thanks again for your help


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:36 pm 
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As you are not married your partners contract and social security arrangements cannot be used by you......you are ¨¨technically´´a single woman and need to have your own contract or have previously paid into the Social Seguridad system....there is an alternative to pay your contributions on your own behalf whilst not working...but you need to have been resident for at least a year to access this option (known a ´´convenio especiale´´)cost about 65€ per month.

I am afraid I have no idea of the cost privately but to see a doctor privately costs between 70€ to 200€ each visit..then you have to add private blood tests (around 40€-50€ each time) plus the costs of any scan in addition to a delivery in a private hospital (Hospiten only one here and far from cheap) plus a specialist as well ...to me it seems it will seriously cost you....not to mention any interpreters costs during and after the birth.
I wish you luck but it will be far from easy to give birth here without state aid or private insurance.As to your application for residencia at the end of the month it will possibly be refused as you have no private medical insurance I am afraid. as any EHIC card you may have does not cover pregnancy in Spain


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:27 pm 
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I suppose getting married isn't an option?


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Congrats on the good news.

No doubt the advice on here is very helpful, especially John B's (!), but I'd say you need to try and find out definitively where you stand.

Talk to a solicitor, doctor, or even ask in the Ayuntamiento - you need to get solid answers, not opinions on an Internet forum.

Fair play too for making the move and congrats to your partner for finding a good job, as people used to call them on the oul sod.


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnant
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Thanks for the advice folks and I know pub spy But sure thought if I could get advice right away! I've been to docs and getting everything sorted :)


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