Archives for the Month of February, 2012

Having a Baby in Germany, Part Three: Come one, Come all…

One thing that new parents learn shortly after they bring home their newborn bundle of joy is that leaving the house suddenly takes A LOT longer than it did before. Forget rushing out the door at the last minute and still making that movie, church service, or appointment. There is just no way that is […]

Having a Baby in Germany, Part Two: Midwives and Doctors Appointments

Children in Germany generally have nine check-ups with a doctor- the first taking place immediately after birth, the last one happening around the time they are 5 years old. In addition, there is also an adolescence check-up when they are 12 or 13 years old. These appointments, or Vorsorgeuntersuchungen, are commonly referred to as U1, […]