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Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 2 – Our Expectations vs. Reality

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.

Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 1 – Opting Out Of American Health 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.
6. Adventure.

In the next video, we’ll talk about how our expectations matched reality.

What About Health Care!?!

One of the biggest criticisms of early retirement is health care. How are we going to afford it? What about getting older? Now we’re forced to buy it!

Our plan for health care in early retirement is the ACA (Obamacare), medical tourism, and preventative care. What most people don’t know is that the United States is not a forerunner in quality of health care. By utilizing our ability to travel, we can get better care overseas for less money.

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