Being a Pregnant Woman in Portugal: the Administration & Check Up

Maternity Book or Boletim de Saudé da Grávida

I came to Portugal when I was in my second trimester of pregnancy. I had had several checkups at the OB/GYN every month when I was in Indonesia, but then I need to continue my checkups here in Portugal. Having said so, different country, different rule, and standard. I was lucky that I met some Indonesian friends who had given birth in Portugal several years ago and they helped me a lot during my pregnancy. Therefore, I want to do the same through this blog post. Hopefully, it could help anyone (foreigner especially) to have safe and joyful pregnancy here.
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We Have Moved to a New City!

 

Bandung was never empty during the weekend, especially that Saturday. Prior to my departure on Sunday afternoon, my husband and I planned to settle some things up. Our plan included getting a haircut (this was very important because haircut was much more expensive compared to one in Indonesia), copying some important documents, and eating Bakmi Akung for lunch. He drove me with his motorcycle to downtown. This was exactly one thing I was going to miss for several years: being a passenger on his old motorcycle.
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When Mrs. OMG! is No Longer a Miss

Six weeks have passed since the incredible April 29th, 2017 — was saved on my calendar as my wedding day. My husband, my family, & I didn’t use any Javanese calculation in deciding the date. We planned it based on several considerations, including how far do we were ready to get married and most importantly, the venue’s availability.

How We Met Each Other

Both my husband & I didn’t post any picture of us on social media until a few days before our wedding day. Thus, several friends texted me in person when they knew I was about to marry my husband.
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Celebrating the August 17th in 4 Different Cities 4 Years in a Row

OMG! Happy Independence Day from Godafoss, Iceland

Merdeka!!!

Today, August 17th, 2016 marks the 71th Independence Day of Indonesia. Every Indonesian celebrates this day with a huge enthusiasm. My social media timeline has been flooded with pictures of my friends and colleagues with the Bendera Merah Putih – our Indonesian national flag we are so proud of. They brought their proudness to many places around the world! From Labuan Bajo to Iceland.

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My Huge Admiration for Saung Angklung Udjo, Bandung, Indonesia

At the end of the show

“You have got one angklung each, now look at the number written at the bottom of your angklung, and pay attention to my right hand,” a warm voice of an average 50-ish man was heard throughout the mini auditorium. We were on our seventh session during the Angklung performance .

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Stumbled Upon the Garden of Gemitir Flower in Bali

I didn’t expect to spend a morning with my jacket on and still get trapped in a super cold weather in Bali. Yes, Bali, the island of God that is known for its beautiful beaches and a perfect destination for those who want to runaway from an awful winter. My friend, Etta, who had been living for a year in Bali brought me to Bedugul. We woke up super early morning and started our ride to Bedugul. One thing for sure… I regret that I brought ONLY one sweater to Bali that time.

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