congratulations it s such a wonderful news!I had my daughter 10 months ago in larnaca hospital for free. I am not from uk but I am an eu citizen married to cypriot. it should be free of charge as well since you are an Eu citizen but better apply for the yellow slip so things will go smoother.I only had to pay 2 euros each time I had the antenatal visit but that s all.
Wish you lots of luck
I'm sorting out my yellow slip and medical card now.
The hospital was was very helpful and I was very impressed on how clean and nice it all was.
I think I can go for my first check up on my E111 card until my medical card has been sorted out, so I am very happy
A quick update...went for my first appointment today and it was fantastic,
I was charged 2 euros and thats all i have to pay now for each visit.
I had my check up and a scan and i'm due for my blood tests next week.
The staff were lovely and spoke in english to me so that i understood everything that was happening.
Very reasurring and I now feel a lot more relaxed about the whole thing
Oh thats great im going on monday. So u can just go there on ur E111?
At the lito my next appointment is meant 2 be on the 9th (not going bk tho) and he wanted to do the downs sreening but this would make me only 10 weeks preg and in the U.K its carried out about the 17th week?
Did they say anything to you about the downs screening? And do u have 2 pay for the blood tests?
Plz reply, good luck, how far gone are u?
Yep, you just take your E111 card in and they sort the rest out for you. Just be prepared for about an hours wait before being seen.
They just ask for 2 euros.
I'm going for all my bloods on Wednesday and they are going to take the blood for the down's test at the same time (so I only have to have one lot of blood taken).
I will be 9 weeks....4th bambino and my last
I had to have a smear test done on my first appointment??? and then had a scan and they take all your medical and family history....very different to the way its done in the UK but feeling very relaxed about the whole thing.
Our babies will probably be in the same class at school
Hoping for a girl as I have 3 boys but as long as its healthy its all good
The hospital is lovely.
Hey, well i went last tuesday. Had to wait an hour then saw the midwife who asked my a few questions n took my weight etc. Then i went in to saw see the doc and had a quick scan and heard the heartbeat then they gave me loads of paper work and a prescription and told me to book an appointment in a month and book my blood test for next week...didnt say nothing about the downs? I felt like it was all very rushed and i was really confused...whens ur next appiontment?
I had my bloods the other day and they took the blood for the downs test at the same time, so only had to give one lot of blood, which is good cos i hate needles (go for your bloods early, about 7:30am cos it gets really busy - when you take a ticket for your turn at the booking in desk, keep hold of it as you have to go to a different area to have your bloods done and the queing system is based on the ticket you have taken at the first desk)
I am booked in for the Larnaca hospital scan in just over 2 weeks time (you have to have your blood results to take with you to this) and then i'm back for an appointment at Paralimni in 3 weeks time.
I didnt pay anything for my bloods and they didnt even ask for my E111...did the doc give you a brown envelope as well as the coloured slips? (The brown envelope is for the downs test and you have to take this brown envelope to the courier company opposite Carrefour - think its called Axis Express - and they will deliver it free of charge to Limmassol hospital the same day for you.)
They are obviously happy with the way your baby is and have no cause for concern but if you are worried about anything I would ask the doc at your next appointment.
Hey, yep im going tomorrow at 7.30 and i have the brown envelope (but didn't realize it was for the downs test, glad you said) I haven't got an appointment for the Larnaca hospital either?? I will ask when i go tomoz tho. Thank you good luck at your next appointment and keep me posted! x
Update....Been to the Larnaca hospital today to find out the results of the down's test and everything appears fine.
So we are extremley happy about that apart from waiting for nearly an hour and a half to be seen
Also found out that we are expecting another boy, due back for the 2nd big scan at Larnaca in the new year.
Hope everything went well for you too Farz
my daughter had a baby here in february and i must admit the care she received in the hospital was fantastic. she had a scan every time she went for a check up and when she reached her due date she had to go to the hospital every alternate day for monitoring until she went into labour. the only downside is that they don't have things like gas and air all they give is a pethadin injection if they feel it is necessary.
anyway good luck with your pregnancies - by the way don't buy much in the way of first size nappies because between the various different companies we ended up with 7 or 8 free packs plus shampoos and everything as well (saves a fortune)
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