“Well, that’s not very French!” and “That’s not how it’s done in France!” and “You want to do what? Oh no no no, that is because you are English” … before you jump to any conclusions this is not a raunchy blog post about the art of baby making in France … well, maybe it is, but its nothing to do with sex. Sorry.
After 9 months of pregnancy and 10.5 months of motherhood in a country that is not mine, I have decided to reach out and find other mothers who have been, and still are, in the same position; foreigners having babies in foreign lands.
Language barriers, different practices, unusual methods, prejudices and often, isolation are emotions that ring true for many mothers … the trick is finding your feet, a big smile and, if you are really brave, a superb retort!
If you’d like to share you story on Mummy in Provence and be part of this series of guest posts please email me : firstname.lastname@example.org