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It’s all a huge adventure: going abroad, studying, working, meeting new people, having the time of your life… and then suddenly you are sick. You don’t speak the language fully or are from a different culture with very different ideas about medicine, and you may feel completely lost. Matters are only worse when you realise you’re having a baby in a foreign country, without the support of your family and the familiar system you grew up with. To understand the Dutch medical system, read this informative article.