Welcome to episode 69 of Profiles in Franceformation. I’m your host, Allison Grant Lounes, and this week my guest is Lounes, and this week my guest is Joanna of Happy Hugs. Joanna is originally from Romania, and she moved to the UK, where she trained as a doula, and then to France with her French husband. She now helps pregnant women navigate the French healthcare system during pregnancy, hosts birth preparation classes for first time moms, and has multiple free resources for English speaking women to prepare for pregnancy and for giving birth in France.

Today, we’ll talk about the challenges of navigating maternity care for English speaking women in France who are used to different systems and options, and the resources she has for any woman planning to have a baby in France. 

To find out more about Joanna you can visit her website here: https://happyhugs.fr/

If you are considering moving to France, Foolproof French Visas can help you navigate the path toward finding the right visa for you. It can be purchased here: http://www.yourfranceformation.com/books or in paperback on Amazon.

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