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  1. I'm sorry to see you're not happy with your maid. But why keep someone in your house when both of you are not happy with each other? Especially when you'll have babies soon. You want someone who is happy to do her work and someone whose work you are happy with. I hope you find a solution all of you are satisfied with.
  2. This next circle September 30th will be focused on the post-partum period, how mom & baby adjust to what comes after the birth. We'll be talking about: Breastfeeding Bellybinding, massage and Asian Postpartum Care Babywearing Postpartum mental health Please join us Saturday 30 September from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Tone Fitness Rm 104-105 Bain al Jessrain Co-op Bldg Please share widely. Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/117672602284081/?acontext={"action_history"%3A[{"mechanism"%3A"bookmarks"%2C"surface"%3A"bookmarks_menu"%2C"extra_data"%3A"[]"}%2C{"surface"%3A"dashboard"%2C"mechanism"%3A"calendar_tab_event"%2C"extra_data"%3A"[]"}]%2C"ref"%3A46%2C"source"%3A2}
  3. Birth Stories Circle June 10th 5:30 - 7 pm

    Just a reminder ladies that this will be on Saturday from 5:30, Between the Bridges. Please RSVP on the Facebook page. If you cannot make it this time, we are planning to have another one in the future.
  4. Are you interested in a Birth Stories Circle? A place to share with other moms your experience? Debrief, Have closure, share tears, laughter or simply be a listener?This can be a memorable experience, bring closure & help others. Everyone is welcome even if your children are older. Expecting moms are welcome too but please be mindful that some moms might share negative birth outcomes, so if you are very close, you might want to join us after the baby arrives, so that your mind is strong & positive.Please join us on Saturday June 10th at Tone Fitness in Bain Al Jessrain Area, Between the 2Bridges 1st floor of Co-op 5:30-7 and if you feel like joining us for an Iftar, kindly bring something small to share if possible, otherwise we understand :)))This is a free event, however the spaces are limited. Only RSVP yes if you are coming for sure, if things change please update your status on the event page, thank you for committing. شاركونا في حلقة قصص الولادة ٢٠١٧/٦/١٠ للتحدث عن تجاربكم او للإستماع للآخرين بغض النظر عن نوعية الولادة. هذه فرصة جميلة للحوار و التأمل و بداية صفحة جديدة او المشاركة بالقصص و التجارب الصعب منها والسلس. كثير من الأمهات لم تتاح الفرصة لها لمشاركة من هذه النوع بدون اصدار اية احكام او تعليقات سلبية، فقط نساء يساعدون بعضهم البعض. الموعد ٥:٣٠ الى الافطار و لكم الفرصة ان تشاركونا باحضار طبق للمشاركة او ان تختاروا الذهاب بعد الحلقة. المكان Tone Fitnesss للسيدات بين الجسرين في نفس بناية الجمعية الرجاء تسجيل الحضور المجاني عن طريق صفحة الفعالي
  5. Short-term accommodation

    Hi Ladies, Does anyone have current info about short-term accommodation in AbuDhabi? I'm especially interested in what options there are off-island (Khalifa City, Yas Island). I don't know if there are options besides serviced apartment or like a long-term hotel that has a kitchenette set-up. Many thanks! :-)
  6. American schools

    It is probably best to contact the schools directly. It is a bit of a mishmash in terms of what support is available and requirements for admission into the school. ACS is in the city and seems to have a better reputation than AISA. In Khalifa City there is Gems American Academy. You might also consider IB curriculum that is similar to the US curriculum, in which case Raha International would be a good choice. There is also Canadian International School in Khalifa City. There are several new schools that have opened recently in Khalifa City, Yas Island and Shahama. If you search here on the site you might find a link for the school evaluations done by the education authority here- ADEC. Some students who need support have a shadow teacher with them throughout the day. Teachers generally can do a good job of differentiating for students according to their abilities, as long as there is a minimum achievement being met. Stars for special abilities is one of the go-to places for support with OT/PT/speech therapy and the like. There are other places also, but I don't know their names.
  7. Best Gynecologist

    Best place to check might be NMC hospital in the city.
  8. Dr Marwan delivery experience

    if this is the same Dr. Marwan that used to be at Al Noor, he has a reputation for doing a lot of caesarean deliveries. If that is not what you want, you might want to consider seeing another doctor. Search his name on the site here and see the threads that come up.
  9. VBAC

    A friend of mine had a VBAC at Corniche a few years ago with the midwives. Best to discuss with your care provider and see what their reaction is. If not supportive, go elsewhere.
  10. Burjeel Vs Brightpoint

    Two friends of mine have delivered in Burjeel, neither would recommend it. Both had c-sections. My friend who delivered in July had a scheduled caesarean. She was given some sort of medication that caused her to not remember seeing her son when he was first delivered. Afterwards, she thought she was asleep, but the nurse insisted she was awake. Her husband was not allowed in theater with her. There is only one breast pump, if you need it. So she had to wait hours and hours to be able to use it. She didn't see the lactation consultant until day three of being in the hospital, and she needed a lot of help. The doctor and LC extended her stay in hospital because of that. Her doctor isn't the one who delivered her, because she was on vacation. There was only one LC on staff, so when she has a day off or vacation, you're out of luck. I delivered my son at Brightpoint. It was a great experience. Write out a birth plan and show it to your doctor. If your doctor at Burjeel can't accommodate things that are really important to you, go see someone at Brightpoint.
  11. Tailor Needed

    any recommended tailors that are closer to khalifa city?
  12. Where To Buy Good Quality Zipper?

    I'm also looking for zippers. Any suggestions?
  13. Maid Visa Requirements

    As of December/January when I renewed my maid's visa in 2016, they were still required to have a separate labor card, but you have to ask for it at immigration once the new visa is ready.
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  15. American voters

    Absentee Voting Day is October 13th! Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10. In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed aFederal Post Card Application (FPCA)in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. If you have already completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)in 2016 and requested electronic delivery of your ballot, you will be receiving your blank ballot or instructions for how to access your ballot soon if you have not already received it. If you are not sure about the status of your absentee ballot request you should contact your local election officials in the United States or check the status of your registration via your state’s voter registration verification website. ABSENTEE VOTING DAY: Thursday, October 13, 3:30-6:30pm If you would like to drop off your completed Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot for delivery to the United States via diplomatic pouch free of charge, the U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi is organizing the following Absentee Voting Dayevent to provide voter assistance and accept voted ballots and Federal Post Card Applications: Thursday, October 13, 3:30-6:30pm – you must bring a U.S. passport to gain access to the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi for this event. We will have staff available to assist answering questions and accepting ballots to be mailed back to the United States via diplomatic pouch. If you can’t make it to this event, you can drop off your completed voting forms and ballots, addressed to your local election officials, during the following hours: Sunday-Thursday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm and is located inside the entrance to the consular section. Normal transit time from the United Arab Emirates to the United States is a minimum of 20 days. HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OVERSEAS VOTING Please help spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues that now is the time to start thinking about overseas voting. Consider posting to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media account that you are an active voter and will be dropping off or mailing your Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot. Use #ProudOverseasVoter to help get the word out about voting. If you have never voted while overseas before, it’s not too late. The process is easy ­-- just follow these steps: 1. Complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) Whether you are a first-time voter or have voted absentee in past elections, complete an FPCA to receive your ballot this fall. It allows you to register to vote and request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (presidential and state primaries, run-off, special, and the November general elections) during the course of the year in which you submit the FPCA. Local election officials in all U.S. states and territories accept the FPCA. The online voting assistant available at FVAP.gov is an easy way to complete the FPCA. It will ask you questions specific to your state and tell you if electronic ballot delivery is possible. No matter which state you vote in, we encourage you to ask your local election officials to deliver your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state). Be sure to include your email address to take advantage of electronic delivery. The online voting assistant will generate a printable FPCA, which you can then print and sign. 2. Submit the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi’s drop box for Federal Post Card Applications is located inside the entrance to the consular section and is available Sunday – Thursday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. If it’s more convenient for you, you can have a friend or family member drop off your FPCA at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, on your behalf or you can send your FPCA or ballot directly to your local election officials via international mail or professional courier service at your own expense. 3. Receive Your Ballot After submitting your FPCA, most states allow you to confirm online your registration and ballot delivery selection. States are now required to send out ballots 45 days before an election (on or around September 24) for federal office(President, U.S. Senate, or U.S. House of Representatives) to any overseas U.S. citizen who has completed an FPCA. 4. Return Your Ballot As with the FPCA, you can return your voted ballot to your local election officials free of charge via the nearest embassy or consulate or mail it directly at your own expense. Your Vote Counts Many U.S. elections within the past ten years have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%. All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline (differs by state). Be an educated voter. Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues. You can also read national and hometown newspapers online, and search the Internet to locate articles and information. To receive information by email about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP's Voting Alerts (vote@fvap.gov). FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebookand Twitter. If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Abu Dhabi’s Voting Assistance Officer and American Citizen Services section at VoteAbuDhabi@state.gov.
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