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Having a baby in the UAE

Kipp’s reveals the long legal and medical road to motherhood in the UAE.

January 26, 2009 3:55 by

Marriage and Pregnancy

It is of utmost importance for a woman to be married if pregnant in the UAE. According to UAE’s laws, an unwed mother will probably be persecuted and/or deported if she is reported to the authorities. There have been many cases of unwed mothers going to jail, during and after pregnancy, followed by deportation if she is a foreigner.

It is mandatory to show a marriage certificate when dealing with a hospital or clinic because hospitals are required to report any unwed expecting mothers. However, if a pregnant woman gets married before giving birth, she may encounter a few problems with the law, but she’ll be better off than unwed mothers. Most cases of unwed expecting mothers reported in UAE are of women from the sub continent.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Kay on January 27, 2009 8:29 am

    Having a baby is a time of joy but there is no joy having a baby in the UAE.
    You spend too much time traveling and less time with your child. No one wants to leave their child while working these hours as someone else basically looks after and teaches your child their ways.

    Only woman who are not working will benefit from having a child in the UAE, this is not a place to bring up children

     
  2. Angel on January 28, 2009 6:43 am

    What has this got to do with having a baby in the uae “Most cases of unwed expecting mothers reported in UAE are of women from the sub continent”. Must this appear here?

     
  3. Tessa on January 28, 2009 1:03 pm

    I would like to advise people who see the costs of provate hospitals as prohbitive if yuo do not have insurance to try Al Wasl. The facility, staff, service & experience were excellent and the cost a fraction of the private hospitals.

     
  4. Alex on January 29, 2009 7:16 am

    Your article fails to mention one crucial piece of information – only Al Wasl Hospital and Dubai Hospital will accept babies born before 34 weeks and to be accepted you must preregister before you are 4 months pregnant. If not, they will not accept you and will let your baby die on the street and there are countless accounts of this actually occuring.

     
  5. Dubai Travel on February 24, 2009 11:56 pm

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds also, Thanks.

     

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