Having a baby in your home country is nerve-wracking, but it’s doubly so when you’re hundreds of miles from home and separated from close family and friends
• Jane Copson, a full-time mum from Hampshire in England, has two children: Edward, four, and Will, two, both of whom were born here. The family live in the Meadows and have been in Dubai for four-and-a-half years.
• Originally from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, Helen Gillespie has two grown-up children: Ross, 27, and Abigail, 24. Helen is a nurse at Infinity Clinic who looks after families with new babies. She has lived in Dubai for five years and currently resides in the Meadows.
• Occupational therapist Femida Hirji has been in Dubai for 18 months and lives in Festival City. Originally from London in the UK, she has a one-year-old son named Omar, and is expecting her second child in June.
• Hailing from Kent in England, full-time mum Samm Thompson lives in Mirdif and has been in Dubai for 15 months. She is mother to Dubai-born Dylan, 13 months, and Sophie, two, born in the UK.
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