TURKEY

Where the glamour of history stretches across two continents.


 

Bodrum

Sitting between two crescent-shape bays, Bodrum is our favourite destination in Turkey. Known as Halicarnassus in antiquity, it was one of the first Greek colonies in Asia, founded around 100 BC.

 

Five-star hotels and fine dining are part of Bodrums offering, reasong why it has been compared to the Turkish version of the French Riviera.

 

Bodrum Castle, built by crusaders in the 15th century is an outstanding sight worth a visit.

 

Bodrum makes a perfect destination in Turkey where to relax and pamper while waiting for the arrival of your baby.

Turkey Destination Guide

Healtcare

The quality of care varies according to the location and the best healthcare is provided in the major cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Bodrum, and Izmir. There are many private and specialty hospitals that are often of top quality and thoroughly up-to-date.

Pharmacies can easily be found throughout Turkey. Mostly prescriptions are needed for medication but some medicines can be required without a prescription. You can expect to find at least one 24 hour pharmacy in each region of Turkey.

If travelling while pregnant, have a medical check-up before embarking on your trip. The most risky times for travel are during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when miscarriage is most likely, and after 30 weeks, when complications such as high blood pressure and premature delivery can occur. Most airlines will not accept a traveller after 28 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Take written records of the pregnancy and ensure your insurance policy covers birth and postnatal care.