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Where would you like your baby to be born???

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11. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

Quoting Jase007

On an aircraft flying over the pacific ocean.
When the plane landed i'd run like hell and hope the airline would take pity on it and give it free travel for the rest of it's life.

A clear way of getting rid of bunny burner's Jase007... Damn it! Ive had to take you off my - "to do" list

12. Posted by salnsol (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

surely scandinavia? with all the benefits they get in life...

13. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

i think that would be so cool to say you were born in a country so exotic...but personally i would like a country in africa... maybe ethiopia..

Chiquitta, please tell me you aren't serious about Ethiopia..are you aware of what its like over there?! I can't agree Ethiopia is exotic. Sorry hun!

14. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting rach8645

Quoting Jase007

On an aircraft flying over the pacific ocean.
When the plane landed i'd run like hell and hope the airline would take pity on it and give it free travel for the rest of it's life.

A clear way of getting rid of bunny burner's Jase007... Damn it! Ive had to take you off my - "to do" list

Now why would you want to go and do that for ??

15. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I love the idea of the free flights, except it wouldn't work cos you can't fly if you're too pregnant.

I'd lurk around Harrods for the last few days and hope they give you free designer goodies if you pop there. Although they might not be too pleased since someones gotta clean up after.

What a strange question though!? I suspect it may be inspired by Brad and Angelina.

16. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Firstly, i think (and I know this isn't what you mean't) i would want them born in a hospital. Trivial, maybe, but the fact I was born in a metal bath tub in my grandmothers kitchen half way up a mountain in a thunder storm may or may not have anything to do with my often warped nature now...

After that, Scandinavia. The benefits for both child and mother and father (plus general standard of living etc) are obscene, and I've already come to the conclusion that if I am ever unlucky enough to spawn any of my own, I want them to grow up in one of the Tre Konor countries.

17. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Any country will do as long as they have a proper hospital and thousand of painkillers to give me.

Who wants to give birth in a plane without a doctor. You need to be a guy to think about some crazy thing like that. My mum nearly gave birth driving a car on her way to an hospital in a middle of a snow storm. I get the story every year for my birthday, and with the details i got the hospital and painkillers are my best bet.

18. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

i would have said switzerland last week - but this week i discovered that whilst i am in switzerland living with my swiss boyfriend, if i fall pregnant and have the baby here (which would be nice, i got sick and had to go to hospital a while ago and MY GOD it was CLEAN) the swiss government would not view my child as a swiss citizen automatically - apparrently they don`t recognise bastards (or "illegitimates" as is the friendly term) here. I wouldn`t want to have a baby at home in Queensland Aus, i have no health insurance and the state of the public health system was terrifying last time i was home (maybe it is better now but i doubt it)........ if i fly to sweden and have a baby does the kid get to be swedish???? basically i`d be looking for a country with free education coz i want 6 kids and uni isn`t cheap...... sorry now i am just ranting.....

19. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Lou.c.

i would have said switzerland last week - but this week i discovered that whilst i am in switzerland living with my swiss boyfriend, if i fall pregnant and have the baby here (which would be nice, i got sick and had to go to hospital a while ago and MY GOD it was CLEAN) the swiss government would not view my child as a swiss citizen automatically - apparrently they don`t recognise bastards (or "illegitimates" as is the friendly term) here. I wouldn`t want to have a baby at home in Queensland Aus, i have no health insurance and the state of the public health system was terrifying last time i was home (maybe it is better now but i doubt it)........ if i fly to sweden and have a baby does the kid get to be swedish???? basically i`d be looking for a country with free education coz i want 6 kids and uni isn`t cheap...... sorry now i am just ranting.....

How do you feel about people coming to Australia to have babies purely to obtain Australian citizenship?

20. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Good question James,
The citizenship tourist hopefully will become a thing of the past.

A lot of goverments are now taking in the system that you don't automaticaly qualify for citizenship just because you were born in the country (e.g. Germany,Ireland).

And I can see why, why should a country have to support with already overstreatched public services for someone who has never helped that country financially or socially.

The idea of having a kid somewhere just to get the passport (i.e. no other connections) is discraceful on the part of the impending parents.
Just another note: If you intending to have kids in a country just for the free stuff, either don't have kids (obviously you can't afford them, and why should others pay for your kids)or get a job and save so you won't be a burdon on the poor taxpayer.