Whether you’re planning on trying to get pregnant soon or already have a little one at home, there’s no denying that it can be daunting, especially when you’re not in your home country with family and friends. Luckily, you can get a whole lot of guidance from a handy source here in Singapore. Baby Steps: Conception to first years of life is a helpful e-book created by International Medical Clinic (IMC) doctors and other specialists, designed to include expectant and new mums at every point in their journey. It features up-to-date information on everything to know about having a baby in Singapore – from preconception health, prenatal classes and choosing an obstetrician to nutrition, physiotherapy, postnatal checks, breastfeeding help, psychological support and more. So, while you may not be able to have your own mum here to help, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting expert advice from specialists who have been working with the expat community for years. The e-book is available to download at . For Having aBaby in Singapore

Where Do We Rank? Finding “me time” is definitely more difficult in some cities than others. A recent study by New York-based tech company Kisi evaluated 100 cities worldwide to determine the locales with the best work-life balance. Work hours, commutes, parental leave, holiday allowance, city liveability and air quality were some of the many considerations taken into account, along with the effects of COVID-19 on each city’s work-life balance in terms of economic impact, access to mental healthcare support and the location’s adaptability for remote working, among other factors. So, which city took the top spot? Oslo ranked as the city with the best work-life balance, followed by Bern, Helsinki, Zurich, Copenhagen and Geneva. Singapore came in at number 45 and, unfortunately for us, was ranked the fourth most overworked city! It came just behind Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in that category. Read more at work-life-balance-2022 .



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