China

8 Questions About Childbirth in China

Giving birth in any country is a momentous decision, but even more so when you are far away from home and lack access to clear information. We asked Dr. Sophia Chin, Physician Teaching Director at American-Sino OB/GYN, 8 questions about having a baby in China. 1. How long do I stay in hospital after the birth? Mothers who’ve had uncomplicated vaginal births will typically stay in the hospital for two nights and those who’ve had uncomplicated Caesarean deliveries stay three ...

China hospital visit

Public Chinese hospitals strike fear in the hearts of foreigners.

A visit to a Chinese hospital for women Entering the lobby of a Chinese hospital is sensory overload – LED boards scrolling instructions, families simultaneously debating plans of action, and the familiar crowds clamouring at every service. Nearest the front door are Reception nurses in perky fuchsia hats and uniforms taking requests from new arrivals. I told them my purpose in halting Mandarin: mammogram; blood work; and gynaecological exam. Three color-coded tickets were promptly issued and I was directed to ...

China Student Insurance

Health Insurance for Students in China

Times can be tough when you’re young and studying for that all-important degree. Attending a university abroad is becoming an increasingly common attractive opportunity for combining academic advancement with cultural exchange, particularly for language students. Nowadays campuses all over China are taking on a particularly international flavour as students from all over the world flock to learn how to speak Chinese. Studying anywhere isn’t cheap however, especially as it’s difficult to earn much income when you are occupied full-time with ...

Giving Birth in Shanghai – Maternity Insurance.

Expecting a baby is daunting for every new mother, and living in a city far from home adds to the stress. But rest assured, giving birth
in Shanghai is a well-worn path and there is plenty of expertise on
 hand. Your insurance will likely determine which maternity hospitals to shortlist. Insurance packages differ widely, so read the fine print. It is crucial to obtain maternity coverage 10-12 months before a baby is born. Liaise with your insurer and the hospital to ...

How are international hospitals different from local hospitals in China?

No one wants to have to pay a visit to the hospital, especially here in China, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Luckily, Shanghai is home to many high-quality international hospitals that families can choose from. These international hospitals tend to be higher in cost, but offer services and quality of care that are comparable to Western hospitals. According to Dr Peggy Lu, Family Medical Physician at Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics, the biggest differences between local hospitals, VIP clinics, and ...