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Jeremy & Jacquelyn Carman | Having a Baby in China

Jeremy & Jacquelyn Carman


Avatar Founders of havingababyinchina.com, Jeremy and Jacquelyn have four children. The first three were born in three different hospitals in China and the last was born at home in the US. Jeremy and Jacquelyn created havingababyinchina.com in 2009 after they found little information for foreigners having babies in China. They love connecting with other foreigners having babies. Learn more about them on the about page.

Watch a Public Hospital Birthing Experience in China from Labor through Delivery

Expat and Youtuber, Alex Absolute, recently filmed his and his wife’s experience at The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (FHWMU). He was able to take sneak his camera in to give us a glimpse of what giving birth

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Testing a Water Purifier in China

One of our goals when we returned to China was to find a solution for our drinking water. After having lived with using water “tongs” for many years, we wanted something that was a bit more integrated into our home.

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Test Post

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Choosing a Hospital in Shanghai to have a Baby

An interview with an expat mom Having a baby is one of the biggest and most rewarding decisions anyone can make. But delivering in a foreign country can also be daunting. Many expat moms-to-be wonder, “Should I go back to

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Introducing our Daughter – Labor & Birth in China

Jacquelyn introduces to the world her 5th daughter. This was her 4th child born in China and she explains what the experience was like. (Youtube video)

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Hooked up to a Fetal Monitor in China

Jacquelyn is sitting in style at the hospital as she’s hooked up to a fetal monitor. (Youtube video)

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Shopping over the October Holiday while Pregnant in China

The entire city of Tianjin joins Jacquelyn at IKEA over the October holiday. (Youtube video)

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Pregnant in China – What about sexual intercourse? – Jacquelyn Vlog #5

In this video Jacquelyn discusses her experiences with doctors’ advice in China regarding sexual intercourse. *This post should not be considered medical advice. Always get medical advice from a trusted doctor. Here are some benefits sexual intercourse during a healthy

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Exercising while Pregnant in China – Jacquelyn Vlog #4

Chinese doctors have different ideas about exercise than that of the West. Jacquelyn discusses a bit about her exercise routine and how it’s been beneficial. (Youtube video)

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Flying while Pregnant in China – Jacquelyn Vlog #3

Jacquelyn explains what it’s like to fly in China while pregnant. Sometimes it feels a bit like a guessing game as to whether they’ll let you fly or not. (Youtube video)

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Guangzhou United Family Hospital

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Jacquelyn – Pregnancy Update #2

For our 5th baby, we’ve decided to give birth at Tianjin Family United Hospital. This update is a review of the hospital. (Youtube video)

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Getting the RhoGam Shot in China

Getting a RhoGam shot in China is no easy task. Even back in 2006, when we had our first baby, the doctor looked at me blankly when I asked about getting the RhoGam shot. With the typical blood types in

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Jacquelyn – Pregnancy 1st Update

Big news! We’re pregnant…again… That’s right, we’re looking to have #5. If you’ve read our About Us you know we’ve had 4 babies in 4 different locations. #5 will be at yet another location. For this baby, we decided to

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Qingdao United Family Hospital

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Tianjin United Family Hospital

Click here to see a video review of Tianjin United Family Hospital

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Clifford Hospital (Guangzhou)

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Breastfeeding Infographic

I came across this excellent infographic from the wonderful people over at www.positivehealthwellness.com. Click on the graphic to visit their site and checkout the wonderful things they’re working on.

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Wuhan Baijia Maternity Hospital

Review by a bilingual nurse from the hospital. Wuhan Baijia Maternity Hospital which is with a good environment and qualified maternity health care, and has signed agreement with more than a dozen of international insurance companies. It belongs to Baijia

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Chengdu Western Hospital

Review by Lisa Newsham, mychinasolutions.com The location is easy to find as it is right off of the Shu Han Lu subway exit (line 2). Cleanliness is typical for a public Chinese hospital. They have 3 options for natural childbirth: 1.

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Shanghai Baijia Maternity Hospital

Shanghai Baijia Maternity Hospital a Member of BAIJIA International Group. Following the evaluation criteria of Joint Commission International (JCI) in management, Baijia has introduced Full Care for Women and Infants and the 3H Service: HOME, HOTEL, HOSPITAL. Shanghai Baijia Maternity

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Childbirth and Childcare in Qingdao

Last month I had the pleasure and opportunity to sit on a panel for the Qingdao International Business Association (QIBA). The topic of the panel was “Childbirth and Childcare in Qingdao: What are the options for expats?” Check out the

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Battery Sizes in China

…and how to ask for Vodka, too The other day I went to the hardware store to get some batteries. I knew some of the battery names, but one that I didn’t know was how to say “9-volt battery”. So,

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Raffles Medical Beijing

Raffles Medical Beijing
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Big News!

Back in China! The big news is that we’re back in China! After a 4 year hiatus, we’re back in the Middle Kingdom! We are living in Tianjin and looking forward to updating havingababyinchina.com with even more great content! I’m

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BenQ Medical Center Suzhou

BenQ Medical Center Suzhou 181 Zhuyuan Road, SND Tel: 0512-80838800 x5800(VIP) Out in SND, a 7 minute walk south from the Suzhou Metro Line 1 Yushan Lu stop. VIP Center for prenatal checks can be completed with Dr. Chen Lumin (Taiwanese,

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What to Do if You’re Bitten by a Dog in China

So, in my last post I told the story about how I was surrounded by an angry pack of dogs and ultimately bitten twice by a German Shepherd. If you haven’t read about that experience yet, be sure to click

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The Time I Saved my Wife and Unborn Child’s Lives

…Or why I’m (irrationally) afraid of dogs Today, as I was bringing the trash outside, I had a moment where I audibly gasped as fear rippled through my body. I’m not exactly a fearful person, but the sight of an

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Tips to Attain Medical Care in China when you Don’t Speak Chinese

Living or traveling to a foreign country can be quite scary especially when you need medical aid and the people around don’t speak English. If you are traveling to China or planning on living in China, here are some helpful

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Four Reasons Why Raising your Kids in China Is a Good Idea

Expatriates from Western nations who arrive in China for the first time to work and raise a family may feel overwhelmed by the differences in lifestyle and language. But the easy availability of international schools which use English as a

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