A Story of Love, Pregnancy and Navigating Cultures in China

To come straight to the point: Last week I got married and next year I will become a father. As you will understand, there is a reversed causal link between these two occasions. In order to convey these two facts

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5 Tips For Giving Birth Abroad

Ruth’s 5 Tips for Giving Birth Abroad: Tip #1: Know Your options Tip #2: Keep open dialogue with your partner Tip #3: Appreciate your host culture Tip #4: Use the Internet wisely Tip #5: Build your community Watch the video

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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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Pregnant after Miscarriage in China

Ruth is 20 weeks pregnant and discusses the feelings surrounding being pregnant after miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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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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Where Can You Get the Right Mattress in China?

Expats living in China may be in for a rude awakening — or not much sleep at all — upon realizing that in China, beds tend to be hard. In China, many people prefer to sleep on hard beds. But

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Five Weeks after the Miscarriage

Five weeks after her miscarriage, Ruth has more reminders of the fact that she’s not pregnant any more and it’s a hard reality to face. (Youtube video)

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Shopping for Clothes in China

Ruth goes on a mission to find some new clothes in China. It’s not as easy as she thought it would be. (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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Importance of Exercise

Ruth is outside getting some exercise with some friends. Exercise is excellent for the mind and body. If you’re pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor to see which exercises you should do. (Youtube video)

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Appreciating the Relationships I Have

Ruth talks about appreciating the relationships that she has – especially with her husband – in the aftermath of having a miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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Reminders of a Dream Lost – Ruth Vlog

Ruth stumbles upon mementos that suddenly propel her back to the pain of having a miscarriage. (YouTube video)

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Seeing the Fetus after Miscarriage – Ruth Vlog #16

Ruth talks about what it was like to see the fetus after she miscarried. (Youtube video)

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Preterm Labor & Birth in China

This post originally appeared on wwambam.com and is reposted with permission by the author, Felicity Miller. Going into premature labour is a very stressful situation to find yourself in. However, there are ways to increase your chance of having a

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3 Things I Hate Post Miscarriage – Ruth Vlog #15

As Ruth continues her grieving process since the miscarriage, she describes 3 things that she hates. (Youtube video)

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Taking Time For Yourself – Ruth Vlog #14

It’s important to take time for yourself after a traumatic event. Grief cuts out the margins to be able to handle the daily bumps. (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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Let’s Talk Practical about Miscarriage Part 3 – Ruth Vlog #13

Ruth finishes talking about her experience with having a miscarriage in China. She also brings up some of the questions she had for the doctor about 2 weeks after the miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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Downer Day – Ruth Vlog #12

Ruth discusses feeling down. Is it the result of lingering hormones from the pregnancy? (Youtube video)

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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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Elijah’s Birth Story

This article first appeared on Travelingwithjc.com and is published with permission from the author. On June 16th we went out with friends to feast on half-price ribs at a restaurant in Qingdao called Korona. During the day I had been

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Let’s Talk Practical about Miscarriage Part 2- Ruth Vlog #11

Ruth shares some of the meds involved with a miscarriage and her personal experience with it. (Youtube Video)

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Let’s Talk Practical about Miscarriage – Ruth Vlog #10

One week since the miscarriage, Ruth talks about some practical aspects of the miscarriage. Packing, how to deal with the fetus, things to pass the time. (Youtube video)

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Being Alone – Ruth Vlog #9

Being alone is one of the hardest aspects for Ruth after the miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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The Baby’s Name – Ruth Vlog #8

Ruth shares the name of the baby and how it came to be.

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What does Normal Look Like? – Ruth Vlog #7

Getting back to the routine is both necessary and heartbreaking after a miscarriage. (Youtube Video)

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Family Reactions – Ruth Vlog #6

Ruth explains some ongoing symptoms that she’s experiences and talks about how each member of her family is reacting to news and experience. (Youtube Video)

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Conflicting Emotions – Ruth Vlog #5

Ruth has conflicting emotions of relief, pain, emptiness, and thankfulness after her miscarriage. (Youtube Video)

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