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
Having a baby can be hard, especially in a foreign country. I’ve been there. After birthing my first two children at Qingdao Women and Infants Hospital, I went on to help friends in similar situations. In 2014, I took it a step farther to begin training as a DONA International Doula. It is my joy to help expats achieve an enriching and fulfilling birth experience, right here in Qingdao.