Qingdao Woman & Infant’s hospital opened in early 2010. The hospital has quickly built a good reputation and is now one of the preferred hospitals at which to deliver a baby in Qingdao by foreigners. Although there are some doctors that speak some English, for those that are not able to speak Chinese, it is vital to have a translator. It should also be remembered that it is a Chinese hospital, so paying for bills and having tests performed are not going to be “Western” style. The hospital is clean and bright and the staff are friendly. The price is slightly more expensive than a public Chinese hospitals, but considerably cheaper than Western hospital in Beijing or Shanghai. They have several packages available depending on your needs and desires. The doctors & nurses push for natural delivery. Epidurals can be administered, but are not pushed. Cesareans are available if medically needed. They also have laboring tubs that mothers can use.