Because there are no GYN/OB specialists in the International Clinic, visits will be done with a Chinese doctor and a nurse translator from the International Clinic. For routine check-ups it is important to be aggressive about asking questions and getting answers. It is possible for the father to be allowed in the delivery room. In order to do this, permission must be obtained from the hospital. Most likely, the OB will not be able to authorize it, but he or she will need to get approval by someone with higher authority. (Be sure that this permission is written in the medical chart, or ask the doctor for a letter stating that permission has been granted.) Regardless of approval, if a C-section is necessary, no one will be able to be with you at the time of delivery. As Qingdao Municpal Hospital is very much a Chinese hospital, be prepared to bring everything with you to the hospital.
*Note: The Maternity and Pediatrics Wards occupy one of the older buildings on the hospital campus, so it’s not in the same building as the International Clinic on on the 4th Floor of the Main Building.
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Qingdao Municipal Hospital East Campus
5 DongHai Middle Road, Shinan district, Qingdao city.
Qīngdǎoshì shì lì yīyuàn dōng yuàn
Qīngdǎoshì shì Nán Qū dōnghǎi zhōng lù 5 hào
- Phone: 0532-85937678
- Phone: 0532-85937690
Wechat ID: qd-slyy
Public or Private?
Appointment or Outpatient?
Appointment can be made through wechat.
Official Hospital Description
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Qingdao Municipal Hospital (group) was founded in 1916, which is a three-class grade A hospital and also the largest comprehensive three-level hospital in Qingdao. The hospital is committed to building an international hospital, and in 2003 the International Clinic was founded.
English service available?Yes.
They have nurses who can help to translate and some doctors can speak English.
Are foreign doctors available?
Does hospital direct-bill insurance companies?
Where do mothers labor, deliver & recover?
Labor and deliver in separate rooms
Are labor, delivery, recovery rooms private?
Is NICU available on site?
Are natural birthing alternatives available (water birth, birthing on a yoga ball, etc...)?
Does the hospital support VBAC?
Is a birthing coach, spouse, friend and/or translator allowed in the delivery room during delivery?
Only the father can be in the delivery room if it is natural birth.