Qingdao Women and Infant’s Hospital

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.

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Qingdao Woman & Infant’s Hospital

19 ZhongShan Lu, Shinan District, Qingdao City

青岛妇婴医院(青岛玛丽妇产总院)

青岛市市南区中山路19号

Qīngdǎo fùyīng yīyuàn

Qīngdǎoshì shì Nán qū Zhōngshān 19 hào

Phone

  • Phone (Chinese Only): 0532-58870036
Web Address: http://www.qdfyyy.com
Wechat ID: qdfyyy

Public or Private?

Private

Appointment or Outpatient?

By appointment

Appointment phone number: 0532- 58870036

Official Hospital Description

(Pleases note that the "Official Hospital Description" is directly from the hospital's website or other marketing materials.)

Qingdao Woman & Infant’s hospital is one of the brand chain maternity hospitals invested by overseas Chinese in Singapore. It is a second grade hospital, which is specilized in Gyn & Ob.

Pricing

English service available?

Yes.

They have international outpatient and translators.

Are foreign doctors available?

No.

Does hospital direct-bill insurance companies?

No

Where do mothers labor, deliver & recover?

Labor and deliver in separate rooms

Are labor, delivery, recovery rooms private?

Yes

Is NICU available on site?

Yes

Are natural birthing alternatives available (water birth, birthing on a yoga ball, etc...)?

Yes

Water birth is available.

Does the hospital support VBAC?

Yes

It depends on the expectant Mom's condition and doctor's opinion.

Is a birthing coach, spouse, friend and/or translator allowed in the delivery room during delivery?

No

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.

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4 comments on “Qingdao Women and Infant’s Hospital
  1. Anja says:

    Hello.Can I do a beta hcg test in this hospital?

  2. Eva says:

    Dear Jacquelyn,

    I was just looking for information about Bellaire clinic online when I found the conversation between you two. I am also pregnant in Qingdao and I wanted to ask you a question. So far I have been going to Qingdao Woman & Infant’s hospital, but the one opposite Qingdao Library; I had some minor fertility problems so I had been going there for 6 months when I found out I was pregnant. Everyone is very nice and there is nurse that speaks English and has been really helpful all this time. Now I am just 12 weeks pregnant and I have a dilemma. I am Spanish and my husband is Australian; both in Spain and in Australia there is a special test performed around this time,from week 11 to week 13, and it is being difficult for me to get it at this hospital because they insist they do the test after week 15. I am planning to send the results to the midwife in Spain and to my mum (she is a doctor) and I would like to ask you if you had them done at the hospital in Zhongshan rd and when, if you don’t mind. The tests I am looking for is: NT scan and a blood test measuring FREE (BETA)HCG(human chorionic gonadotrophin) and PAPP-A (pregnancy associated plasma protein A), apparently what they do is to combine the results of these tests to see if there are risks of Down syndrome (it is compared with statistics). They agreed to do the NT but I am still trying to convince the doctor to do the blood test now (even if I have to do it twice but they don’t get why I want it now). The midwife in Spain insisted the test is more accurate if it is done before week 13. Did they test you? I called Bellaire clinic and the girl that answered the phone didn’t seem to understand what I was talking about; I am planning to go there and ask again too, otherwise I will have to try to get an appointment in Beijing. I forgot to mention that I won’t be having the baby in Qingdao as we are planning to move to Australia or to Spain once my husband’s project finishes here next summer. Thank you in advance and congratulations! Eva

  3. jenny whitney says:

    Hi Jacelyn, I am writing you because we just found out we were pregnant a couple weeks ago and I need to start making decisions about having this baby. Our plan is to stay in China and although I really like the Beijing United Hospital I was thinkng it would be very expensive for the pre-stay. So I was wondering about Qingdao. I knew you delivered here and I wanted to ask you about it. I had a midwife for the last 2 babies and I loved her! It was a much better experience than the doctor. Also I really want to have natural if at all possible (all my others were, with only slight tearing).

    I’ve also hear that the price of the translators can be very high, should I try to bring my own Chinese nurse friend? I am not sure about any of the Chinese traditions of pregnancy and delivery but I want to be able to have skin time and nurse my baby first thing after birth. Ok this is a start I pray you all are doing well my friend!
    Blessings
    Jenny

    • Jacquelyn says:

      Congratulations Jenny!! I’m very excited for you.

      Trying to make a decision about where to have a baby is hard, you have to feel comfortable. Going to BJ is expensive. I had a wonderful experience at Women & Infants hospital. You can also talk to some others in QD who delivered there and get their opinion. There are two wonderful doctors there who speak some English. Dr. Zhang & Dr. Wang. Dr. Wang is the head of the Cesarean Department, but she has helped several foreigners (including me) to deliver naturally. She was even going to let me deliver in the water, but I didn’t get to the hospital in time. FuYing has a very good natural birth rate, and I really felt that they really encouraged those that I know to deliver naturally. The midwives are wonderful!! I think they really took care of me and allowed me to do what I wanted to be comfortable and didn’t force me to do anything I didn’t want.

      The prenatal care, however, was not that awesome. At first I was going in to see just any doctor that was available and I did not like the doctors. I left crying one day saying that I had to get on a train and head to BJ right then and there. But I talked to someone else who had delivered there, and she said that once I went into deliver, I wouldn’t see those doctors, it is the midwives who run the show and that they are great (and she was right). But after that visit, I made sure that when I went for check ups I saw Dr. Zhang. She is awesome! She is the head of the OB department, a very old woman, very sweet (and didn’t make me do all these unnecessary tests). Unlike America, you can’t pick to see a specific midwife for your check-ups and see her every time (you can’t do that even with doctors). The doctors do the checkups and C-Sections and the midwives deliver vaginally-birthed babies.

      Let me explain something about about hospitals in China for the sake of everyone who might be reading this. They do push cesarean births (for many reasons), but if you have a vaginal birth they are usually medication free (although, I hear that FuYing does offer epidurals), and the midwives are the ones that are in charge and actually deliver the babies. Dr. Wang was there when Micah was born, but I think she was only there b/c I was a foreigner. The midwives don’t speak English, but we were able to communicate in Chinese with them. If you go through Bellaire, who will raise the price significantly, they will provide a translator. FuYing seemed to work with the foreigners and allowed people in the delivery room (but they will not allow anyone in if you have a C-Section). My mother and husband were both there for the birth of Micah. I say all that to say, I’m sure you could bring your own translator.

      As far as right after the birth, I’m not sure. I know someone who was planning on delivering there (but she ended up accidentally delivery at home) who had asked that they not cut the cord till after it stopped pulsing, and didn’t want immunizations. They seemed to be willing to comply. Since the birth didn’t happen there, I don’t know if they would end up going through with it or not. I feel, though, if you are strong about anything they will do anything to comply. I wasn’t able to do that b/c Micah wasn’t breathing when he came out, they started working on him right away, ended up cutting the cord fast and carried him away and once they suctioned him (about 10 min), and he was finally breathing, he was on oxygen for over an hour. Once he was off the oxygen, though, they let me nurse him.

      Once again, I’m so excited for you and I hope that this is a good experience for you. I’m sad that I’m not there to be able to help you. But there are many women in QD who I’m sure would love to help you out. Please, PLEASE keep us updated on how things go, we would love your input for the website and just so we can keep in touch. Also please don’t hesitate to contact me again with any other questions 🙂

      Jacquelyn

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