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Health | Having a Baby in China

Rhogam in China…it’s Complicated

Until becoming pregnant in China, I regarded my rare blood type as merely a fun fact. My mom had mentioned it to me in passing that I might need a special kind of medicine should my husband have a positive

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Testing a Water Purifier in China

One of our goals when we returned to China was to find a solution for our drinking water. After having lived with using water “tongs” for many years, we wanted something that was a bit more integrated into our home.

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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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Getting the RhoGam Shot in China

Getting a RhoGam shot in China is no easy task. Even back in 2006, when we had our first baby, the doctor looked at me blankly when I asked about getting the RhoGam shot. With the typical blood types in

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The Ultimate Rule Guide for Pregnancy in China

Every culture has different rules for pregnant women. While we were traveling through Thailand earlier this year I was about 5 months pregnant, and on more than one occasion we were told that it was okay for me to drink

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How to Find the Right Gynecologist When You Are in China

The woman’s body is a very fragile and a complex system. A woman needs to spend a lot of time for our regular checks and consultations to keep a check on our system and remain healthy. Choosing gynecologist can be

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Giving Birth to Baby in China – What Expats Need to Know?

Many Expats in China who are expecting a baby prefer to have childbirth in an international hospital, as many of their staff are fluent in English and have an international understanding of Western practices. Many doctors have international experience or

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What Expats should know about Healthcare in China

The healthcare system of Shanghai is finer when compared to second, third tier cities or rural areas, as it is a first tier city. That being said, the healthcare system is still perceived as limited by many expatriates. China being

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Immunization Information for Travelers to China

In China, the general populace follows the vaccination schedule; still, it is recommended for travelers to get vaccinated for certain diseases before taking a trip to China. Visit your doctor 4-8 weeks before your trip and get the required shots.

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