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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Pregnant after Miscarriage in China

Ruth is 20 weeks pregnant and discusses the feelings surrounding being pregnant after miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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Hooked up to a Fetal Monitor in China

Jacquelyn is sitting in style at the hospital as she’s hooked up to a fetal monitor. (Youtube video)

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Preterm Labor & Birth in China

This post originally appeared on wwambam.com and is reposted with permission by the author, Felicity Miller. Going into premature labour is a very stressful situation to find yourself in. However, there are ways to increase your chance of having a

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Pregnant in China – What about sexual intercourse? – Jacquelyn Vlog #5

In this video Jacquelyn discusses her experiences with doctors’ advice in China regarding sexual intercourse. *This post should not be considered medical advice. Always get medical advice from a trusted doctor. Here are some benefits sexual intercourse during a healthy

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Exercising while Pregnant in China – Jacquelyn Vlog #4

Chinese doctors have different ideas about exercise than that of the West. Jacquelyn discusses a bit about her exercise routine and how it’s been beneficial. (Youtube video)

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Flying while Pregnant in China – Jacquelyn Vlog #3

Jacquelyn explains what it’s like to fly in China while pregnant. Sometimes it feels a bit like a guessing game as to whether they’ll let you fly or not. (Youtube video)

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Elijah’s Birth Story

This article first appeared on Travelingwithjc.com and is published with permission from the author. On June 16th we went out with friends to feast on half-price ribs at a restaurant in Qingdao called Korona. During the day I had been

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Let’s Talk Practical about Miscarriage Part 2- Ruth Vlog #11

Ruth shares some of the meds involved with a miscarriage and her personal experience with it. (Youtube Video)

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Let’s Talk Practical about Miscarriage – Ruth Vlog #10

One week since the miscarriage, Ruth talks about some practical aspects of the miscarriage. Packing, how to deal with the fetus, things to pass the time. (Youtube video)

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Being Alone – Ruth Vlog #9

Being alone is one of the hardest aspects for Ruth after the miscarriage. (Youtube video)

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The Baby’s Name – Ruth Vlog #8

Ruth shares the name of the baby and how it came to be.

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What does Normal Look Like? – Ruth Vlog #7

Getting back to the routine is both necessary and heartbreaking after a miscarriage. (Youtube Video)

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Family Reactions – Ruth Vlog #6

Ruth explains some ongoing symptoms that she’s experiences and talks about how each member of her family is reacting to news and experience. (Youtube Video)

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Conflicting Emotions – Ruth Vlog #5

Ruth has conflicting emotions of relief, pain, emptiness, and thankfulness after her miscarriage. (Youtube Video)

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Transparent – Ruth Vlog #4

Ruth decides that she’s going to be transparent about the miscarriage process. This is a common enough problem that few people are able to talk about. Hoping it can help others. (Youtube video)

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No Heartbeat – Ruth Vlog #3

Ruth’s suspicions and fears about the health of the baby are unfortunately confirmed. Doctors confirm that there is no heartbeat for the baby.

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“Concerns” – Ruth – Having a Baby in China – Vlog #2

I woke up to some concerns about the baby. I’m going in for a doctor visit at 13 weeks to check it out.

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Ruth – Having a Baby in China – Vlog #1

We’re pretty stoked to have our friend Ruth, living in Qingdao, post her 1st vlog to our site! She’s 12 weeks preggers and looking at her options for having a baby in Qingdao. Hope you enjoy!

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Jacquelyn – Pregnancy Update #2

For our 5th baby, we’ve decided to give birth at Tianjin Family United Hospital. This update is a review of the hospital. (Youtube video)

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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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Jacquelyn – Pregnancy 1st Update

Big news! We’re pregnant…again… That’s right, we’re looking to have #5. If you’ve read our About Us you know we’ve had 4 babies in 4 different locations. #5 will be at yet another location. For this baby, we decided to

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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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10 Things I learned about VBAC in China

China is constantly changing and adapting to the rest of the world. However, it is important to have patience and understanding when it comes to certain medical procedures that are still new here. VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-section) is an

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Does China’s One Child Policy Apply to Expats?

A question that is on the mind of many expatriates heading to China, especially when going with a young family is definitely, “Does China’s one child policy apply to Expats”? The simplest answer is ‘No’, but there are some situations

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy Away from Home, In China

Moving to a new place can be a brave decision for an expecting couple, where as moving to an entirely new continent like China can be chaotic at the least. The customs followed in China before, during and after child

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Pregnant in China: Some Helpful Tips

For expats living in China, being pregnant can bring up a whole range of anxieties and issues that they might not even fret about in their home countries. Such anxieties come with living in a country with strong traditions, unfamiliarity

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