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An Expat Talks about What is Was Like Having a Baby in Guangzhou, China

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Guangzhou

How recently did you give birth in the country that you are reporting on?

5 months ago

Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...

I gave birth via c-section at VIP Birthing Center in Guangzhou. I stayed in hospital for 5 days and was given IV pain relief. It was a wonderful experience, the staff spoke some English and my husband was able to stay the entire week in our private room.

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How did you choose your doctor, midwife or other type of medical professional?

By recommendation from fellow expats.

If you were to have another child in this country, would you do anything differently in terms of preparation and/or the delivery?

No.

If a friend of yours living in the same country were expecting, what advice would you give her?

Give birth in Guangzhou but be open to a c-section delivery as almost everyone I know that delivered here were convinced to have one (6 out of 7 women).

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Comments about this Report

guest
Mar 22, 2011 00:40

it's ridiculous to be 'convinced' to have major surgery, how could anyone reccomend that when as with any surgery there is always a risk? 6 out of 7 women do not need c-sections. it just means more money for the doctors.

jwana
Nov 3, 2014 20:51

Hi there - my major concern about this report is the comment that 6 out of 7 woment were persuaded to have a C-section! I also was pregnant in China with my first child (many years ago now) & chose to return home to Australia to have her for this very reason - i.e. my doctor in China was adamant that I would need a C-section whereas when I returned home I was told it was totally unnecessary. China has a very high % of C-sections and I don't feel this is a good thing - either for the mother (especially long term) or for the baby unless there's a sound medical reason.

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