Having A Baby In China Podcast

Having A Baby In China Podcast

Having a baby overseas can be scary. We're here to help! In the Having A Baby In China Podcast, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Jacquelyn Carman (CBC, CBI) and Certified Birth Doula Ruth Greene (CD, CBI), share their hard-won wisdom and insights gained from personal experience and combined decades of coming alongside women and international couples during the pre- peri- and post-natal periods of their childbearing journeys while living in the People's Republic of China. Join Jacquelyn, Ruth, and their guests as they relate true, personal stories of birthing babies and raising kids while living abroad in the Middle Kingdom.

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February 1, 2023 59 min

In this 10th(!) episode of the Having A Baby In China Podcast, Jacquelyn (CBC) and Ruth (CD) talk with Andrea, Childbirth Doula & Water Birth Practitioner, about cultural differences between China and the West within the medical system that a birthing person and their partner may encounter, and the value of self-advocacy throughout the birthing experience.


If you would like to contact Andrea, you can reach out to her through ema...

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In this short Chinese New Year episode, Jacquelyn and Ruth send their holiday greetings along with surprise guest Shelley. Together they discuss three common Chinese New Year traditions they have experienced over the years.


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January 18, 2023 47 min

Although sometimes medically necessary, it can be tough and scary to be separated from your infant. Trying to establish a good breastfeeding relationship while separated may feel impossible, but HABIC's Jacquelyn (Certified Breastfeeding Counselor) is here to help. In this candid conversation with Ruth, Jacquelyn discusses ways to establish a healthy milk supply even when Baby is unavailable to regularly breastfeed, and how to ...

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January 12, 2023 35 min

Join Jacquelyn (CBC) and Ruth (CD) in their breezy discussion with special guest Betsy, an expat living in China, about her positive vaginal birth experience at an international hospital. This was Betsy's fourth child, but her first born in China. Listen along and laugh as Betsy shares her thoughts, emotions, and challenges during her first time giving birth outside the United States.



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If you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant, you may be experiencing high levels of anxiety about potentially contracting COVID-19. In this episode of the Having a Baby In China Podcast, Jacquelyn (CBC) and Ruth (CD) have a frank discussion with Dr. Gloria Vreeland, MD, of Shanghai United Family Hospital about risks and concerns surrounding pregnancy and COVID-19.


Bonus! Jacquelyn & Ruth revisit the topic of perceived low-m...

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December 28, 2022 2 min

From all of us at Having A Baby In China, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your 2023 be filled with all the breast!


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December 21, 2022 40 min

In this episode, Ruth interviews Jacquelyn (CBC) on breastfeeding when you suspect you or your baby may have contracted Covid. This wide-ranging interview covers danger signs to watch for, why there are different opinions surrounding breastfeeding and medicine, co-sleeping while sick, and the ongoing Covid situation in China.



Links for further study: 

The Safe Sleep Seven (La Leche League International)

Dehydration and Your Child (Cl...

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With much laughter and sharing of personal stories, Jacquelyn and Ruth discuss their Top 5 (10? 12?) Things to Know and Be Aware of When Having a Baby in China. Number 3 will surprise you!


Whether you’re giving birth in China or bringing a baby over from another country, you’ll want to hear what they have to say in order to anticipate common interactions and avoid cultural misunderstandings. Listen now!


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Join Jacquelyn and Ruth as they discuss some of the factors you should take into account when choosing where to give birth in China. From considerations of environment to family situation to hospital staff, it's important to recognize your personal values when comparing birthing options. Plus, Ruth shares a funny cross-cultural anectdote from her first birthing experience in China. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face where...

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In this episode, Jacquelyn & Ruth discuss various options for having a baby in China, including public hospitals, private hospitals, international hospitals, clinics, and the possibility of traveling. 


Visit the Having a Baby in China Website: https://www.havingababyinchina.com/

Check out Having a Baby in China: The Course - A Video Course to learn about it all: https://thecourse.havingababyinchina.com/landing

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Having A Baby In China Podcast! Jacquelyn and Ruth introduce themselves and share a little bit of their birth stories in China and how the HavingABabyInChina.com website came to be formed.

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