Autumn has been kicking into gear and with it, the BeijingKids forums – here are some highlights from the past few weeks – feel free to join in the discussion!
The challenge of giving birth in a Chinese hospital: getting a 母子健康档案
So my wife and I stopped by Chaoyang Hospital to reserve a room for her delivery next year, and were told we need to have a 母子健康档案 in order to reserve the room. The problem is, it seems you need to have a Beijing hukou in order to get this, but neither me or my wife is Chinese and we don’t even know who to speak to about the process for getting a 母子健康档案. I can’t believe that a foreigner has never reserved a room to give birth in a Chinese hospital before, so I’d love to hear from those more knowledgeable than us how a couple of foreigners in Beijing can get the 母子健康档案 to give birth in a Chinese hospital.
We are planning to use AM Care for birth of our first child, started prenatal checkups so far AM Care is great hospital but one issue I am not happy with is that for prenatal package they plan to do six
ultra-scans I think this far too much, two enough as I heard that ultra-scans are actually damaging to the baby due to it is a form of radiation which could cause later in life health issues does anyone have any experience or heard about ultra-scan issues?
From Shanghaiist: Li Yang, the self-styled evangelist of the English language who’s known around China for his high energy, high intensity Crazy English lessons, is in trouble. A woman, believed to be his American wife Kim Lee, has gone on Sina Weibo to accuse him of domestic violence, and she has the pictures to prove it.
I need some opinions. We have a child who is two and a half years old and doesn’t speak much. In fact, he often grunts when he wants something even though he seems to know the words. For example, if I show him a picture book, he’d name the fish, dogs, cats, birds, etc. as I point them out. He smiles, of course, when I applaud his achievements. However, in a typical interaction, he often doesn’t speak on his own initiative. He knows how to call out for a cookie from the jar, but would rather grunt and cry and point to it until someone gets it for him. Is this something to worry about at his age?
One word – Priorities.