Brrrr! It’s getting blustery outside, but you can always cozy up to the October 2012 issue of beijingkids. This month is all about pregnancy, with the most up-to-date information on birthing hospitals and delivery options.
In Feature, we roll out the biggest pregnancy feature ever, with detailed parent testimonials on 13 hospitals that offer prenatal, delivery, and postnatal services. Some of this year’s new additions include OASIS Healthcare, Beijing New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Natecia Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital. In addition, Ember Swift helps you fight for an intervention-free birth, and we tell you ten things you should know about giving birth in Beijing.
October is the most beautiful time of the year in Beijing. Take advantage of mellowing days and blue skies to explore Dongsi, a traditional old Beijing neighborhood near NAMOC. To catch fall foliage, beat the crowds at Xiang Shan and head to neighboring Baiwang Shan Forest Park instead.
Are you fresh out of ideas for birthday venues? In Living, a new column called Birthday Bash spotlights a different venue every month, starting with Gung-Ho! Kids Pizza School. We continue our parent makeovers with Katie Benson, a mom-on-the-go who decides to give her hair the chop. Dramatic!
In Dining, we review Shunyi newcomer Switch! Cafe and learn how to make a rich, seasonal mushroom risotto with Chef Francesco Maria Sanna from Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel.
Don’t forget to brush! In Health, dental experts from HarMoniCare and Arrail reveal the best way to maintain healthy teeth. For example, did you know that brushing only gets rid of 70 percent of all bacteria? Plus, Dr. Richard dispels pollution myths and Olivia Lee imparts some pregnancy nutrition wisdom.
For The Roundtable, we turn the tables on four teens from Beijing World Youth Academy by asking them to put themselves in their parents’ shoes. For When I Grow Up, game developer Ludovic Bodin takes students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing behind the digital veil. The section is rounded off by artwork from Beijing City International School.
As always, find kid-friendly events and search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing.
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