China Makes Headway In Improving Maternal And Newborn Health

Inspired by the movie Seeking Mr. Right, a number of courageous mothers specially resign from their jobs in China. They come to America to deliver in order to hold a U.S citizenship for their children. As the maternity coverage became mandatory in 2014 in terms of the Affordable Care Act, experts suggest that they should not forget to purchase the required F-2 insurance (aka f2保险) before arriving in America.

Mou Jing, who had worked at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China for three years, is now pursuing a PhD degree at Harvard Medical School. We see, if paying close attention, there is an increasing number of international graduate students getting pregnant in school or upon graduation. Waving American university health insurance (aka waive 美国大学保险), therefore, is not recommended. In addition to purchasing regular international student health insurance, the F-2 insurance for spouse and OPT insurance (aka opt 保险) after graduation are needed, knowing that the pregnant healthcare without any U.S. health insurance is extremely expensive.

Chinese people usually have a bias: American products are better than those made in China whatsoever. Students would rather inject expensive international students’ vaccine (aka 留学生疫苗) overseas than domestically; the result of dental visit in USA (aka 美国 看牙) outweighs that in China. This is not true. China has made headway in boosting the maternal health care by ensuring safer childbirth and providing better health conditions for newborns, said a manager from Huhu (aka 虎虎) Health Inc. The manager noted that China had been pushing services to ensure the safety of infants and pregnant women, including labor risk evaluation and special care for newborns and pregnant women in critical health condition.

“The country has so far established 3,369 emergency treatment centers for pregnant women in critical condition, and 3,070 such centers for newborns,” said Qin Geng, an official with the commission. China has also been promoting services such as labor analgesia to ensure a better labor experience. As of 2018, a total of 26,000 midwife institutions have been set up in the country. To meet the needs of new mothers, the country has been improving infrastructure such as nursing rooms at workplaces and in public spaces.