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Updated June 12th 2016: Doctors and midwives that will attend home births
« Reply #120 on: June 13, 2016, 11:08:03 AM »
Here are some English speaking doctors and midwives that will do home births. There's also info about Korean speaking midwives, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2015/12/doctors-and-midwives-who-will-do-home.html

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Here's a list of people around Korea who do photography related to babies, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/02/photographers-in-korea.html

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« Reply #122 on: August 10, 2016, 09:46:44 PM »
A new birthing center opened earlier this spring in Gwangmyeong. Find out more about GM Cheil and the services they offer here, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.kr/2016/08/new-birthing-center-in-seoul.html
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« Reply #127 on: September 01, 2016, 12:06:46 PM »
Here's some info about legalities and agencies to work with, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-get-your-child-into-modeling-in.html

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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2016, 09:12:59 PM »
I don't understand how this blog gets so many hits in a day. Are there that many foreigners who are also pregnant, who also visit this site, and who also click this waygook link, in Korea?

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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #129 on: October 05, 2016, 11:09:52 PM »
I don't understand how this blog gets so many hits in a day. Are there that many foreigners who are also pregnant, who also visit this site, and who also click this waygook link, in Korea?

My blog gets about 4,000 hits a month, but I didn't publish that info before. Last month it got close to 10,000 but I think some of that might have been bots. I started the blog in Feb 2013 and have had 110,000 views since then with traffic steadily increasing. As for this particular thread on waygook, it's been around for a number of years. I just keep updating it and I suppose foreigners search here on waygook for info.

Most of my referral traffic comes from google organic searches. Since my blog started I've had 25,000 from google, 1,000 from FB, and only 800 from waygook. Some people bookmark my blog and send the link to others. My five top posts are hospitals / clinics to give birth in, nannies in Korea, doulas, birth control options, and daycare options.

I answer questions quickly that come to me by FB, email, kakao, or text since I put my contact out there, so maybe that helps too. (Sorry for the late reply, waygook didn't notify me).

There are many foreign-foreign couples seeking info as well as foreigners married to Koreans who want to know about their options here in Korea. I don't get Korean-Korean couples seeking out info. Foreigners seem to think differently than Koreans who in general accept whatever their doctor tells you. There are a lot more options nowadays than five years ago when I gave birth and even some traditional hospitals are changing and allowing some things such as skin-to-skin and rooming-in.

The thing is that there's not that much info in English online about giving birth in Korea. I created my blog to let people know about their options. I wanted to organise info and put it in one place so it was easily accessible.
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Updated: How to Turn a Breech or Forward Facing Baby
« Reply #130 on: October 05, 2016, 11:13:18 PM »
Many doctors in Korea will automatically do a C-section if your baby is breech. A forward facing baby can cause back labor, so it's better for your baby's face to face your spine. Here are some ways to turn a breech or forward facing baby: http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-turn-breech-baby.html

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« Reply #131 on: October 05, 2016, 11:17:45 PM »
While this is geared towards PPD, these counselors can also help with general depression, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/06/postpartum-depression-support-in-korea.html

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Updated: Doulas, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding Support in Korea
« Reply #132 on: October 05, 2016, 11:18:57 PM »
More info about different types of support available prenatally and postpartum, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/02/doulas-prenatal-postpartum-and.html

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« Reply #133 on: October 05, 2016, 11:20:34 PM »
Links to clinics, info about costs, and support groups, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2015/05/iui-and-ivf-in-korea.html

On my FB page you can also find useful links and updates, (https://www.facebook.com/TenderEmbraceBirthing?fref=tsf)
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Updated: Types of Birth Control Available in Korea
« Reply #134 on: October 05, 2016, 11:21:34 PM »
Different types of birth control available, both OTC and prescription, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/10/types-of-birth-control-available-in.html

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« Reply #135 on: October 05, 2016, 11:23:22 PM »
There are meetings in Seoul and Osan, http://tenderembracebirthing.blogspot.com/2013/05/la-leche-league-lll-seoul.html

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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #136 on: October 06, 2016, 11:49:30 AM »
How much does a baby birth cost?

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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #137 on: October 06, 2016, 07:32:02 PM »
How much does a baby birth cost?

Depends on lots of things.
- Where you go
- What you have done and what they do to the baby
- If the baby needs extra care
- How long you stay
- If you have NHI. If they accept it.
- Private room vs shared
- Water labor and/birth

I went to Rosa's in 2011. It's a natural birthing clinic. They didn't accept NHI. I paid 2.5 mil. I was the only one in the whole clinic. That included an ultrasound, Doppler monitoring, labor, pitocin, tub for water labor, 8 hours after giving birth, dinner, breakfast, stitches, home visit after four days to do PKU and check me. Nowadays she charges 3 mil.

MediFlower, Yeon and Nature are also about 3 mil and they're natural birthing centers. GM Cheil and Mamas are about 1.5 mil and are natural birthing centers as well. Those are all prices with NHI.

A hospital is often cheaper but you will pay more for a private room. All places should give you a list of prices. It's also a different environment. I have a sheet from SCH that I could email you. But basically with NHI a vaginal birth will cost you 1-1.5 mil and that's with a private room. A C section will be 2.5-3 mil and that's also with a private room. Keep in mind the NICU will cost more and they may charge extra for a lactation consultant. Standard stay for a vaginal birth is 2-3 nights. C section is 3-5 night.

A homebirth with English speaking caregivers is usually about 3.5 mil and that's with MediFlower and Rosa. Danica may be a bit cheaper but usually limits herself to Seoul. If you speak Korean, you can get a Korean midwife and it'll be cheaper.

It really depends on what you want. I personally will not cut costs on birth. People spend so much money on things like vacations and weddings. Births should also get the same importance.

Some people are worried about emergencies. MediFlower, Yeon and Nature, and GM Cheil all have the ability to do them and they're natural birthing centers. The other two, Rosa and Mamas do transfers.
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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #138 on: October 07, 2016, 08:18:50 AM »
How much does a baby birth cost?

I gave birth in a women's hospital outside Seoul. I labored almost 12 hours, had some complications after the birth in which I needed pitocin and some additional monitoring. I stayed only one night in a private room. Our total bill was less than 1 million, and all but 200,000 or so was covered by NHI. The Mom Card covered the rest. So yeah. Free babies! Woo!

I had a pretty hands-off labor and delivery though, I don't know how much they would have charged had I used an epidural or additional pitocin before the birth. All these questions you can ask the hospital you are planning to deliver in.

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Re: Tender Embrace Birthing: having a baby in Korea
« Reply #139 on: October 07, 2016, 08:48:42 AM »
How much does a baby birth cost?

I gave birth in a women's hospital outside Seoul. I labored almost 12 hours, had some complications after the birth in which I needed pitocin and some additional monitoring. I stayed only one night in a private room. Our total bill was less than 1 million, and all but 200,000 or so was covered by NHI. The Mom Card covered the rest. So yeah. Free babies! Woo!

I had a pretty hands-off labor and delivery though, I don't know how much they would have charged had I used an epidural or additional pitocin before the birth. All these questions you can ask the hospital you are planning to deliver in.

That's great! What was the name of the place you went to?

The Go Mom card is nice. I think it's 500,00 and you can use 60,000 per appointment or all of it at the birth. You need NHI to get it. And I think you have 30 days after the birth to use it. You can use it for baby related things at clinics or hospitals and some baby stores accept it.
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