As an expectant parent, you may want to have the best treatment for you and your unborn baby. Although Shanghai has its high-quality Western healthcare providers, there are also some notable local hospitals that can provide good service for new moms who have a tight budget. Here is a list of public and private hospitals for your consideration.
Baijia Maternity Hospital
Located in Hongqiao, Baijia Maternity Hospital also has a confinement center. They also provide prenatal classes, as well as counseling for new moms and dads after birth as part of the package. Expect prenatal packages to run between RMB12,000 to RMB 22,00. Delivery packages run from RMB39,000 (Natural birth, 4 days, 3 nights) to RMB56,000 (C section, 5 days, 4 nights). Waterbirth and painless birth available. English speaking doctors are available.
Address: No. 1045 Hongmei Lu, Minghang District
For further information, you may contact them at 021 6728 5299
Ferguson Women’s Health offers thorough services from fertility to gynecology, obstetrics, and patient education programs.
They also offer prenatal classes equipping you and your partner essential tips on infant care, delivery and postpartum classes.
Birth Center 1: Ruici Hospital
Jing’an district, 1314 Beijing Xi Lu
Birth Center 2: American Sino Women’s and Children’s Health
Xuhui District, 155 Songyuan Lu
Tel: 400 099 3929
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Jiahui is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment with their “4 for 1” maternity care during delivery which includes an obstetrician, a nurse-midwife, anesthesiologist and pediatrician. They also offer services in endocrinology, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and rehabilitation. Their cost for natural delivery starts at RMB20,000, natural delivery starting at RMB45,000 (two postpartum nights), and cesarian delivery at RMB70,000 (four postpartum nights).
Tel: 400 868 3000 (24hrs)
698 Guiping Lu
American-Sino Women’s & Children’s hospital is located on Song Yuan Rd. They offer prenatal check-ups, delivery and post-delivery wellness checks for moms.
Services include Fertility & Reproduction, Pediatrics, Ultrasonography, Anesthesiology and Family medicine. They also offer prenatal classes and Infant CPR to prepare you for the delivery of your baby and post-care. Their prenatal begins at RMB25,000, natural delivery begins at RMB50,000 and cesarian delivery starts at RMB70,000.
No.155, Songyuan Rd., Near Hongsong (E) Lu
Monday-Friday; 9am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday; 9am to 5pm
Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic Hour:
Monday-Sunday ; 9am to 8pm (Dingxiang)
Daily, 24-hours service; 24/7/365 (Songyuan)
Opened since 2004, their Obstetrics & Gynecology departments in both the Pudong and Puxi locations have trained obstetrician/gynecologists, anesthesiologists, pediatricians,
neonatologists, midwives, and nurses.
One positive aspect of United Family Hospital is the accessibility to their pharmacy. They are an excellent source to pick up any prenatal medicine and also vitamins.
Shanghai United Family Hospital (Puxi)
699 Pingtang Road, Changning District
Tel: +86 (21) 5030 9907
24/7 Emergency Room is located at Shanghai United Family Hospital
24-hour Emergency Hotline: +86 (21) 2216 3999
Shanghai United Family Hospital (Pudong)
1598 New Jinqiao Road, Pudong New District
24hr Appointment Centre: 400 639 3900
SEIMC provides an international team of obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists and pediatricians with 24-hour emergency phone lines and medical services are available for expecting mothers.
Shanghai East International Medical Center offers comprehensive obstetric services for expecting moms during pregnancy and delivery including:
• High-Risk Pregnancy Care
• Family Planning
• Advanced Ultrasound and Testing Equipment
• Private Delivery Suite and Jacuzzi
• Onsite Pediatricians for immediate Neonatal Care
• Fully-Equipped Operating Theater
• 2 Night stay after delivery including meals and newborn care
• Direct billing for most insurance companies
• 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Care
• Routine Health Checks
• Gynecological Examinations
• STD Screenings
• Ultrasounds (3D/4D)
• Fertility Consultations
• Mammograms and Breast Examinations
• Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgeries
• Hysterectomy, Myomectomy and Ovarian Cystectomy Services
• Pelvic Floor Surgery
150 Jinmou Lu, Pudong
Office Hours: 24-7
Tel: 021 5879 9999 or 150 0019 0899
If you are planning a birth in Hong Kong, GHS offers shared care with Adventist Hospital in Hong Kong. Fro the beginning of the pregnancy, the Obstetrics & Gynecology services at GHC offer the following:
• Family planning and contraception
• Counseling & diagnosis infertility & reproductive healthcare
• Pre-pregnancy counseling
• Prenatal /Post-natal care
• Menopause management
• Endometrial biopsy
• On-site procedure
• Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear)
• Mammography/ Breast screening
• Prevention & treatment of sexually transmittable diseases
• Women’s annual health examinations
• DEXA/osteoporosis screening
GHC PuXi Medical & Dental Center
ECO City, Suite 303
1788 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing An District, Shanghai 200040
GHC Pudong Medical & Dental Center
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shop 212
100 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120
Whether you decide on a local hospital versus a private hospital, there are areas of differentiation. In terms of cost, it will be a lot more budget friendly than private hospitals (RMB50 per checkup versus RMB500+ per checkup) . Be prepared for differences in the bedside manner, as well as language, numbers of attendee’s during delivery.
Affiliated with Jiaotong University, Xinhua Hospital also has a maternity department that provides prenatal and delivery services to expectant moms. Per visit is roughly RMB250 to 300 (with appointment) and without an appointment at RMB25 per visit. What is not included are any classes related to childbirth or prenatal counseling. Prices range RMB10,000 per delivery.
Address: 1655 Kongjiang Lu
Tel: 021 2507 78999
With three different locations spread throughout Shanghai, Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital were founded in 1947 and provides prenatal services up to delivery. Although doctors there do not speak English, you are allowed to have family member and translator in the room for natural delivery. Price in the VIP rooms starts at RMB5500 per night, depending on delivery and situation. Call for more detail and information below. Waterbirth and painless delivery available.
East division: No. 2699 Gaoke Xi Lu Pudong New District, Shanghai
West division: No. 536 Changle Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
South division: No. 391 Yaohua Lu, Pudong new district, Shanghai
Tel: 968886 or 021 5403 5206
Departments within the hospital include Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Breast, Anesthesiology, Neonatal and Family Planning. The medical technology departments include clinical laboratory, pharmacy, pathological laboratory, functional department(including ultrasound, ECG and BMD) and radiology department. They also have a Women Healthcare Department (including clinics of nutrition, endocrinology, traditional Chinese medicine, infertility and stomatology) has been established to provide a comprehensive array of services that meet the needs of women throughout their lifespan. Waterbirth and painless birthing options are available.
Address: 773 Wuyi Lu
Tel: 400-888-3899 or 021-62288686 (night duty)
Type of hospital: Public
Also known as Red House, The hospital owns several clinical departments as the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, Family planning, Chinese Medicine combined with Western Medicine, Neonatology, Cervical disease center and mammary gland branch. Painless delivery is available.
Huangpu Division：No. 419 Fangxie Lu, Shanghai.
Yangpu Division： No.128 Shenyang Lu, Shanghai
Type of hospital: Public
IPMCH is currently divided into the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Faculty of Preventive Medicine. Faculty of Clinical Medicine is subdivided into Department of Obstetrics(including General Ob., Maternal Medicine, Fetus Medicine, Prenatal Consulting, Internal Medicine and Neonatology), Department of Gynecology (including General Gynecology, Oncology, and mammary gland diseases), Department of Family Planning, Assisted Reproduction Center, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology; Faculty of Preventive Medicine is further divided into Preventive Health Care Center, Children’s Health Care Clinic and Health Education Center. Painless birth is available
910 Hengshan Lu or 1961 Huashan Lu