With the lockdowns in Shanghai, quite a number of people here in Beijing have started stocking up on food and daily supplies, in case we go into lockdown here. But for expecting mothers and their families, there’s a much more pressing concern than how much toilet paper and instant noodles to store at home.
“What if I go into labor and my compound is locked down?”
According to Oasis International Hospital, there are procedures in place specifically for this. However, they’d like to stress that these procedures might be specific to Oasis International Hospital. If you’re delivering at another hospital, it’s best to contact them immediately and have a backup plan in place just in case.
Oasis has the following plan in place for their patients:
1. Call the Oasis maternity ward at 13810688466 or speak to your Account Representative. 2. Pregnant moms will need to confirm that they don’t have any of these 11 symptoms: fever, dry cough, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, conjunctivitis, myalgia, and diarrhea. 3. If a mother doesn’t have any of the 11 symptoms, she will ask her 社区居委会 (shè qū jū wěi huì) to call 120 (the number for an ambulance) and take her to Oasis. 4. If she does have fever or any of the 11 symptoms, she will also need to talk with the 社区居委会 to call 120 and go to Civil Aviation General Hospital (航空总院 háng kōng zong yuàn) for medical assistance.
Currently, one person is allowed to accompany the mother during delivery, but it’s best to check with the specific hospital where you’ll be delivering for that hospital’s rules and regulations, as they might be different than those of Oasis.
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