Monday, 7 December 2015

Doctors and Midwives Who Will Do Home Births in Korea

Updated 23 October 2017

Home births aren't that common in Korea and only a few doctors and midwives who do them speak English. The Korean Midwives Association has a handful of midwives who usually don't speak English, but are willing to do home births and travel.

Below are the ones that do speak English. They are all in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, however, they may be willing to travel. Here is more information about birthing centers and hospitals in Korea.

Some places accept Korean health insurance. Keep in mind that Tricare does not cover home births overseas.

Kim Ok Jin (Rosa) Agitanseun Natural Birth Center (김옥진조산원)
Kim Okjin, Midwife aka "Rosa"
401-1, 3F Saeyang Chungmaru Sang-ga Naeson 2-dong, Uiwang, Gyeonggi-do 
경기도 의왕시 내손2동 401-1 세청마루상가 3F
Telephone: (031) 410-8597
Cell: 010-2447-8231 and 019-447-8231
ojkim80@hanmail.net
Near Indeogwon station
  • Expect to pay about 3.5 mil for a home birth.

Lee Myung Hwa (행복한이명화조산원) they used to be Happy Birth
Seonbu-dong 1070-12 Gwangwon Building Office 208, Danwon-Gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 안산시 단원 선부동 1070-12관원빌딩 208호
Telephone: (031) 410-3573 and 010-2803-3573
  • Lee Myung Hwa is the midwife.

Mamas' Birth Center 
A-301 Richensia bldg, Wonhyoro 1-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울시 용산구 원효로 1가 리첸시아 A동 301호
Telephone: (02) 797-3573
Danica: 010-7170-1099.
  • They also work with Jinny, a doula who speaks English and Korean.
  • They do home births in Seoul only.  Home births are 1.2 mil and are only done in Seoul. All prices are with Korean National Insurance.  If you don't have KNI, it will be more expensive. Expect to pay about 3 mil.

Medi Flower
Dr. Hwanwook Chung
2nd Floor of Lotte Castle Medici, 1656-4 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Telephone: (02) 548-9400 (Press 9 for English)
Near Kyodae subway station
  • They attend home births. Expect to pay about 3.5 mil if you have Korean insurance or about 8 mil if you don't.This is the most expensive home birth option available.
  • Dr. Chung is the most amazing "labor whisperer". 
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