Tag Archive: pregnancy

Baby inside vs baby outside

There’s something that I find very puzzling in China and that is the difference in attitude towards children that are still in the womb and the ones that are already outside. Let me… Continue reading

Giving birth in a Chinese hospital

As you might have guessed (or seen on Instagram), I finally gave birth! Baby A. was born August 31 and according to Chinese people this is a very good date as it is… Continue reading

Things I will do after giving birth

I am on week 38 of my pregnancy and everything has been pretty smooth, except when I had to stay in hospital for a week. I haven’t had nausea, heartburn, constipation or bad… Continue reading

Postnatal services in China

During my stay in hospital a couple of weeks ago, a random auntie gave me a bunch of leaflets one day. Well, when she saw my face she was going to give them… Continue reading

A week in a Chinese hospital

You might have noticed that last week I didn’t publish any post, as usual. And it was because… I was in hospital! I had never stayed in hospital in my life. Heck, I’ve… Continue reading

Maternity photo shoot

In China people love having photo sessions. The pre-wedding pictures, the maternity pictures, the newborn pictures, the pictures wearing clothes from the Han or Tang dynasty… Not to mention the huge amount of… Continue reading

Pregnancy taboos in China

Chinese people are very superstitious. A long time ago I wrote a post with several superstitions I’d heard, you can check it here. They also often do things “just in case”, even if… Continue reading

“Look, the penis is here”

On Monday I had the prenatal check-up for the 24th week and one of the tests was a fancy 3D ultrasound in which the doctor checks that the baby has all the expected… Continue reading

Maternity fashion in China

I’m 20 weeks pregnant so a few weeks ago I had to start looking for maternity clothes because my pants didn’t fit anymore. I went to a few malls and couldn’t find much… Continue reading