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Hello Neighborhood Hospital

Hello Neighborhood Hospital

{Note: I wanted to add photos to this post, but I was super slow. So while reading keep that in mind.}

Last week, my husband went to our old hospital and got my pregnancy records so that we can move to the smaller women’s and children’s hospital in our neighborhood. Before switching to the smaller hospital, I had two important questions to ask to make sure the move would be okay.

Navigating Pregnancy Abroad

Navigating Pregnancy Abroad

{Note: this was written while I was still pregnant and never had a chance to post it.}

When I found out I was pregnant, I decided that I would give birth here in China for different reasons even though I knew that friends and family back home would want me to comeback and give birth there. They don’t trust the system, even if I had no money I could give birth for free at home.

Part of the lobvy of Sichuan Provincial hospital
Part of the lobby of Sichuan Provincial Hospital

A lot went into my decision, as I want to be self-sufficient and have a savings built before my child is born, which means I needed to work for as long as possible. Realistically, I could return home, but I would most likely lose my job and have to renavigate the job process to comeback to China, or I would have to work my ass off, save money and find a way to bring my husband to the USA. Both of which did not seem enjoyable to me at the ripe age of 33 . I’m an adult, I can provide for myself.

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

When I first told my mom I was pregnant I called her around 6 in the morning her time and so she started crying at the news. It wasn’t a response I was expecting, but it was super sweet. She was very excited. I told her that originally I had no intentions of telling her until she arrived in Chengdu which at that point I would be 14 weeks pregnant. I told her I realized if I waited to inform her until then she would have been pretty upset by the fact she couldn’t bring anything for the grand baby on the way, so I decided against waiting and told her when I was about 10 weeks along. She told me I made a good choice and she would have been very upset, haha.

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