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Crazy and embarrassing pregnancy symptoms

I am almost there (I’d like to think this way!). I’m currently 35w5d and I want to share my crazy and embarrassing pregnancy symptoms. I don’t know if I’ll get more but so far, here’s my list: ● Bloating and farting in the evening – Yes, in my first trimester, this was THE most embarrassing… Continue reading Crazy and embarrassing pregnancy symptoms

Pregnant · Third Trimester

Another Thursday, another check-up!

Last week, the nurse and doctor have started being concerned about my blood pressure (140/80 after 15 mins of rest then 125/80 after another 15 minutes) and today, it’s a bit higher (145/90 after 15 mins of rest then 134/77 after another 15 minutes). I’m starting to worry! 😦 I know I’m not “nervous” as… Continue reading Another Thursday, another check-up!

Pregnant · Third Trimester

Hospitals, blood pressure and fetal movement at 33 weeks

I’m giving birth in one of Hong Kong’s public hospitals and this requires me to have my antenatal check up at the Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHC). I have a wonderful doctor in the private sector but I just can’t afford to pay about HK$100,000 for my delivery! I’ve applied for insurance that covers… Continue reading Hospitals, blood pressure and fetal movement at 33 weeks

Pregnant · Third Trimester

Is your heart pounding hard or are they rhythmic movements in your belly?

I notice that my baby boy has hiccups at least once a day. Sometimes twice or thrice and yesterday, four times. I’ve been googling like crazy and based on what I have been reading, it’s normal. I first noticed his hiccups on December 1 for 10 minutes, 5AM to 5:10AM. I checked the time because… Continue reading Is your heart pounding hard or are they rhythmic movements in your belly?