Cold cuts? Really?

So, I have been in St. Louis all week but have been extremely busy, therefore no updates.

I saw my OB yesterday and I no longer feel so “in the dark” about giving birth.  Oh, believe me, I still have questions and will continue to have from now until the day I die (no guarantees on that either, if there’s an afterlife then I will have questions, hehe).   But at least I have learned a little bit more and things are a little bit clearer for me now.

Things are done a bit differently in Hong Kong and in some ways perhaps better and some worse.  At least now I am functioning within my comfort zone of knowledge.

I have two hospitals to choose from: Missouri Baptist and St. Joseph’s Kirkwood.  I prefer Mo Bap, at least I think I do.  I am going to tour both just for the hell of it.  If anyone has and would like to share an opinion on either/both of those hospitals, I would be grateful.

I have to have the sugar test, a couple of routine blood tests that docs in Hong Kong don’t do, and and ultrasound next time I go.  This visit was more of a “getting reacquainted” with my doctor kind of visit.

I am at about 23 weeks now.  I am feeling a lot more kicking in the past week, my belly has grown in the past week and I learned that maternity underwear are pretty much just like regular underwear…except that they don’t ride up.  I may never switch back.

Chini (my dog) is loving the belly and has spent a lot of time resting her head on it.  I think she can hear the baby’s heartbeat.  Maybe.

I learned this week at my doctor app’t that I shouldn’t eat deli cold cuts unless I microwave them.  This seems odd to me and perhaps a bit paranoid.  I have had numerous SubWay sandwiches throughout the five months of this pregnancy and ate a turkey club before I read the info yesterday…oops.  I guess its been okay so far, but I suppose I won’t push my luck. Guilt is such a pain in the butt.

One last thing, I am going to look into taking a birthing class of some sort…any suggestions??

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3 Comments »

  1. Mutha Mae Said:

    I had both births at Mo Bap and love them. They also offer the birth classes. No opinions on the other hospital, as Mo Bap was my only choice.

  2. cybrpunk Said:

    The cold cuts thing I guess could be from deli people handling them with dirty hands but that seems like a mean stereotype for Indian people.
    US doctors are paranoid. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

  3. Angela Said:

    Okay. I know I’m super late on this, BUT: I had both kids at St. Joseph’s, and I LOVED it. It’s a small hospital, and you get a lot of attention. The birthing class was a bit patronizing, but I think they all are. (It needed to be very simple, as we had a VERY young mother-to-be in the room.) I’ve heard good things about Missouri Baptist, too. With that said, if I have six more babies, all six will be born at St. Joseph’s. (I will not have six more babies.)


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