Just finished my 33.5 week check up with my OBGYN Dr. Grace Cheung from Central Health Hong Kong (she’s fantastic BTW! I would totally recommend anyone giving birth in HK to go to her - she’s clear, concise, always happy to see her patients and humorous. Someone positive to be by your side during this 10 months of pregnancy). Baby Keia just had her very first Cardiotocography (CTG) scan to listen in to her heart beat and movements in my belly. It is not the norm to go thru this scan for pregnant mummies, but it was requested by Dr. Cheung as my dear girl is still underweight for her age and this is to ensure the baby’s active and growing well.
I can assure you, I’m not starving myself for fear of putting on weight. I am eating very normally and well as I didn’t get any morning sickness, indigestion, heartburn nor am I having food cravings. Which is why it’s a surprise to me that Keia isn’t as fat as she should be. She’s now 2kg and still about a week behind in her birth weight.
Dr. Cheung has once again reiterated that I MUST eat 5 meals a day that is high in fat and carbohydrates which is what I am doing, and feel like I’m putting on the weight not the baby! LOL. She emphasized that I must eat 2 more meals after dinner - once at 8pm and another at 10pm (her exact words: eat a slice of cake at 10pm! 😂 sounds really unhealthy I know!) As long as Keia is growing from my food binge, I’m happy to go through this eating boot-camp. So far, she’s moving well and growing so the doctor said she’s well, that being said, I’ve to go back for a weekly CTG scan now to check in on her well-being. Add oil Baby Keia! 快高長大，長得白白胖胖！