At the beginning of July, 2016, I make my way to Xinjiang in China’s Far West 28 weeks pregnant. I plan to travel around Xinjiang solo with bump for two weeks.
It takes me 2 1/2 days by train to get to Turpan in Xinjiang. A young Chinese woman from Aksu says: “You are so brave. My Chinese friends who have become pregnant completely disappear. They only stay at home sleeping and eating all day long. They don’t even use the computer or pick up the phone because they are afraid the radiation will hurt the unborn child!”
Have you encountered a similar problem with pregnant friends? I’d love to hear your stories.
On a side note: It has been quite a while since I’ve published conversations with locals in China on a more regular basis. Traveling to Xinjiang has provided me with the chance to have and write up quite a few new conversations, make sure to come back for more!