After seeing the results of the pregnancy test and telling me that we need to monitor the progress, the doctor tells me:
“There are three things you need to avoid: ‘Lifting heavy things, falling down and sharing the same room’*.”
I: “I’m sorry?”
She: “You can’t sleep with your husband. You might have different ideas about this in Western countries, but we are quite strict about it here in China.”
*同房 tóngfáng, or “same room”, is a Chinese euphemism commonly used to say “have sex”.
Has your doctor ever told you something similar? I’d love to hear your stories.