This manga has been translated into English.
Essay comic “Hisanaga Family” Episode 19.
I’ve gained almost three kilograms since my last prenatal checkup!
The morning sickness is over and the food is so good I ate way too much!
But I’ve lost weight due to morning sickness,so I’m just gaining it back.
What’s with the stamp！?
“You seem to have overeaten since your morning sickness is over.”
Don’t…I’ll always have a “weight warning” in my maternity book.
“If you gain too much weight, you’ll have a difficult delivery or get sick.”
I’ll be really careful next time…!
“Please take off your shoes and lie down on the examination table.
And then Please roll up your clothes so I can see your stomach.”
“Your husband can watch this monitor with you.”
“Your pregnancy is progressing well.
Your baby’s heart is beating fine.”
“Do you have any questions?”
My husband is staring at the monitor.
“Do you know the sex of the baby?”
You don’t know the sex of your baby until you’re about seven months pregnant.”
Two more months…
“Well, come back in a month.”
“Which gender do you wish your baby was?
I’d prefer a girl.”
“I’ve heard that girls are easier to raise, so I’d like to have a girl for my first baby.
I’d like to have a girl first and a boy second.”
“But I don’t care which sex the baby is, as long as it’s born safely.”
“Yes.I really do.
I’m talking about a colleague of mine at work.
It seems that his child has Down syndrome.
They were a couple in their twenties, so they hadn’t had a prenatal checkup.”
“My friend’s child was left with a disability due to problems during delivery.
They said they were happy when the baby was born, but then cried when they heard the doctor’s diagnosis.
Whether it’s a boy or a girl, as long as it’s born healthy.
As long as the baby and you are safe, that’s all that matters.”
“I can be there for the birth, if you want me to.”
“I want you to be there for the birth.
Okay, I may not be able to help you, but I’ll try.”
“I just need you to be there for me…”
“I’m glad you said that…”
“Look ahead when you’re driving.”
“I think I’ll drive myself to the prenatal checkup.
I want to see a woman doctor.
The woman’s doctor sees her on Fridays, but you have to work on Fridays.”
Pregnant women have impaired judgment and it’s dangerous to drive a car!”
“I’ll take the day off work, we’ll go to the OB/GYN together.”
“Look ahead and drive!”
“Thank you, my dear.”
“Because I’d rather have a female doctor too!”