I will say up front that I love living here in California. One thing I've noticed though are some cultural differences to do with being pregnant compared to where I grew up (Ireland). Most I simply didn't expect. Has anyone else encountered the same? If so what are they?
For me some things I've noticed include:
- Strangers asking if the baby was planned
- the amount of words that relate to babies clothes and equipment that are different in the US compared to home ( crib/cot, buggy/stroller, pram/bassinet, baby gro/ layette) etc.
- how wide spread circumcision is for non religious and medical reasons for baby boys.
- how many tests are standard for pregnancies, like gestational diabetes. It's great!!
How about you? Has anything struck you where you are now living?