We Asians are known for our large families. Which is why I was always told I needed to have ‘at least two’ children, but three would be better. Subsequently, I’ve always been frowned upon for having just one child and for conforming to a ‘Western’ model of family.
Having just one child when you’re Asian is not the norm. Of course it happens, and probably quite a lot, but it’s not the done thing; you would certainly never choose to stop at one. What’s worse is that the pressure is largely on us women – like not bearing your husband a big brood of kids to carry on his name is doing a disservice to the marriage.
My lowest point came when I found out that my sister-in-law fell pregnant after a month of being married.
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