Do Cambodian women keep pregnancy a secret for the first 2-3 months?

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Do Cambodian women keep pregnancy a secret for the first 2-3 months?

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It is common in the Western world that if a woman finds out she is pregnant, she won't tell people for the first 2-3 months. Is that the case in Cambodia too?

I have this um, friend, whose girlfriend is a bit late on her period and wants to take one of those pharmacy pregnancy tests. If it's positive, is she going to post a photo of it on Facebook and tell everyone she knows within an hour?
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how much of a catch are, um, is your friend
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I doubt she will post anything until the baby is born.

Then it gets back to whether she is proud of it or ashamed of it. If she is not married she may want to keep it a secret.
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Speaking of pregnancy. Is making DNA tests to determine if the man is real father an unheard of thing here? Is this going to raise hell if man wants to run this test, are Khmer ladies emotionally less or more prepared than, um, western women? Asking for a friend, of course.
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If Sweetlemon's friend, um, is American and wants to have American citizenship for the child, DNA test will likely be required.

Information on DNA Testing
To transmit U.S. citizenship at birth to a child born abroad, the U.S. citizen parent or parents must establish a biological relationship with the child. Genetic testing helps verify a biological – but not gestational – relationship in the absence of sufficient evidence to establish such a relationship. Relationships that may be used to establish paternity or maternity in citizenship claims arising from birth abroad to a U.S. citizen father or mother include: father-child, mother-child, child and full brother or sister, child and half brother or sister, and relationships between a child and a paternal aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

DNA testing is the only biological testing method we accept to establish a biological relationship. Due to high costs, complexity, and logistical delays, genetic testing is generally used only in the absence of sufficient evidence (documentation, photos, etc.) establishing the biological relationship.

When we need additional evidence of a biological relationship, we may suggest that applicants for a U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), or immigrant visa do DNA testing to establish the relationship(s). DNA testing is voluntary and the applicant must pay all costs for testing and related expenses to the testing facility or laboratory in advance. In addition, DNA sample collection and testing does not guarantee issuance of a U.S. passport, CRBA, or immigrant visa.
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Of course, we are putting the cart in front of the horse here, until your, um, friend's gf buys a preggo test and it shows a positive result, it is all pure speculation.
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hunter8 wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:51 pm Speaking of pregnancy. Is making DNA tests to determine if the man is real father an unheard of thing here? Is this going to raise hell if man wants to run this test, are Khmer ladies emotionally less or more prepared than, um, western women? Asking for a friend, of course.
Tell them it's a requirement for the embassy of your country, even if it isn't.
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Sweet Lemon wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 pm I have this um, friend, whose girlfriend is a bit late on her period and wants to take one of those pharmacy pregnancy tests. If it's positive, is she going to post a photo of it on Facebook and tell everyone she knows within an hour?
If she does, will your um, friend, have reason to be worried about that? :stir:
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clutchcargo wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Sweet Lemon wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 pm I have this um, friend, whose girlfriend is a bit late on her period and wants to take one of those pharmacy pregnancy tests. If it's positive, is she going to post a photo of it on Facebook and tell everyone she knows within an hour?
If she does, will your um, friend, have reason to be worried about that? :stir:
Nah, I'm sure his wife will be fine with it.
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This appears to be a situation which could possibly be resolved by the two parties discussing the situation among themselves. :roll:
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I don’t think they keep it secret
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