This is a discussion on EDD Mar 2014 within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; wow i tried to see my baby poking me after i felt strong kicks but i never have the chance ...
wow i tried to see my baby poking me after i felt strong kicks but i never have the chance to see lol...
Btw any mummies here going for Mt A pre-natal course?
Rachie: boy (first time mummy) - 21 Mar
layla: boy - 22 Mar
lh779: boy (first time mummy)
monz: girl (2nd time mummy) - 9 Mar
jo: girl - 21 Mar
jadeite: prob girl - 26 Mar
phoebii: girl - 26 Mar
lltan: prob girl
taboo: girl (2nd time mummy)
zhumei: unknown - 15 Mar
Reagan: unknown - 21 Mar
Last edited by jadeite; 30-10-2013 at 08:28 AM.
tpy, do you mean the 6 week prenatal course at Mt A? I thought of going but 6 weeks sounds like a long commitment
Layla, I'm interested in hypnobirthing too... a friend of mine knows someone who teaches hypnobirthing and will be holding a talk with a Dr Soni, a chiro doctor. Can share the info with you when I get it. After watching some births on YouTube, really seems like those women are so relaxed and painfree during delivery!
The kicking is really quite cute mine feels like a little poke from the inside... but I only feel it once in awhile, not very often, and usually it's when I'm lying down or resting.
morning mummies, rachie is so cute, so active . Boy are usual like dat.
mine most prob is gal coz few scan still didn't see anything n during scan I always see the hands moving only.. like R&R.. cant wait to feel the kicks
Jo, I was having pretty bad headaches and even had to go home from work once, much less now. I asked my doctor and she said I can take 2 normal panadol, not any other panadol like panadol extra etc. That said, I try not to take panadol so I just lie down, try to sleep and massage my head. My headaches could have also been due to my posture during sleeping as I found that this neck massage video helped make my headaches go away:
How to Quickly Release Neck Pain Massage - YouTube
Of course with any massage, just be careful and check with your doctor first if necessary. Hope this helps!
Jadeite, have fun with the hypnobirthing course! I personally know of 4 ladies who all told me that giving birth using hypnobirthing was not painful, only that the pushing took up a lot of effort. They likened it to taking the biggest dump of their life. 2 of them were quite sportive though, before and during pregnancy, so their high level of fitness must have helped.
Last edited by Layla0401; 30-10-2013 at 11:23 AM.
Oh really ? Sorry then, please ignore.
about the massages, I feel so confused with so much conflicting advice from people... my mother told me foot massage is fine but not back massage. My masseuse said foot and back massage both not ok, but calf massage and neck massage is ok. had a friend who also mentioned neck massage cannot. and all this while I have been using my OSIM appliances happily at home... one for neck, one for calf massage... really dont't know what is allowed! and then my angmoh friends are confused and say that they were recommended by doctors back home to do full body massage to pamper and relax themselves. faints. Probably safest is just to do prenatal massage with trained masseuse.
found this: Common Misconceptions About Pregnancy Massage During the First Trimester by a Pittsburgh Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist | Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing dont't know if it might be useful!
by the way, has anyone tried taking raspberry leaf tea? my aunty recommended it and said that taking it regularly helped make labor very easy and more pain-free for her.
okay... I better stop using then!!
yah.... there's bound to be lot's of confusing advice. I'm not too sure of other massage. but personally i think that really should avoid those foot massage. those that press on the acupuncture points of your feet. Cos when I did foot massage pre-pregnant the masseur will tell me like this point is for which organ. and some points he/she press are for things like womb etc.. so i dont think it's good for baby as now baby is 'living' in that organ, so doing massage is like disturbing your baby.
as for neck, back, etc.. personally I dont see the logic that it should be avoided, unless the position you are in when doing the massage will make your baby uncomfortable. but then again I've not 'read' anything on this part, so cannot comment.
oh BTW, just checking, what brand of stretchmark cream/oil you are using? currently i'm using bio-oil and clarins oil. but then it's oily ... I dont't mind using it in morning. but at night I cannot imagine myself sleeping on the bed feeling 'oily'. Any recommendation of gel type where it can really get absorb? or can I use normal gel moisturiser, will it have similar effect?
I'm using Palmer cocoa butter stretch mark lotion. Not too oily but is creamy rich..
clarins oil in the morning and clarins stretch mark cream in the evening. Its works the best for me.
I'm using Sebamed which the nurses at my gynae recommended, not oily and absorbs well. The nurses sort of laughed when I said I was using Palmer's cocoa butter because according to them it doesn't work so I dont't know. A lot of ladies in other forums swear by Clarins.
i use locitane's almond oil, not too oily also. and smells good
am using clarins stretch mark control cream and elancryl (given by my friend)... yest went to take clarins oil but yet to use it
oh layla didn't know Sebamed have anti-stretch mark cream too. maybe will check that out.
yah rachie, i saw the elancyl today at watsons. I use their anti-cellulite cream before and it really absorb fast. not sure if the anti-stretch mark also can absorb that well.
Taboo, yes I was surprised at their reaction also because a lot of people like Palmer's. But because I am quite prone to stretch marks (got some during my puberty growth spurt sianzzz), I thought I better try/ switch to something that the nurses said was more effective. LH779, you might want to check out more reviews first because I never read about Sebamed being popular and I can't "prove" anything yet coz my belly only just started getting bigger this last week or two hehe.
I'm using Clarins stretch mark cream... I was told that the best combo is to use the cream in the day and oil at night but I'm like LH, dont't like the oily feeling plus worried that oil will stain the clothes or bedsheets. Really like the Clarins cream, it smells nice and absorbs well and doesn't become sticky.
some people on the forum commented that Palmer's causes a lot of allergic reactions and rashes in many pregnant women, so if you are one of the few that has no reaction then it's ok... just that people who are more sensitive may not be able to use it. dont't know about effectiveness though. On the other hand I think Sebamed is the hypoallergenic one, very safe for people with sensitive skin. never tried these two before...
Different creams will work well for different people...my masseuse mentioned that stretch marks show up more for slim women since the skin stretches more... Also they tend to show in 3rd trimester. Guess then we will find out if our cream works. Haha. Some people also naturally blessed, will never get stretch marks anyway... Lucky people!
Ya maybe I'm the lucky few with no allergy using it..