I'm going for double bedded...
This is a discussion on EDD Mar 2014 within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; most likely should be single bedded for me.....
most likely should be single bedded for me..
I'm going for double bedded...
Me too..likely double bedded...hope next bed will be empty..lol
I am going for 2 bedder as well at Mt A!
single bedder and 2 bedder got alot of difference in cost... hope next bed empty too
i am going for single at mt A as my hubby wanna to stays with me.
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Most likely single bedded for me as I want to room in with baby...
sigh last night i sufferred from acid reflex that i vomitted all my dinner, home made chrysanthemum tea and yakult taken after dinner. It was my second time since last friday that i threw up due to the sour feeling and "zhang zhang" feel at my tummy and throat area. I will feel much better after i throw up though. I am abit worry now if this continues how can my baby get enough nutrients from me... i tried to eat small portions yet i still can get acid reflux.
I feel easier full lately, maybe is uterus move up.. tpy- you can try taking ACTAL. It works for me..
Last edited by Taboo; 27-11-2013 at 11:21 AM.
can try Gaviscon..ease bloatedness and heartburn...works for me...
oh taboo and lltan those can be taken by pregnant women? will try them soon. imagine I also have sour taste fluid when i tried to spill out from my throat continuously long string of fluid....sound abit yucks..
yes can..was prescribed by my gynae...
try to eat small meals... and avoid acidic foods... plus dont't lie down immediately after a meal...
all of these advice I dont't even take myself, cuz I'm so greedy I just eat and eat hahaha and then collapse on the sofa and complain that I'm too full. hubby wanna faint already dont't know how to help me. hehe
I will be taking 2bedded. Single or 2bedded, the baby still can be in the room with us as well.
2 bedded in Mt Alvernia dont't allow overnight rooming in...
baby will be in the room but not overnite. During nite time, nurse will bring baby in for feeding. They will wake you up...
ya that's why... I want baby to room in at night also. Can't do that in a 2 bedded ward.
Last edited by jadeite; 27-11-2013 at 03:24 PM.
"In the days following birth, whether at home, in a hospital, or in a birth center, mothers' and babies' physical and emotional needs for each other continue. The more time two people spend together, the sooner they get to know each other. Mothers who are with their babies for longer periods of time, including during the night, have higher scores on tests that measure the strength of a mother's attachment to her baby.
While together, mothers quickly learn their babies' needs and how best to care for, soothe, and comfort their newborns.Keeping your baby with you continuously during the day and at night (called “rooming-in”) has many benefits. Rooming-in with your baby makes breastfeeding easier. Studies suggest that mothers who room-in with their babies make more milk, make more milk sooner, breastfeed longer, and are more likely to breastfeed exclusively compared with mothers who have limited contact with their babies or whose babies are in the nursery at night.
Rooming-in is better for babies. While babies are with their mothers, they cry less, soothe more quickly, and spend more time quietly sleeping. Babies who room-in with their mothers take in more breast milk, gain more weight per day, and are less likely to develop jaundice, a yellowing of the skin that sometimes requires treatment.
Normal baby care (e.g., exams, vital signs, and baths) can be done while rooming-in. You can be close to your baby and even help with some of the care if you wish. Babies bathed by their mothers and held skin-to-skin stay just as warm as babies bathed in the nursery and placed in warmers.
Well-meaning friends and family may advise you to let your baby stay in the nursery at night so that you can get more sleep. However, studies show that mothers whose babies are cared for in the nursery do not get more sleep than mothers who room-in with their babies at night. Many mothers sleep more peacefully knowing that their babies are with them."
Care Practice #6: No Separation of Mother and Baby, With Unlimited Opportunities for Breastfeeding
Last edited by jadeite; 27-11-2013 at 03:43 PM.
oops sorry double post
yes my friend told me that her hubby secretly stayed with her in the 2 bedded room was being caught and asked to leave the room.
anyone thought of going through confinement period alone?
I dont't really mean alone alone, more of not having someone 24 hours staying with you (e.g. Confinement lady, mother in law or Mother etc).
I really cannot stand having stranger in my home, so confinement lady is out. then probably I also dont't really need my mother in law or Mum to be with me the whole day. As you never know, sometime if you spend too long a time with your mother in law or mum, may end up hurting the relationship (if you know what I mean).
So my plan is to order confinement food and also where possible breastfeed (saving the hassle to wash bottles etc..)
Things to do for baby will be feeding, bathing, soothing, changing diapers, playing (which I believe as a mum you will definitely want to do it)
Other things that will need to do
- feed myself (can settle by ordering food), hubby can dabao food home for himself or go mother in law place once in a while to eat.
- laundry (I can throw into the washing machine, when hubby come back, help me hang)
- Basic cleaning the house like mopping floor etc (hubby or myself can do in the evening when he's home from work)
then occasionally if mum or mother in law wanna drop by they can help me bath baby or hang laundry etc..
From the above, i truely felt that I should be able to cope the 4-5 weeks without someone living in with us to help out. Are there any major concerns that I left out? I'll be glad for any advice.
You might want to think about a back-up plan like hiring a part-time helper to come in daily to do the housework and laundry, say 3h a day or every other day. My friend who recently gave birth said that her baby is forever latching on to her for milk and comfort, she once went from 6:30pm to 10pm just with baby at her breast and could only have dinner at 10pm. At the very least, the PT helper will give you some peace of mind and won't encroach on your personal space too much. I'm going to start searching for a legal part-time maid to help me with this, not really sure where to start though.
ya the Mt A tour lady said a lot of husbands like to secretly sneak around the area hahaha like refugees at night...
LH - My mother will only be at my place during the day... and my hubs has taken leave too so he can stay home with me. I think might be difficult sometimes to deal with baby alone... I'm not worried about r/s with my mom but of course no way do I want my mother in law to stay in my house... never even asked her to help so it will only be my mother. not that my mother in law and I are on bad terms but you are right, just cannot spend too much time together plus I have very strong opinions and dont't want to clash unnecessarily.
probably you should ask someone who has had one baby before... just that my friends also wanted to DIY and do confinement alone, and halfway thru their mother insisted on paying for a confinement lady for them. after that they said they dont't know how they managed to cope without her cuz it was so much easier, so they kept asking me to get one... but I also dont't like strangers in my house. so will stick with my mom. For me, no need nights because I will be the only one who can feed with breast milk so bopian I will be the one who has to wake up. what for my mother or a stranger stay around at night then?
also cuz you will be tired and recovering from your wounds, whether natural or cs, so it's good if sometimes you really just need a break from taking care of baby, at least someone can hold the fort for you while you rest a bit. better than you get postnatal depression....
LH779, i'm with you on this. i'm not engaging confinement nanny even though this is baby #1.
My parents have offered to cook for me everyday, not confinement food though. just nutritious food that i like to eat. mother in law coming over few times per week to help out with handling baby. I will be engaging part-time helper to come twice a week to help to clean the house.
like you i really dont like the idea of having another stranger in the house. and being with parents 24/7 will drive me up the wall. seeing them daily is one thing, living with them is another...
its definitely gonna be a tough time. alot of mums have already told me the first month is the hardest and with insufficient help the mum will feel trapped. so i suggest you may want to invite your parents over more often, but not necessarily stay with them?
plus i have 2 kitties to look after too! i hope they behave with baby comes!