This is a discussion on EDD Mar 2014 within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; tpy you will be the first mummy to deliver! *clap* Is anyone going to save placenta to make into pills ...
tpy you will be the first mummy to deliver! *clap*
Is anyone going to save placenta to make into pills and eat? Wondering if it is worth the trouble.
mine is a night owl. but when my hubby put his hands on my tummy, baby will stop moving for a while and resume when he take his hands off me.
i am moving onto 31 weeks and at 30 weeks, it weighs 1.6kg which is normal. how to check which percentile?
meanwhile, baby been super active in the night. night owl too... and same with LH779 when hubby put hands on tummy, she will stop and resume after hands are off.
we also tried tapping game with her and she responded quite well playing with daddy.
the placenta thing.. i can't rem what the dietician say that it works or not? so i am still considering.
i am looking at C sect with epidural because i want to recover quickly and bf if possible.
Oo maybe it's quite common... Mine is also lazier on rainy days. Haha! And very active at night. Seems that she knows when I wake up too cuz when I wake up I can immediately feel her squirming around. Usually she's quiet during the day though...
About the placenta. Think the dietitian mentioned that it's up to own preference, no real research is conclusive... Can ask yellow, since she is also in the same line. Hehe. If it's not conclusive, not sure I want to take the effort to do the encapsulation. I was just a bit surprised reading an angmoh mummy blog the other day because she advocated doing the placenta encapsulation.. Thought it is more of an Asian or traditional chinese medicine thing.
Anyone knows roughly how much money the entire hospital stay + gynae fees (basically everything) will cost? Wanna be mentally prepared. Gynae office presented the list of costs to me and it made me go weak in the knees haha. Didn't know we have to pay a separate anesthetist's fee that's not included in the hospital fee. So many fees tacked on... It's a bit confusing. So does anyone have a clue what the average total sum is likely to be for single room hospital stay? Just a rough figure...
Last year my friend gave birth at Gleneagles - natural + epidural. Total bill minus gynae fees $5k plus.
This year my friend gave birth at Gleneagles - natural, no epidural, just gas & pethidine. Total bill plus gynae $6k plus.
all these is before medisave deduction. both of them single room. inclusive of pediatrician fees too.
i just counted for my case single bedded room+gyne fee+ pediatrician fee(which will be assigned by gyne)+ anesthetist sum up about 8k++. I will be going for csec with GA
on the placenta topic...
i havent come across any good science documenting its benefits. i agree that the placenta will contain alot of hormones and nutrients but the process of cooking/freeze drying/encapsulating it will destroy some/most of the goodness. Additionally, when we eat stuff, our stomach will breakdown alot of the protein/hormone structures, so i really dont know how much goodness you can get out of it. not to mention that the placenta may potentially contain toxins too.. since its supposed to transport waste materials out of the baby?!
but... placebo effects can be very strong (ie. if you believe in it, whether or not the thing really works, your body will somehow respond positively).
if it is not too expensive to encapsulate it (under clean conditions, i read some posts saying they encapsulate in their own kitchens!) i will probably do it. since no harm. but eating the placenta raw/cooked as a dish is a big no for me.
wow! can DIY encapsulate? i remember last time Eu Yan San does that, but due to whatever reason, they stop this service.
hey MTB, chinese new year soon. I was out shopping for new clothes, but sadly can't seems to find any nice clothes
thinking of not going anywhere for pai nian this year cause no nice clothes to wear. hahaha
Ya , everytime my hubby asked if I want to go into a shop to look at clothes, I give him a look and said I can't squeeze into any! Think I got to do with whatever clothes I got now for CNY!
There's a service called Heavenly Health store that collects it direct from the hospital and cleans it and encapsulates it for you. You can google the service online. Yup yellow, I dont't think I'll be doing it. I'm kinda skeptical in the first place so doubt there's any placebo effect for me lol!! Just that I thought if there is a real use, I dont't mind doing it in pill form. No way am I eating it raw or cooked in any form. Shudder!
I bought a few maxi dresses that are actually not maternity wear, but have plenty of space in the waist to accommodate the bump. Maxi dresses actually look really good on pregnant women! Makes us look more elegant and makes the bump look cuter. So I'll probably wear these dresses for CNY. won't be buying any special maternity outfits, it's kind of a waste of money since we have hardly any time left to wear new clothes... Enjoy CNY ladies!!
Yellow, can I ask - Chin Ting mentioned there's an enzyme in pineapple that isn't safe for pregnant women, but my gynae said a little bit should be fine. Are pineapple tarts safe for consumption since the pineapple has been cooked and processed? I think I'll die if I have to go thru CNY without any pineapple tarts. Haha! Actually I totally forgot that pineapple tarts = pineapple until hubby reminded me. *sadface*
Last edited by jadeite; 07-01-2014 at 06:19 PM.
i also want to know..
meanwhile, the placenta thing.. thanks for enlightening yellow
i think i will weigh the cost vs opportunity cost.
alot of money giving birth..
C sect and 2 bedder for me. now thinking epidural or GA. i want to BF so most prob epi.
anyone knows MT A 2 bedder C sect cost?
With GA it's $2866, with epi it's $2759...Mt A 2-bedded C-sect.
32Weeks now and this few days I experience swollen and sore at the vaginal area. Anyone experience that?
anyway mummies, check this link out: 23 Incredibly Helpful Diagrams For Moms-To-Be
I dont't think is due to yeast infection. Think will check with my gynae tomorrow.
any mummies here has any experience with natal essentials or richfood catering (Confinement-Meals.com) for the confinement meals?
I also experienced this - I get this feeling too during my period. I thought it's just because of increased blood flow to the area so it gets more swollen and more tender...
Anyway recently have also been having a lot of cramps. Not Braxton-Hicks... Just like a stitch-like feeling all around. very uncomfortable. Same feeling I had in first tri but worse. Guess it's just the same stretching and pulling of the ligaments again... Sigh. Work is getting harder to endure now that I am in third tri - so tired all the time!!
Me too.. Lots of cramps as well.. Can feel the tummy stretching, tummy feel tight..