This is a discussion on EDD May 2014 (maybe) within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Tannie, i dreamt i was carrying my baby n we both (hubby) were very happy then i went to nap ...
Tannie, i dreamt i was carrying my baby n we both (hubby) were very happy then i went to nap n woke up realised hubby had so many activities with baby when i looked at the photos.. then suddenly became nightmare.. not sure if is my baby turned into monster when brought home.. then woke up.. so scary when think about it..
Tannie and Lingz12,
Ya, actually many says my girl is big for her age. Sighhh... Girls petite, nicer. It is so tough not to carry our first child right?!? I mean, the bond is still so strong for me. I will volunteer to carry her most times until my hubby nagged at me.
Talking about hospital stays and the ward, this time I dont't know if i should still stay in a 1-bedder because I heard from my gynae nurse that the hospital increased their charges to more than $1k. I remembered 1-bedder was about $2.6k, now when my gynae nurse handed me the hospital new list... it's $3.7k!
I cannot remember how much we've paid, hubby paid any way.
Like I mentioned, if they stayed in 1 bedded ward, svs is super!
When to see doc during my lunch time nearby my office. But Doc just say is due to pregnancy, usually it is toward the last trim. and doc prescribed me some oral medication, drowsy and non drowsy. I was like 'huh', no lotion / cream to apply...... and doc said no need.
aparently, It is very itchy and like kinda many mosquito bite in a big patch. i having it on my hand, leg, tummy area. I dont't know why and how. Will visit my family doctor later again. Hope my family doc can prescribe me some lotion to apply. As i hate taking pills.... ):
I think it could be the hormones acting up on these rashes. Different people have different things when pregnant. Some are lucky and dont't even develop any unusual things. 2 days ago, I have been having leg cramps at night. But the cramps stopped when I massaged my feet by tilting them up and down last night.
Maybe you can try to put some cold compress to ease the itch? It might help...
winniemint - do take care! is it very dry? try to apply some lotion to ease the itch? i also like to use the cooling snake powder. i remembered my mum mixing it with warm water to get it to be a paste like calamine lotion - the coolness and warm water really soothe the itch. i had really bad rashes in my first trimester and i went to the dermatologist recommended by my gynae. she recommended putting qv lotion which is easily available at watsons or guardian pharmacy.
oh btw ladies - have you bought your breast pumps yet? first time mummy and really quite clueless on what to buy. thinking of getting unimom breast pump, mothercare is selling it for $299 as a bundle. i know mothercare is expensive compared to others but amazon doesn't carry unimom too. read pretty good reviews on it too. i'm 20 weeks and sonographer said it's 95% boy - haha they dont't really want to commit to 100% as baby is quite cheeky - giving good views of all the other organs except to show his gender.
In the end, I buy pump when my girl was one week old not because I got extra but because she cannot wait for you to prepare must drink means must drink else keep crying... so in the end we decide to express and store which is faster...
but then due to sereve reflux issue, we had to stop breast milk and switch to ar formula milk... which means the pump become useless again after less rhan a month usage...
juzlee, wen I delivered back in sep 12, I paid about 3k in cash for 1 bedder (including gynae delivery charge) after medisave deductions and all those.. I agree service is real good.. maybe like what Tannie said they really serve 1 bedder mummies better? even checking out I rem the nurse came into my rm to go thru my bills with me, collect my credit card, go swipe and gave it back to me.. then carry my baby from nursery into e rm, check e tags and help carry my girl to the waiting area while my hubby fetch e car.. Is this service for 1 bedder mummies onli? Tannie, was it e same for you? wa if service really differ cos of e rm we stayed in then mayb I will stick to one bedder.. haha.. feel super pampered man..
winniemint.. oh dear.. pregnancy rash? I had it for my first pregnancy too but not as early as you.. I tink wen I was 35-36 wks preggie.. but I could still rem e feeling is awful.. not supposed to scratch but I just cant help it.. smetimes I scratched myself awake.. I suspect e battlemarks on my tummy are partly cos I scratch too much! gynae gave me calamine lotion but frankly it doesnt really work.. she did say she could give me sme oral med but I declined as I dont want it to affect baby.. sigh.. e sacrifices a mum makes.. jia you! hope e rashes will go away soon!
gniy, I bought medela freestyle for my first pregnancy.. but I feel the suction a bit not as strong as I would like towards e end (I breastfed for a yr).. so I probably buying another set.. I really love freestyle as it's super portable and also e fact that im used to it oredi.. haha.. but this time I will prob buy online as it's cheaper than buying from e departmental stores..
as for unimom im not sure.. did not do much research on it.. is it an electric dual pump? I personally recommend electric pumps .. and best is dual pump so you save time and energy.. esp wen gg back to work.. really cannot afford too much time to pump if it's a manual single pump.. hope this helps!
Lingz12, only one bedded ward has the privilege of checking out in the ward. 2 bedded onwards has to check out at the counter.
After my hubby checkout at the counter, we informed the nurse that we are ready to checkout, wait for a while before the nurse went to fetch our baby n lead us to another counter. There was no one there n hence she carried my baby looking high n low for the staff. She almost slammed my baby's head against the door cause she was in a hurry... there was another couple standing at the counter waiting.
They did not even remove the tag on my baby's leg till we are home thn we realised.
Car park is complimentary for 1 bedded. 2 bedded is subsidised. 4 bedded has to pay full.
oh they also did not remove the tags for my girl.. they say safer to remove at home..
Gniy, my advise is to buy dual electric pump.
I bog medela swing which is the most popular that time, but I dont really like it and I think it's expensive. I regret not buying dual pump. It is frustrating when you r pumping one side n leaking the other side... also you will waste more time pumping one side after another rather thn both at a go.
I have not heard of unimon till recently. .. I saw kiddy palace selling. .. maybe can wait till sales? I am considering Ardo but seems like the price has increased. ..
Tannie, same as you. My first pump was a borrowed pump from my close friend; which is medela swing. She didn't breastfeed at all, so she lent me her brand new pump. Back then I didn't buy as I wouldn't know my milk supply.
It was really frustrating to be using only a single pump. Like you said, leaking on one side while pumping on the other. I always have to prepare another empty container to "hope" the leaking milk from my other side! Hahahaha! And it was slower too. So this led me to hand expression. I could easily express about 170ml within 10-15 mins! Really faster than the pump and it empties clearer too! No engorgement ever since!
Anyway, recently I bought Medela PISA (pump in style) as my colleague asked if I am interested in buying online. So I agreed. I have not't have my hands on it yet, but it's said to be the most powerful pump (aside from the hospital professional pumps). I hope this time I can yield more milk with this amazing pump. I think ultimately, I might still go back to hand expressing.
Wow Perkyperky, hand express! I tried but no much milk. .. anyway I can't express much milk using pump... I always latch on till I need to bottle train my gal as I m going back to work. .. I can only pump out 15-20ml ... so pathetic. ..
Oh I think we can trade in old medela for new one at discount price, so mummies who want to upgrade, check out their office at Toh Guan.
Hand express can really empty the breasts better! Maybe i'm used to it... And hey! no amount of breast milk is pathetic ok?! It is already considered hard work that we breastfeed (regardless the amount)!
I dont't have any old Medela breast pumps. I heard PISA is phasing out in the market. dont know why it's phasing out too... Thanks for sharing!
About the hospital ward staying, I think I shall stick to 1-bedder... My thinking: to pamper myself before the tough breastfeeding journey starts and not to mention, worthy sleepless nights...
I realized the food from the hospital is not nice, even though it's a 1-bedder. I hope they will improve on the food quality this time! So does it mean all hospital charges are increased this year?
Ladies, I've created EDD May 2014 group in facebook. Welcome to join the group.
I have been a silent reader on this thread so far. I expecting my first baby and my detailed scan is next Monday and I will be week 21. My gynae has managed to scan that I am expecting a boy at week 16.
Any suggestion for the brand of breast pump? I find Madela too expensive. Is Pigeon or Avent good? They are more reasonable in prices.
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Last edited by lalagal; 17-02-2014 at 10:01 AM.
So far i only experience Medela... find it very ex too Pigeon do not have dual pump.