This is a discussion on EDD in APR 2010 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Hi Mummies, I have given birth 4 weeks ahead of Edd on 3rd Apr. My little princess Chloe couldn't wait! ...
I have given birth 4 weeks ahead of Edd on 3rd Apr. My little princess Chloe couldn't wait!
I regret taking epidural coz baby was super sleepy 1st week and was admitted back to Kandang Kerbau Hospital due to poor feeding and fever. Felt like a lousy mummy and very stressed that my breast milk was insufficient and mother in law ended feeding baby formula.
dont't worry mummies!
my breast milk supply was very low almost nil in the beginning, but in the subsequent weeks, the supply increased quite abit. I guess it could be the breast massage that one of the nurses had taught me as well. As long as you continue latch them on, your milk supply will increase.
I supplemented my breast milk with formula milk as well. I had to admit though, for sometime I didn't give her breast milk as she had jaundice, and we were worried that the ginger in my confinement diet could cause an increase in her jaundice level.
when anything happen to our babies, we'll always feel lousy. dont't blame yourself, by stressing yourself out, you'll affect your milk supply. At least your baby is feeding better now right?
You gave birth on 3rd? we must have just missed each other! I gave birth on the 2nd at Kandang Kerbau Hospital.
hey mummies, ive delivered my son on 14/04.. induced, vacuum+epi.. will update my birth story soon!
hello, my EDD date is on 26th April but till now still no sign of delivery. Was been waiting and waiting and feel so blue~~~ My doctor had schedule induce on 4th May for me if till then i still not giving birth. i cannot do anything now and only waiting...
Anyone heard of ready made red date tea and try it before? My mother-in-law is going to prepare that for me. I dont really like it as still prefer cook one... sigh...
You mean those instant red date tea? I had used that for my tea ceremony during my wedding. My in laws had prepared packets for red date herbs for hubby to boil it into tea for me. Its quite easy, just throw everything into the water, let it boil then pour into thermos flask to keep warm.
The instant red date tea has sugar added, whereas the red date tea that hubby boil has no sugar, and has other things added inside as well. (didn't take a look at it, because hubby boil it every alternate days for me to drink), but as red date tea is quite heaty, hubby's grandmother also fried some rice and ginger slices for me as well, since during confinement we can't drink plain water or cold drinks. Thus throughout my whole month of confinement, I only drank red date tea, rice tea, milo and cereal.
Why dont't try talking to your baby to come out soon?And also do try to walk around more helps you to dilate, some said having sex would help as well.
Thanks for your info sharing. i am also thinking to boil the red dates tea, will talk to my mother in law.
I have talk to my baby everyday and ask him to come out soon since my week 37. But he seem like very enjoying inside my stomach. Do really hope he can come out faster as feel very uncomfortable and cannot sleep well at night too.
hey mummies, been logging in to catch up on posts n finally hav e time to share my birth story..
13 Apr, 2345: admitted to Mt. A to induce. Went to delivery suite n was strapped onto CTG monitor. Nurse inserted induce pill n shaved me down south.
14 Apr, 0115: nurse asked me to rest in ward as e pill will take some time before taking effect. told me she'll check in on me at 8am.. see if i'll need another pill or can burst waterbag already. hubs had to wait in e visitors' lounge as i was in a 2-bedded room.
0635: nurse came n inserted enema for me to clear my bowels. wahh ive never pooed that much in my life before! lol! i think i only slept for an hour throughout e whole night. was too nervous n super hungry!
0650: finally given milo n biscuit.. yayy!!
0715: went back to delivery suite.
0730: 1.5cm dilated.. gynae came n broke my waterbag.. thought he'll use an instrument or what but NOOOO.. he used his fingers!!! since cervix is quite high, just imagine how deep he had to go n he twisted n stretched his fingers in me till e water flowed out! was really very, very painful!
then e contractions started n was at intervals of about 2-3mins. gynae said labour will be very painful n advised me to take epi if really cant stand e pain. then he left n e nurse put me on drip.. another painful experience!
usually im not afraid of injections but this time was different.. nurse said cant insert needle at e usual spot which is at e back of e hand as my vein there is too fine. so she inserted at e SIDE of my wrist instead! just 1 small movement n it hurt like hell!
nurse told me how to breathe in e gas but i find that it didn't help me much or maybe i didn't use it correctly.. so all e way i just concentrated on e breathing technique.
nurses kept coming in n out to check on dilation n also baby's heartbeat cos was a bit unstable. i wasn't dilating much as well so e nurses kept stretching my cervix! all this while i could stand e contractions which was at a peak of 97 but e stretching of e cervix was just too much for me to bear!
around 1200: i asked hw far ive dilated.. i thought if 1hr 1cm, then i shld be about 5-6cm by now.. but guess what?? nurse told me only 3cm! n she stretched my cervix again! that was when i decided to succumb to epi! hubs was also telling me to go for it cos he could see how agonized i was..
e epi experience was not as scary as i thought.. just felt a small prick n then some pressure as e epi flowed in.
now i know y some mummies call it "happy-dural".. it really helped me to relax n when e nurse stretched my cervix, i could only feel some pressure.. same goes for e contractions.
e only thing i hate about e epi was that it made me shiver. my fingers felt so numb so i told hubs to get me a cup of hot water for me to dip my fingers. it did help to relieve e numbness though hubs had to keep changing e water once it turned cold.
i tried to get some sleep so that i'd hav more energy to push later on but i couldnt cos e nurses kept coming in n out to check my dilation n stretch my cervix. baby's heartbeat was still fluctuating too so i had to put on e oxygen mask.. that made me breakdown.. i was extremely worried for my baby n i kept praying. hubs teared too n told me to be strong.
around 1800: nurse check dilation n said very good, can start pushing already while waiting for gynae to arrive. she told me i really hav to give it my all otherwise gynae will suggest emer c-sect as baby's heartbeat was still unstable n we hav to bring him out quickly.
i started pushing n 15mins later, gynae arrived n asked nurse to standby e vacuum.
1854: Baby Shaylan finally arrived weighing 2.76kg, length 49cm, head circumference 32cm.
really, really glad that he managed to come out safely without e need for c-sect as e cord was around his neck in 2 loops!
gynae then stitched me up as i took a good look at my dear son n let my tears of joy flow freely..
was discharged on 16 Apr.. i enjoyed my stay there.. e nurses are nice, food was quite good n e lactation consultant was really nice too! saw me twice during my stay.. will definitely go back there for no. 2 but not so soon, probably in 3-4yrs time! lol
Dear mommy, you had a long labour, but no matter what, at least your dear son is now safe and sound in your arms. You have been very brave and strong.
I dont't think the nurses had shaved me down below and gave me enema!!~~ I was wondering how come no1 gave me that, haha but I guessed everything happened too fast for them to do anything. At least I did not poo on the bed.
So dear mummy, now just have a good rest, holding him in your arms is one of the best feeling in the world.
agree that the nurses and lactation consultants were really nice and helpful. nurses were really patient esp when i was groggy talking rubbish when recovering from my GA.
congrats once again!
i also cannot stand the nurse and gynae using their hand to stretch inside my cervix.it so painful!the insert of needle to my wrist too. my skin is very thin, the needle tube was stuck somemore.i see the needle on my wrist like almost going to come out. nurse squeeze the water into my wrist cos going to finish the bag soon.then i saw my dark red blood was pump out and in.so scary.the insertion of the urine tube.its so painful too.
oh I didn't know epidural needs to fast for 12 hours!
Now i can pump 90ml from 2 breasts but i take 1 hr! i think i should use 2 pumps instead of 1.
Which ward were you in? I was in ward 81.
Maybe our babies met in the nursery.
i see. i didnt massage for so long.i massage a while only.i just shake and push inwards for a few time and try to squeeze milk out. only little bit came out.i use pump is even slower.i try to use hand to pump out the milk before. an hr time like that..only get less than 5ml.its not enought to feed my baby.
my milk still cannot pump out, its still so little. i have no time to spent 2 hours to pump milk cos baby wake up by then have to get busy again.my husb say if really dont have then no choice let baby drink fm.
if we stop bf, will our breast return to before preg?or it will stay like that forever?like that i have to get new bra again.