This is a discussion on EDD May 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by lsy I guess if call also will b to your clinic. There should b an emergency or ...
Anyone will opt for Epi if really cannot take the pain? I always wondering whether i can endure the pain or not. My friend told me sometimes, epi will help dilate faster n prevent any c- sect if no energy to push the baby out.
But those who took epi mostly couldn't feel the urge to push n forcep or vacuum seems to come in.
How come our mom all able to do it without epi arr? Still there are women out there who did it naturally so it is really motivating to read their stories.
Actually i am more worried of episiotomy cut ..
when i asked her what sorta 'suffering', she said you'll find out soon enuf....
can't i just drink ginger tea?... No!
warm water?.... No!!
Hot water?... No NO NOOOO!!!
..........end of discussion....................... =(
probably you can find out from the confinement recipe book, there are other type of tea , the book i have are
1) fried ginger rice tea ( my mum said this is quite heaty compare to the dates tea)
2)Pepper and dangshen ginger tea ( this one drink after 7 days)
3)Black bean and " nan dates" tea ( can drink daily)
and basically not that cannot drink water during confinement, just that for the first 2 weeks we just drink less to prevent water retention. My mum said we drink less water , and dates tea actually could help on prevent constipation. and she even said when we drink water, we shouldn't stand but sit down and drink, cannot squat too. Probably after 2 weeks, we could drink other soup that also have the same effect.
Or may be you could go to chinese medicine shop to ask whether they have those date tea in packet form?
Lol your mom is authoritative. Actually I would prefer dates water as it is sweet. Packet ones r high in sugar rather take original. you just drink the water, ask your mom dont't show you the dates inside .
Anyone started to walk more or squatting at this stage?
Anyone start to have braxton hicks?
Approaching to the 34th week this week..have not't yet done any exercises during my entire pregnancy so far. As I previously thought I'll go for c-section, but recently I changed my mind after watching the c-section video, the scar is so scary and the the pain lasted for weeks.. My doctor also encourage me to try natual+ epi. So i decided. what I should be preparing now? Is it too late to exercise now? I wanted to go Apr 22-24 expo baby fair, but that'll be only 4 weeks away from my EDD, not sure if I still can go or not.
I also have some mood swing over weekends, my hubby invited his mother from malaysia to our house for watching out our newly hired maid and help during my confinement. She came in on sat. I'm feeling a bit unhappy and sad because mother in law did not buy anything for my baby girl, her first grandchild. NOT even a piece of bib or mittens..Compare to my mother, feel so unbalanced. My mother had bought a lot for my baby, fill up a entire cabnet already. mother in law also has no intention to give my baby anything after her birth, as she said she only bring RM100+. (dont't know what's the purpose she telling us this). I made noise to my hubby at night, he stand by his mother side, said his grandma also didn't prepare anything for her monther etc...there is no such custom in mayalsia...I know it is not the truth, becos my colleague's mother in law also malaysian, but bought bags of gift to my colleague's baby. Sign..!