This is a discussion on EDD Sep 2010 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; dl28 and mrs_eg, your enthusiasm is infectious! Glad to see so many happy and positive mummies here! I'm starting to ...
dl28 and mrs_eg, your enthusiasm is infectious! Glad to see so many happy and positive mummies here!
I'm starting to monitor my baby's weight - cos in the past 2 weeks she'd put on half a kilo~ scary!! At 34 weeks my little girl is about 2.3kg now - hopefully her weight gain will not speed up too much over the remaining weeks. How about you ladies?
dont know whether I should cut down on my food intake or not!
Last edited by nightingale; 05-08-2010 at 07:32 PM.
Very soon, we will be sharing the unforgettable experience of our labour process and the joy of stepping into parenthood!
For my 2nd baby, due to 4 cm dilated (too fast) and too premature, doc wanted the steroids for the lungs to develop to work and she needs to make sure I dont't deliver at least till 4 hours later (min time required for the steroids). But if the contraction comes, I will have the natural instinct to "push" baby out and she didn't want that. So for baby sake, she insisted I take epi though I mush prefer not to. With epi, I won't feel contraction so won't push, thereby keeping baby in longer
Now for both experiences! My first one was in-your-face kinda pain when I reached 10cm. It's really quite instinctive actually, once you feel the contraction, you will naturally push. But some gals may feel so much pain, or have pushed so long, that they dont't have much energy left to push. For me was quite lucky labor was fast enough. The childbirth experience is definitely more impactful, memorable and for lack of the right word, more 'meaningful'. The disadvantage was, I was so exhausted after all the pain and pushing, I didn't really had a good look at my baby when it popped, and almost instantly closed my eyes to rest.
For my 2nd boy, I was "forced" to take epi (ok, doc says my epi was worth every cent cos managed to keep baby in for another 9 hours, enuff time for steroids to work n baby lungs were ok) and hence, with no pain, I was alert throughout. Didn't like the numbness feeling in the legs though! Couldn't feel anything, and didn't even know when I was already 10cm! Can say was blissfully unawares of what is called labor pains if not for the fact that I had been thru once before. Can still joke w nurses, gynae n hubby. Atmosphere was definitely more relaxed tho still worry about the premature part. Had to rely on nurse n gynae to tell me to push cos can't feel any contraction. Whole experience was a bit detached, like I was audience instead of main character! But good thing was I was alert enough to see baby pop out. That moment was priceless! But I had post-epi allergy, my 2 legs were mad itchy but only for half a day so that's still ok
All in, both have their pros n cons but if I were to have a 3rd baby......hmmm... I think I will go for epi. After all I have already experienced "real" childbirth. And if epi can make the whole process a smoother, painless (albeit a bit detached) one, and I can be so alert throughout, why not? My personal view only
Thanks MummyofTwo for your sharing - deeply appreciated!
My gynae also recommended that I keep my options open - depending on the pain and progress of labour by the time I am admitted, he suggested that if it doesn't hurt that much at first, I could try using the milder forms of pain relief - like gas - but to listen to the body and go by the pain, and to keep our options open. Basically he thinks that since pain relief is available, it would seem quite a waste not to go for it!
My 1st delivery, super mild contraction started at about 7-8pm. went hospital in the next morning 6am. ent. whenever the contraction inhale the laughing gas. till about 10am adviced to take the pain killer jab in thigh. took it and managed to have a nap till about 11:30am, contraction again. when gynae arrived, i requested for C-sec coz very pain & forgotten about the epidural. ahahaha .... very soon, in the next 15mins my gal popped.
2nd delivery was fast. Morning mild contraction, informed hubby and in-law. hubby went back office to settle some work. baby cot delivered at 2pm. head to hospital about 2:30pm, admitted. as usual contraction come inhale the laughing gas. till about 4:30pm took the pain killer. till about 5:30pm gynae induced me, the contraction very strong, requested for epidural. Everyone ignored me, told them i wanna pass motion and asked me to push. After 2 push my baby popped out. Nurse asked me still wanna epidural? hahahaha
If not wrong, the epidural have to take 2 hours before the baby pop out.
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Hi ladies.. Long time didn't log in already.. How are all of you? Still another few weeks for us to unload.. Keke~ Everyone must 加油喔~
At this period of time, my water retention on the legs are getting bad. Swell up very fast when I dont't put my legs up on the pillows and having some pains on it as well. And also told by my gynae at week 32 that my baby is not growing much, weighing only 1.4kg, and is too small. sigh~ Need to be on high protein diet and hopefully she'll put on some weight by this week when I visit my gynae again. *Finger crossed*
My baby started putting on 400-500g every 2 weeks from week 32 onwards - I think most babies experience a growth spurt towards the end of the pregnancy so dont't get discouraged ok! Keep eating well and stay healthy, and baby should do just fine!
In my case it is the reverse - the gynae tells me to cut back on the nutrition so that I can get my weight gain under control. I have a brand new box of unopened Anmum milk powder (chocolate flavoured) - let me know if any of you would like to have it!
Speaking of which - did someone mention about arranging for a little September mummies get-together? Maybe we could meet on a Friday evening for dinner at Vivocity/Great World City or something!
I'm in the Hospital now and I just gave birth to my Baby Boy last night. EDD was supposed to be on the 1st of September but he decided to come out earlier when he just hit full term.
Well, giving birth is easy I tell you guys! (with all the medical advances these days) I started having contractions in the morning at about 11am. It just felt like a stomach ache (still bearable) and I thought that I was supposed to release my bowels. After doing so, I realised I was bleeding, so I went to my Gynae, (Just nice I had a follow up appointment) After some checking, my gynae told me that I dilated 3cm (at 2pm). It was manageable though. It was just like period cramps. At about 6ish, my gynae told me that I only dilated another 1cm. Can you imagine? Since 2pm to 6pm, I was only 4cm. My gynae told me that it was a little slow because on average, a first time mummy will dilated 1cm every hour. So, he decided to burst my waterbag, I went on without epidural all the way till 7ish. That was when the pain was killing me. it was like triple the pain. I then decided for the epidural. I had the epidural at about 8ish and my gynae sped up my labour by placing me on a drip (medication). The dilation came fast. I was looking at the machine that monitor the baby's heartbeat and the contractions and I told myself that I am lucky on epidural. I can't imagine the pain! My cervix dilated by 10pm and the midwives started training me up before my gynae came. The actual pushing was only 10 minutes and I must say, it was an EXTREMELY emotional process. My husband and I felt like crying. There you have it mummies!
For those who are still thinking of opting for epidural, I personally had side effects. I was shivering towards the end of the labour in which the midwives said that I was lucky because some women have their shivers throughout while waiting for their cervix to be dilated. I felt nauseous towards the end and really felt like puking and I did puked after delivery and now I am all okay!
Mummies, good luck! It's easy! If you opt for the easy way out. =X And that's epidural. Side effects for epidural differs to each individual. The only pain I am dealing with now, would be the stitches and another mummy snoring REALLY LOUD but it's still bearable.
Ahh!!! Congratulations Claralicious!! So glad you and baby are okay~ thanks for sharing your birthing story! Wah now very gan cheong~ I think every one of us September mummies must be sharing the excitement too!
Congrats !!! Hope you have a speedy recovery!!
Rest of the mummies, let's jia you together!!!
the dates are drawing nearer and nearer...
Glad that Baby and you are all well and thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Have a speedy recovery!
Gosh! It's getting more n more exciting!
Gong xi gong xi ..
Congratulations Claralicious on your new born..........
Good morning ladies...
I'm in mount a. now. Water bag burst at 12.30am but it was lite leaking and thought nothing of it till 2 hours later when I realized that I wet my bed. Got my hubby up and got us admitted. My contraction is about 4 mins apart and has dilated 2 cm but as baby is still not in full term, I was given a jab for boost my baby lungs and drip for slowing down the labour process.
Keep you ladies posted. Wish us luck!
Hang in there, mecolemummy and little babe! I'm sure you are in good hands - take good care!