This is a discussion on EDD Feb 2012 within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Dr kee w h. i didnt go for any oscar test as i only found out im preg when im ...
Dr kee w h. i didnt go for any oscar test as i only found out im preg when im mid of my 2nd tri, in the 5th month. but it is to test if your child is alright.
my gynae's clinic is in scotts (he is Dr Teoh), i'm only going to NUH for my 1st trimester scan & blood test. Doc says NUH has the best and most advanced equipment. Yesterday i saw my baby on ultrasound, so cute, baby is sleeping! The scan in NUH should be able to show more details and would be clearer. So, dont't worry too much, petitemum. keep yourself happy and worry-free! you will have a cheery baby!
i was wondering why is there a lump in my right tummy area(ok, just like abve the vagina area) then i didnt know. i thought i had some cysts. and i kept pressing agnst it. after some time, i realised it was growing bigger. and my abdomen hurts. so i told my mum to bring me to a gynae. i thought i had some cancer. in the end it was a baby. wah, damn lucky you know, the doc say baby is fine, despite me going for runs, gymming, and pressing the lump so hard.
still feel so sorry and guilty for my little one. and i dont even know if im really 21/ 22 weeks. but it was just an estimation. and i really hope my little boy will grow up normally.
Congrats springsubway! was hoping for twins so can get it done and over with.. hehe
my EDD is 11 Feb 2012.. so now 10+ weeks.
having very bad appetite too.. past one week been craving for fried food/fast food but vomit after that... praying for all these to go off soon...
any recommendations for gynae at Kandang Kerbau Hospital?
Hello mummies, hope everyone is doing well... congrats springsubway... i actually have the same thought as beyonddolp to have twins... haha take good care of yourself~~~
today i went for checkup and my gynae was asking if i would want to do OSCAR test... I checked with the receptionist and it cost SGD470... wonder if this is the normal price to charge for the test... any mummies who had the test already or planning to take?
I am seeing A/Prof Han @ Kandang Kerbau Hospital and he is very nice & approachable ^^ I also had bad appetite and vomit every alternate weeks and now 11+ weeks and still not yet goes off
Thanks for all your congrats!
Twins may be cause higher possibility of premature labour. if earlier than 37 weeks.... worrying much!
double happiness comes with double trouble, and this is my 1st time.... sigh~
haha at least you dont need to do another delivery! congrats!
BTW, my nausea seems to have toned down a little since I hit weeks 9 and 10. HOWEVER, my sense of smell has gone up up up, and every scent seems to make me want to puke. At coffeeshops I must sit far far away from the stalls and the smoke, and those perfumed shops and aromatherapy shops I hold my breath and zoom past.
I still get nausea, but it's well within manageable limits, at least I dont't need to take the sour stuff to feel "normal".
How are you ladies doing for now?
I had my dating ultrasound scan today. Only one baby
The nausea seems to come at around 5pm every day. Weird. Breastfeeding my 15 month old is becoming more painful and I probably have less milk now. Nevertheless we will persevere until he doesn't want milkies anymore. I'm hoping to tandem feed though.
To first time mummies, I'd encourage you to read as much as possible about breastfeeding. There are so many books on parenting but education on breastfeeding is so important. It may be the most natural thing to do but it does need to be learnt
Good note on breastfeeding ast0212. I read in other forums that it will change the shape of your breasts, what's your experience like, can you share?
Dear mommies, I think I spoke too soon on the nausea. The next day, it hit me like a tidal wave, again. I vomited my food for the first time and now I've loss of appetite... super tired out and feeling uncomfy all day long...
went to NUH to do my 1st trimester scan/screening on Monday. it was not the OSCAR that some of you have mentioned. I only did a more detailed scan (called the Nuchal Tranlucency (not) Scan) like what muaji mentioned which checked for a detailed measurement of the baby - heart activity, size, spine, stomach, hands, feet, placenta, amniotic fluid etc. wow, just one scan, so much results.
the baby was initially sleeping, then the nurse used the scanning "stick" to roll over and over my stomach and said wake up wake up baby, and the baby moved. haha.. so cute. but the nurse pressed on my pelvic bone i think, quite uncomfortable, but just for a while .. This scan also confirms the no. of weeks of the baby that my gynae told me. I'm now almost in my 12.5 weeks, and have another detailed scan with NUH end Sep.
after the scan, another nurse took my blood and said it's to test for Down's Syndrome.
will be seeing my gynae this saturday to know more about the results from NUH... update you mummies again!
by the way, NUH charged me $235. I guess there were no govt subsidy due to my gynae being a private doc...
I hope the nausea will get better for you into the 2nd trimester!! Rest whenever you can and eat smaller meals throughout the day
I went for my Oscar Test yesterday morning. The procedure was pretty simple & fast. Initially my baby was like still sleeping and refuse to change position so we didn't managed to screen the baby's neck (to measure the neck fold to test for down syndrome) but after the doctor wake her up she then started to move very active and even say hello to us by waving her little hands! Yes, we can see the gender from the bottom of the baby where in between the thigh we can't spot anything, so the doctor say most probably is a baby girl!
The test is like what 'Jean' has mentioned... ultrasound & measurements, blood test and urine test (i think additional one). Total i paid $400+ for the test exclude the 20th week detailed scan. One more thing the doctor also look at the nasal bone of the baby because babies with down's syndrome do not have a visible nasal bone at the scan. Thank god, the doctor said everything looks ok but need to wait for the blood test result for confirmation.
Talk to your baby before you go for the test so baby will be more cooperative (i guess) and maybe you can see your baby gender too in this early stage!
So that's what on Oscar test is? It's quite expensive but it is reassuring to know baby is doing well, and it's great the tests are all combined. Over here they are done separately and the costs differ for each scan but we can claim back some or all (depending on scan) from Medicare.
I am looking forward to the anatomy scan to find out my baby's sex!! And then name choosing! How are you going with choosing names?