This is a discussion on EDD May 2012 Mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Rukia Hi Climsp, Which hospital are you giving birth at? For Thomson, they told me dont need ...
I have not't been too active lately on this thread as I'm busy with several things at a time.
It is good fun catching up on all the updates:
Anyway, my baby is a boy ( actually hoping for a girl, but happy nonetheless cos he is healthy)
My Gynae is Dr Geraldine Tan delivering in Thomson as well. And her package is $800 (from week 13 onwards) and only include standard urine test, ultrasound scan. She is not cheap but she is a very nice and friendly lady so I guess it's ok. And the best is that her waiting time is not too long, I normally only need to wait for half hr. Since I'm very impatient and dont't like time spent idling, it is a plus for me :-). My belly button has popped...but it was already distended from my first pregnancy so I kinda accepted the fact that my belly button will never look the same again. Put on 7kg so far and baby is 1.4 kg @ 29 weeks and I think that's normal. Only hoping that it won't take me too long to shed the excess weight n that hopefully I can wear my pre-pregnancy clothes again. (fingers crossed)
Regarding breast pads: My advice, just get some hand-me downs if you have any or just buy one box. Not every lady leaks, especially in the first month and if you are a first-time mum. It is not too late to buy some more once your milk flow is established at around month 2-3. No point wasting money if you are the type that doesn't leak milk. But if you are the type who leaks milk, you might want to buy a few different brands to try, brand does not really matter but comfort does. Some of the cheaper brands are quite rough and most breastfeeding mums who latch on will experience sore nipples and you dont't want to add on to your discomfort by having a scratchy breast pad. So far, I like pigeon brand as they are very comfortable but everyone is different.
Baby Seat: I dont't think the hospital will forbid you to bring your baby home if you dont't have a car seat. However, you are liable to be fined $150 plus deduct demerit points if you were to be caught driving your child home without a car seat (only exception is taxi). Being a mum, I think it is a good idea to put the child the baby seat from the very start so they are used to it. Moreover, if you know how to use the baby seat, it is even safer than carrying your baby in your arms. Most babies preferred to be carried, that is a fact. However, most accidents happen in a blink of an eye and no matter how reactive you are, you might not be able to react in time. So I think it is still safer to put the baby in the baby seat.
Maternity Bag: Just leave the bag at home or at your mum's/mother in law's place. You won't need the bag immediately most of the time, you can always get your hubby/mum to bring it to you. The most important thing is to get yourself to the hospital.... so leave the logistics to someone else.
Any mummies experience numbness in their fingers? My fingers tips on both right and left hands are numb all day long and it go worse when I was sleeping at night.. sometimes like all the fingers are numb and not only the tips of the fingers..Doctor said it is common as poor blood circulation...
Until today it still hurts slightly although I can bend them now.
Philip Avent, Medela Pdts at 25% off. I got the digital food Warmer n some new baby start kit with milk bottles, teat brush etc. all in all a good buy. Lucky for me to decide last min to pop in.
Btw, any recommendations if to choose btw Philip electric vs digital steam Steraliser set? I sort of make up my mind to get the digital set but seems that most places only carry the electric set.
Any mummies already researching on full month baby shower ? Scare later come baby out only one month no time to search plus busy w baby. Im starting to do bit of research ( kaisu mummy) hopefully this week can get the hospital bag n my baby wardrobe up, then can concentrate on baby shower research, afterall only less than 10 weeks for us. Anybaby shower info care to share?
Last edited by Gemini11; 14-03-2012 at 12:49 AM.
I used nipple cream for the entire first month of breastfeeding and intend to buy one for my second one now. Just buy one tube will do because it can last a long time. And sore nipples won't last too long, only for the first month or so.
Hey guys, have you all drawn up your birth plan? I'm not sure if its necessary cause it seems drs here dont't really bother to follow it. But, im gung-ho on having a natural birth with no epidural. Hopefully!
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