All March mummies gav birth already? I'm still waiting for my turn... No sign still...
This is a discussion on EDD March 2013 within the Year 2013 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by MsSaggi I took fenugreek too. Milk supply got better so I stopped. Now my left breast often ...
All March mummies gav birth already? I'm still waiting for my turn... No sign still...
Me also have not ... I dont like this waiting, everyday ask baby to come out hahaha
When is d edd?
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Mummies who have given birth, those who had their water bag burst, does the amniotic fluid smell pungent?
Hi all.. Again posting on behalf of dearest wifey...
Wife had given birth on 24th March 2013 at 8.43am at Thomson Medical Center thru c-sect. There was no sign at all; no water bag burst or staining.
Wife was already complaining of pain since last Thursday, and the pain became a lil unbearable yesterday early morning. We reached Thomson Medical Center at about 4.30am. She was dilating at 2cm, but contractions was already every 2-3 minutes. When her gynea, Dr S.F Loh, came, he told us that baby's head was still high. As was informed during last few check-up, baby was big at about 3.7kg. He gave us the choice between c-sect or normal birth. After a few minutes of discussion, both of us opted for c-sect.
It was done swiftly after we decided. Within 30 minutes, wife had safely delivered to a healthy baby boy. He weighed in at 4.225kg, 50cm tall.... We really did not expect that at all. Our gynea said we made a really wise decision to go through c-sect. dont't know whether my wife would have been able to push 4.225kg through...
Wife is currently recovering well. We had upgraded from a two bedded room to a single bedder.. It's more cos of privacy; we have lots of relatives and friends coming. Baby is also doing well so far; he's on mixed formula milk and breast feeding.
Can't wait for mummy and baby to be able to go home.
May I know why you all opted for c-section in the end? Is your wife petite? Am a little worried about going natural too as I'm 1.56 cm tall n Gynae says baby is above average size, measuring 3.5 kg at 38 wks...
Hi, congrats to both if you! you made a very wise decision n also choosing a good gynae! I was under Dr SF Loh to n I am very thankful to him too. I feel he is a pro natural Dr cos I have been insisting to go thru c sec many times but every time turned down by him! He has good reason behind.
When he arrived during my delivery, he care to ask y I did not take epi as I was in so much pain n can't take it.though I asked for it earlier on d nurses turn me down as it was too late, according to them. I suspected it was in d wee hours n doc d went home. Dr Loh was very humble to all d nurses n told them d analgesician still around n ask her to come! After epi I felt 100% better. First thanks!
secondly when I was not able to push after bout 2 hours of trying n thru monitoring by Dr Loh he decided to vacuum our daughter! It was fast! Within 10 mins !!!! Only to find that she was strangled with cord on her neck n thigh! Had it not been vacuum out n kept pushing d cord will go tighter against her!!!!
Therefore I was really thankful!! i only stayed a nite at d hospital as after morning check up by Dr Loh, he discharged me for my well progress! saved me a nite charges!!!
And finally you made another good decision for upgrading to single room. We checked in for premier room however there was no room available til 3pm, therefore I was rested in a 2bedded room which is really too cramp with baby cot in n no privacy as well.
Hope yr wife rest well! She done a good job!
I have the same situation when I had my first baby. It all boils down to stimulation of breast via direct latch on. My baby gal last time refused to latch on ( throughout I only successfully latch on twice). And I tried fenugreek to up my supply but only minimal then my mom gave me to drink hot red date water everyday in place of plain water during my confinement, and to our surprise her friend who came visit us from HK, a certified CL said drinking red date will reduce breast milk supply!! But its too late cos during that time my breast milk already reached low level and decided to stop, at 2.5 mths.
This time round no more red dates for me n baby boy is happily latching on ( I only did once a day now) and breast milk is sufficient to store at the freezer compartment now! Most impt, its no use getting upset over lack of breast milk, it will affect your overall mood and become unhappy most of the time. Just take it easy I dont regret feeding my no. 1 w formula since third month though.
Anyone looking for cf lady? I have a good one to intro: Aunty Mary
Very experience lady that knows all sorts of confinement food, methods to reduce jaundice in baby within short period, food to take if baby is having jaudice, etc.
She also does post natal massage and is really a full time cf lady that does not need the mummy to take care of baby during the feeds including night time.
Different food menu for everyday ...
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Contact her at 82619739 or +60167421551
I am letting go 6 bottles of fermented red rice wine for $11ea cos I am not a wine eater and did not manage to finish that much after my confinement this week.
SMS me at 97688844 if you are interested
Apr Gal: my mum prep 炒米水 for me in place of red date drink but she say refrain from keep drinking it as scare of 水肿 (swollen) and water cannot pass out from body. Same for any fluids. As for in place of iron loss i'll check and get back to you, mostly is thru eating chicken liver and kidney with rice wine and other confinement food. Occasionally my mom will prepare longan drink in place of red date tea. No sugar added as sugar will cause confinement mom to have 'wind'. Most imptly it lies with the latching on skill of your baby to increase breast milk supply enjoy and endure!!
Last edited by Shinymint; 27-03-2013 at 01:12 AM.
Hi all.. Daddy here again.. Mummy n baby are safely home...
Our stay at Thomson Medical Center was indeed a good one.. From the housekeeping, to tea lady, to nurses n doctors.. Simply no complains... The only bad thing was when we saw the bills (haahaahaa....) All in, we had to pay around $5700 in cash.... I'm not sure if this is considered cheap or costly.. It's been ten years since our first child.. My wife went thru c sect with epidural, n staying in a single bedder... There goes the baby bonus... Lol...
But I took it with a pinch of salt.. I waited ten years for my next child.. Really completes the family.. Me, wife, 10 yrs old daughter, n now my baby boy ( gynea Dr S.F Loh called him baby sumo cos of his 4.225kg)...
Almost double my baby weight . So long baby is healthy, everything is worth
Congrats to both of you NikeGodess! It's nice to hear that the baby is healthy and everything is smooth!
Congrats to all mummies having snake baby this year
Wow..this thread is still so happening..have not't logged in for awhile now since the March mummies facebook page was up. Hee hee..
Hope everyone is doing well.
Hi all mummies, hope all are coping well and speedy recovery!
I am quite stressed over the cries of baby boy. its his third week now, and his cries can last for hours.
Do you all experience the same?
I am wondering is it due to colic. everything was done, fed, changed, tried all means to calm him but all lasted only for few minutes and his cries will continue. very scared if too much crying will cause negative effect on him or not..