This is a discussion on EDD Oct 2013 within the Year 2013 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Meowmummy, have you signed up for Hypnobirthing class? If not, there is a talk on HypnoBirthing and Holistic Pregnancy care ...
Meowmummy, have you signed up for Hypnobirthing class? If not, there is a talk on HypnoBirthing and Holistic Pregnancy care on 23 July. https://www.facebook.com/events/1381825798702674/. Sign up and receive Free PreNatal Massage session.
The carrier may want to get when you have your baby with you. First time mothers best hold baby to test. I use mini monkey sling and Manuka carrier. Can check out youtube on how these works before going down to trial with baby.
For the pump, if you are determined to bf, no need to wait to see if you have milk. There are ways to increase supply, like eating well, lots of fish, or drink lots of water. Or increasing pumping frequency (rather than having longer pump duration). What is important is your mindset. Can read up on Kellymom.com
Constipation can be resolved by drinking more water. Or taking papaya besides prunes. Same for swells in leg.
Leg cramps need more salt.
My #2 is expected to be a girl too. No change to edd on 10 Oct. I had G. Diabetes for #1 but was lucky not to have it for #2. Still latching #1 though my milk supply has gone due to pregnancy. I intend to bf both (aka tandem bf) once I am able to. I feel bf should last till at least 3yr old but with expressed milk.
I strongly encourage everyone to try bf till at least 6 months. dont't give up. Bf even if you dont't have milk, is also a source of comfort for our babies. They need to feel body warmth to be secured. This is our natural instinct.
All mummies jia you! Remember to pack your emergency bag.
Last edited by Butt8rfly; 14-07-2013 at 11:29 PM.
Originally Posted by Butt8rfly:808131
you got your menses and got pregnant while still breastsfeeding your #1?
Havent stepped into 3rd tri yet but starting to pant easily, backache, sore legs even when i dont walk too much.. fatigue! But i know time flies and soon baby will be out! Jia you all mummies!
Hi, have you booked postnatal massage lady? I saw one at Expo baby fair called BabiesBellies. dont know if i should book with them. 7 sessions at $420 + transport around $56. Any other recommendations?
Hi Mommies,Anyone looking for a experienced nanny/babysitter coming Jan 2014?Location : HougangPls PM or email me at FerlyWorm@yahoo.com.sgThanks!
VBAC: is it safe? - YouTube.
Seek the right doctor's opinion if you really want a natural birth for yourself and your family.
any MTB here going to deliver at Mount E hospital?
hello mummies! my doc has been frowning about my weight for the last 2 mths.. she sent me for glucose tolerance test. eeks!! is gestational diabetes very common?
hmm i dont even eat excessively..same as before, less junk food and definitely no sweet cravings..only drink plain water an occasional less sweetened soya bean.
i've put on 14kg so far. scary number considering we have 2-3 mths more.. baby's growing normal so its all just me.. i cant exactly go on a diet..
moms the word, me too. 13 kg already... diabetes test result is negative. no worries your not alone
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err but my spotting problem came back..apparently i got a sensitive cervix that bleeds at anything.
at least no more low lying placenta and baby is nice and cosy, growing well in the womb. but i'm back to minimal activity=growing fatter. haha.
countdown 10 weeks!!
oh there's a Baby fair at Takashimaya starting tomorrow to 11 Aug!
hey mummies! I'm sure you've all seen the news about Kate Middleton's birthing.
I was just wondering, her baby is 3.8kg. and i'm assuming she gave birth naturally because she's went home the next day. Why do doctors here recommend c-sect coz baby is 'too big' so often? Like I've heard most of the ppl i know have c sections coz of this reason (their babies are >3kg).
I would like to avoid going under the knife if possible, so I'm very worried about baby being very 'big'. what's normal and what's not?
My doctor says we always go for the natural route whenever possible. but we all know on the day itself anything can happen so i'm quite worried. I wouldn't want to be pressured/scared into having a c sect because it would be easier to cut me up then giving birth naturally. but at the same time i know i have to be mentally prepared for all scenarios..
Yes I'm starting to think about the labour process! excited and nervous!
you have to take into consideration that ang mo are bigger built than asian so to them a 3kg baby may be consider normal only wherelse to asian, 3kg is consider big. when i give birth to my son, the lady staying in the same room with me give birth to a 4kg baby naturally! and her very tear till her anus!
but of course, natural is still the best unless on the day itself, something happen then difficult to say . i have few friend have to go thru emergency c-sec when natural failed.
i have been hearing many moms who initially tried normal delivery but later end up as c-section end up paying double (for normal delivery as well as C-section). isn't that gonna cost a bomb??!
omg Alisa.. mental picture of tearing until anus is horrible! I'm starting to have serious FTM jitters!
ya emergency c sect going to be more expensive. but i also think as long as there's a 'safety net' that we can always do c sect , we are not psychologically tuning our body enough to do it's work naturally? i mean, it's always easier to do c-sect. might as well save the labour trouble and just go elective c sect. haha i'm not saying choosing c sect is wrong.. personally i am just terrified of operations so it's not my preferred route.
err.. i'm also terrified of pain and not so terrified of needles so i'm ok with epidural. lol.
i guess we have to trust our doctors then and hope things work out best at the time of delivery. I did ask my doc about delivery and all and she says dont worry its still early just think natural! hahaha.
usually gynae will not mention about c-sec till you ask. for my 1 preg, my placenta is low till almost covering the hole and my gynae still encourage me on natural. its my husband and myself decided on c-sec cuz Im small size and I am very weak during my 1st preg so my husband can foresee that I will not have the strength to push baby out and what if bcuz of my low placenta, baby will have difficulty coming out and I might loose too much blood. we do not want to spend double in the end so we chosen c-sec. but of course, decision is yrs so better discuss with yr gynae & yr husband.
prefer single bed coz no need to share toilet hahahaha. you? who's your gynae?
HypnoBirthing technique. Care to join my friend's talk on Balancing Hormone in Pregnancy with Craniosacral. Come and chat with Doulas, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator if you are anxious about your birth or want to know more. Let's come together and learn together. Here is the link
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