I believe there are also other independent doulas around but I'm not sure of their charges.
This is a discussion on Natural Birth, Anyone? within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by marmalade Hi hanaabi thanks for sharing ! which gyanae were you with and which hospital did you ...
You're welcome! I'm just sharing because I believe that these are important information that pregnant mommies ought to know.
I gave birth at NUH and Prof Chong Yap Seng is my gynae.
I can't thank him enough because if it was any other gynae, I'll definitely be told that I can't have my baby naturally because she's too big for me, and my choices would be an early induction or a scheduled cesarean! Prof, on the other hand, honored the way I want to give birth and stuck to it.
I believe there are also other independent doulas around but I'm not sure of their charges.
You're welcome, carolinaw. I'm glad that my sharing helped you and (I hope) other mommies.
Most times, the body will take care of it and most moms (if they have a bowel movement) would have passed all their stools during early labor.
It is best not to take laxative because with or without it, your body will pass stools when it needs to. Giving birth is a very natural process, so you dont't have to do anything special. Please eat and drink as per normal because you need to be well hydrated and you need the energy to give birth. Dehydration and lack of energy is what gives problem during labor!!
I didn't pass any stools during my labor or when I gave birth. To be honest, you'd be totally focused on birthing your baby by then that you won't care about much. Just let it happen. It's fine. Your baby will be fine too because there'll be people around to take care of things for you.
You just focus on birthing your baby!
By the way, I just started a FaceBook Group called "Ask the Birthing Professional!" so that all pregnant moms can come together and have your questions addressed.
Feel free to join!
im only into my 17 week but i am thinking about giving birth already!! what worries me how bad is the pain gg to b. n how and what will happen in the delivery room itself on that day. eventho i've watched alot of deliveries on telly but i'm sure its gg to b alot diff from real life. im a very detailed person and so it kills me not knowing what's gg to happen on that day..
Hi hanaabi, I have a question and hope you can help me because I have not't been able to find the answers anywhere...
With my first pregnancy my blood pressure was normal throughout, and only during labour it went up and baby and I had to be monitored throughout labour. I heard high blood pressure is dangerous for baby and I didn't know at that time. I was really calm throughout the labour as well. Is there any reason why blood pressure goes up during labour, and is there anything to prevent it from happening? I really hope it doesn't happen again with this baby.
Thanks in advance!!
Like I've said, not knowing what's going to happen is what built fear within birthing mothers.
I'm in the midst of organizing a get-together to share with moms more information about "How You Can Have a Comfortable Natural Birth Too" so if you'd like to come, please feel free to.
All moms are welcome to join.
Just let me know so I can save you a seat.
I dont't have a direct answer for you just yet as there are many possibilities to this.
It's definitely worth investigating and I'm glad that you asked so that we can all learn here.
I have some questions for you that will help in the investigation.
- Did the labor start on its own?
- How is your pregnancy diet like? (Consisting of healthy food and drinks?)
- Did you ask you gynae about it and what did he/she say?
- Labour started on its own. I went to hospital about 6.5 hours after I started feeling regular contractions, when contractions were about 4 minutes apart. They kept me there for observation because of high blood pressure otherwise would have sent me back home.
- My pregnancy diet was quite healthy. I ate lots of potatoes due to craving for anything potato.
- I asked the midwives at that time but they didn't have an answer, only that it can happen. I didn't have any doctors at my birth, just midwives.
I'd love to know so as to prevent it from happening again...but so far I have not't found anything
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you mentioned sharing info/knowledge with mummies under your care, what do you work as?
i have 3 kids. my first 2 pregnancies uses gas mask & injection on my thigh, they r painful but fufulling experience. they took the same amt of duration, 6 hours to give birth. my 3rd one has a shorter time, fm contraction to birth, 3hrs. no injection no epi, only gas mask.
my hubby said the gas mask is my best friend & he took a pic of it to safe keep.
what i wanted to say is, labour is no easy work, it is definately painful but i had gone thru it & succeeded. hope mummies out there keep a positive mindset & keep it up
Hi I'm a Newbie!
Firstly congrats to new Mummies out there. My 2 kiddos wen thru Normal Delivery.
I didn't took any epidural for both, except was given the "thigh jap" (sorry donno wats its called). Both kiddos was overdue...so got to induce..
Yeah used the gas mask, but it didn't work for me though. My 1st ones was about almost 10 hours of labour pain, she weigh 3.72 kg, while my 2nd ones, was faster, like 4 hours of labour pain...and weighs 3.5kg...
Agree with Worth yLady, labour is no easy work but it's a rewarding effort wen you see your "bundle of joy".
To all Mummies whoz going to give birth, just give your best! Think positive!
Last edited by LittleWonders2011; 30-11-2011 at 06:04 PM.
Thanks LittleWonders2011 for sharing.
it adds comfort and inspiration to me that you got to induce but you went on a normal delivery, without epidural.
Read my situation in this post.
anyone in similar situation ?
advice appreciated, thks !
Hanaabi, I think that you and other mommies who went natural all the way are totally awesome! I had natural delivery but surrendered when I couldn't stand the contraction pain. However, taking the epi was a blessing in disguise as it took 16 hours for baby to come. Anyway, you're great in encouraging other mommies-to-be as well as sharing/advising.
for first preggy, as i was quite dilated wo much contractions, i was induced, wo epidural too as i've heard stories about some mummies getting backache w epidural, so decided to try wo. had gas and thigh painkiler injections though. it was super painful as it's like from no pain to intense pain!
however, since i didn't have epidural first round, for subsequent ones, i opt not to have epidural too but just gas and jab on the thigh. however, as i wasn't induced subsequently, i found the pain more bearable comared to first round as the pain comes gradually and intensify gradually. that's the beauty of mother- nature, whatever you call it... it iust comes the way it should and intensify hence more bearable for me, personally compated tobeing under induction.
i am lucky that my labour has been quite short. reallyhope it's the same this round as well!!!
most importantly is that our babies are healthy and safe!
(will try not to have epidural again as the midwives in the hospital shared that in their opinion, it's better wo it.. as some mummies do 't know when to push as they can't feel the contractions at all? that's what they shared when i was there.)
of course it'll be painful, but that's just a small part of motherhood, the subsequent love,bonding and happiness, (ok sometimes stress and frustrations heeheehee) of motherhood and the love for the baby makes up for it? or basically for me, i forgot about it till i experience the labour pain again! hahahhahha
enjoy your pregnancy! i always miss having baby i side me when i deliver... of course after that, i can cuddle and carry my babies in my arms!
Last edited by verieying; 01-12-2011 at 11:47 PM.
How are you and baby now?
I read that your gynae reported that your amniotic fluid level is lower than it is the week before.
There are many reasons to decreasing amniotic fluid level and it can be a result of declining placental function as you're nearing the end of your pregnancy. However, your body will automatically replaces the amniotic fluid every few hours so it doesn't really matter.
Oligohydramnios is the condition of having too little amniotic fluid. If an amniotic fluid index (AFI) evaluation shows a fluid level of less than 5 centimeters (or less than the 5th percentile), the absence of a fluid pocket 2-3 cm in depth, or a fluid volume of less than 500mL at 32-36 weeks gestation, then a diagnosis of oligohydramnios would be suspected.
How is it like for your case?
Also, the estimated due date for pregnancy is at 40 weeks but it is safe for babies to stay in our womb for 42 weeks max.
Is her head engaged yet? If not, it's also not really a big problem because babies can finally decide to engage their heads at the very last minute.
Talking to baby and doing visualization is definitely useful, safe and totally natural without any side effects.
If you want to try out guided visualization, I can definitely help you but I have to tell you that for it to work, you have to believe that it'll work.
Last edited by hanaabi; 05-12-2011 at 02:13 PM.
Having had a comfortable birthing experience with such a big baby, I know that it is definitely possible for other mommies as well.
I'm just doing my part to make the world a better place by injecting more hope, confidence and human touch to enhance the birthing experience for mommies, daddies and babies.
Your last statement really mean a lot to me as it is my passion to educate and help mommies, allowing their babies to arrive in this world calmly and happily.
As I read more and explore deeper into pregnancy, childbirth and beyond (breastfeeding, parenting etc) during my pregnancy, I was shock to learn that there are a lot of information that if we know before we give birth or even got pregnant, can allow us to have an easier pregnancy and labor.
Eventually, I decided that I might as well take professional courses, gain proper knowledge and information from credible sources and learn from the professionals to become a childbirth educator, doula and breastfeeding counselor.
When the big day come, I put what I've learnt to use and gave birth to my darling daughter naturally and drug-free. She was big at 4.4kg but it was a comfortable experience. It works! ;D
For the few mommies who are asking about my occupation, I hope I answered you.
Basically, I prepare parents for childbirth and life beyond that. I support them during their labor and birth if they want me to. I assist moms when they need breastfeeding help or help with their babies.
P.S. I just see that things can very much improve for us with respect to giving birth, and it'll kill me if I were to just sit on it.
And yes yes, maintain a positive mindset and think positive as often as you can!
Keep your questions coming too!
Last edited by hanaabi; 03-12-2011 at 06:18 PM.
Do you have an email or something where we can communicate faster and directly? Because this is important and concern you directly so in case any of us replied and either one did not check the forum, you know?
But of course I'll also share my findings with other mommies here for everyone to learn.