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Tips berpantang

I nak share sikit tips tips yang I amalkan for pantang and I truly feels it helps.
But this is for mommies yang deliver normal ya.  I dulu 2nd degree tear. I wasnt very strict with my pantang but I try to be strict for the first seven days, to make sure jahitan cepat sembuh.
Alhamdulillah, after 7 days, I memang dah boleh resume housework semua.

1. Jangan banyak jalan.
Ni sangat sangat penting. Memang rasa beza sangat kalau you duduk diam diam dan you banyak jalan. Untuk yang duduk rumah besar, place everything within your surrounding. Macam I, air, ubat, baju dan segala yang nak pakai, I letak dekat satu tempat je. So no need nak jalan jauh-jauh. Duduk pun jarang la, I banyak baring mengiring. One week saja hehe.. tahan sikit.

2. Air your ‘down there’ for at least 15 mins
Usually after mandi, just anginkan your private part for awhile. Bukan la pergi kat kipas angin, but no need to wear underwear or pad sekejap. Biar luka tu bernafas sikit.

3. Do all these traditional stuff. Tungku. Tangas. Urut
Buat jangan tak buat. Tangas and tungku especially I rasa sangat sangat la bagus. Kalau nak save duit, can buy the DIY and buat sendiri at home. But I don’t recommend, unless ada orang yang boleh tolong you nak angkut air etc. The normal urut usually tak include tangas. Even my makcik urut charge extra for tangas :(.

Cara tangas

This is how tangas is. Basically wap from water is aired to your private part. If you buy the DIY packet, just put the packet, put hot water and arrange something like this. Image courtesy of Google

 

 4. Pakai bengkung.

For me, i mmg tak kuasa nak paksi bengkung traditional tu. Pakai 1-2 jam, dah longgar. I mmg sarung Premium Beautiful je you. Nak back in shape punys pasal, hari ketiga dah pakai. Memang sedap sangat rasa and perut pun cepat sikit kempis. After pantang dah boleh sarung balik baju lama. Weehuuu!

5. Pakai socks, or at least tidur pakai selimut
Sometimes sejuk sejuk ni cepat sangat rasa masuk dlm urat.I memang pemalas yer nak pakai socks, Tapi at least masa tidur kena pakai. Kalau tak badan rasa macam sebu and angin semacam.

6. Makanan.
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Deliver in Ampang Puteri with Dr Marsita Mansor

For our second baby, we chose hospital yang paling dekat dengan rumah. Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital. The delivery package seems quite reasonable:

KPJ Ampang Puteri-Maternity Package

Maternity Package in Ampang Puteri

I chose Dr. Marsita Mansor cos I thought she was the only female gynecologist. Taktau pulak Dr. Marsita ni fofular! And tak tau pulak Ampang Puteri ada 4 female gynea! There is Dr Fauziah (she is very busy – the obgyn for Rozita Che Wan), Dr. Ariza and Dr. Zalina.

Anyway, Dr Marsita has her own clinic in Taman Melati.

Klinik Pakar Wanita Medina
No. 67, Jalan Melati Utama 4, Melati Utama, Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan 53100 Kuala Lumpur
+60 3-4106 6990

Yang best pasal Dr Marsita ni, even when you dah berjanggut tunggu dia kat luar, once you see her, all your anger akan hilang. She just have that kind of presence yang macam mak mak gitu. Plus point is, she always advice to have natural birth. No epidural, no induce.
However, she’s only a visiting doctor in Ampang Puteri, not in house. Her clinic is only open on Tuesdays in Ampang Puteri. Other days, you need to go to her clinic to see her. So usually if you want to be admitted, she will ask you to go to her clinic first to make sure its not false alarm.
But considering our house is nearer to Ampang Puteri, we decided not to go and just wait for our next appointment with her there. Alhamdullilah masa jumpa dia I was already 5 cm dilated and they pushed me straight to labour room.

In the labour room
After dah get ready (pass motion, on CTG), I mintak nak walk around in the room , to speed up the contraction. Masa dah 7-8 cm tu baru start rasa contraction. And it was really coming on so I told the nurse I think I’m ready. But she said jangan push lagi..its not the time yet. Tunggu punya tunggu..and the contraction is becoming unbearable and I can already feel the urge to push. It really feels like you want to pass motion (sorryla dulu amik epidural, so tak rasa apa-apa) but the dr. still tak sampai. Ughhhh. Frustnya masa tu. But I gotta say the nurse was really really helpful. She asked me to lie sideways to reduce the urge. And she even stick her hand inside down there to make sure I dont push. The gas helps too 🙂 Oh the gas….sedut like crazy ok!
Once dr sampai je, sekali push…brrrrr…terus baby keluar. I think I was already crowning when she walked into the room. Second push, I could feel the placenta coming out. The nurse straightaway put the baby to my breast to breastfeed. It felt so good to feel the uterus contracting…
And seriously, jahit lepas bersalin is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more irritating than giving birth itself. The jahit took a while cos she was pushing out blood clots. Twas a 2nd degree tear. But overall I was just thankful that baby was healthy and everything went smoothly.It took us almost 6 hours to get a room. Ampang Puteri kan selalu jer full. Even then, the only room available was the 2 bedded room. Belasah je la. Baby memang room in sekali. No complaints on the service tho. But if I can give advice, it will be :

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Lotus Birth

A few days ago,someone shared to me about Lotus Birth. To be honest, I was quite shocked and also unimpressed. WHY would anyone want to do that?? It basically means we don’t cut off the umbilical cord afterbirth and leave the placenta until it separates naturally from pusat baby. Which means you will have your baby with the placenta for about a few days. Hmmm……

So I read about it.

Scientifically it is believed that the placenta, after being expelled will be of no use to the baby anymore. However in lotus birth it is believed that leaving the placenta to die off naturally allows for complete transfusion of blood and antibodies to the baby. This protects the baby from anemia and maximizes the immune system. Also  lotus birth practitioners prefers a completely natural setting and the cutting off the cord is deemed cruel.

The placenta, while still attached to the baby will then be cleaned and embalmed. Some process includes putting salt, essential oil and also herb to naturalize the smell and also for antibacterial purpose.

lotus birth

That’s a cute plassie bag!

Personally I kind of like the idea of having a ‘cruel-free’ birth. And also having the placenta attached would mean less chance of having baby being passed around and having fewer visitors (hehe). And looking at it from Islamic point of view Continue Reading

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My First Day Out

44 days of Confinement…DONE!

Was so excited to jalan-jalan and of course bring the little one out. Tapi yang paling excited is actually masa nak try balik baju BEFORE pregnant. Baju yang dah 9 months tak pakai. Adakah masih muat….Seriously, I’ve heard and seen so many people who still have to wear their maternity clothes even months after habis pantang. Especially maternity pants. hehe. It’s comfortable they say..

Yours Truly – Sorry muka terlebih excited

                                            VOILA——- Old jeans, Old shirt, NEW me!
Was so HAPPY lepas try baju. Everything is back to normal, if not better, after 3 weeks of Premium Beautiful..hehehe. OK lets go out!

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3D/4D Scan

Excited ?

Remember when we are all excited to see our baby for the first time but all we get to see is black and white photos, that is a 2D scan.
With 3D scans you can really see your baby!

A good 3D scan

What is actually a 3D/4D scan?

When we say 3D, it means the still photo, whereas 4D means the video (boleh nampak movement baby). However for all the excited mommies out there, ada banyak faktor yang affect 3D scan ni. Tak semua 3D scan akan jadi cantik dan tak semestinya kita boleh tengok muka baby dengan jelas. Faktor yang diambil kira ialah :

1. Kedudukan baby : Jika baby pandang bawah, memang tak boleh nampak muka
2. Size Ibu : Minta maaf, tapi jika size ibu terlalu besar, mungkin agak sukar untuk lihat dengan jelas. 
3. Size baby : 3D scan disarankan dibuat pada 27 – 32 minggu kehamilan. Ini kerana size baby amat sesuai. Jika terlalu awal, baby belum develop fully dan jika terlalu lambat baby mungkin sudah agak besar dan sempit ruang untuk tengok.
4. Movement baby : Kadang-kadang baby tidur, jadi gambar hanya static sahaja.
I would say this really depends on luck. However, rest assured, we will try our very best to get the best image for you.And where is a good place to do this??
I recommend www.bayi-ibu.com 
Harga sangat berpatutan : RM 100 
Di sini boleh terus buat appointment secara online dan dibuka sampai malam 🙂
And the good thing is, dia scan dekat tempat berbeza, so kita boleh choose yang paling berdekatan dengan kita : AMPANG, SERI KEMBANGAN & SHAH ALAM SEKSYEN 13. Please visit the website untuk lihat location dan hari yang available.

Oh, dan yang best, website ni ada banyak sangat information pasal pregnancy and they are also opening up an eSHOP!!! The website owner, Jezzlyn is actually my friend masa dekat Vision College dulu. She’s my junior and currently a freelance sonographer.

But before buat 3D ni, kena faham ye, 3D scan ini bukanlah untuk melihat perkembangan bayi, kesihatan bayi, etc. Untuk lihat yang itu, kena buat detailed scan dan biasanya dilakukan pada minggu ke 18 – 24 kehamilan. 
Selamat mencuba!

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swollen feet!!!

At 36 weeks of gestation now, and my feet are huge! humongous! elephantomous! call it whatever you want.

I am already a generous size 9 to begin with. Hence now, I am proudly a size 10 and a half 🙂
It is of course normal for your feet to become swollen during pregnancy, but in some cases it maybe worse, considering other factors : how much you walk, how often you stand, etc etc. Bear in mind that this swelling happens gradually. If you are experiencing sudden swelling in your hands, face and feet, please go and see a doctor immediately as it could a sign of pre-eclampsia.

So let’s see, whether there’s anything we can do to reduce this water retention, or in others word feet edema.

1. Sila letakkan kaki ke atas, eg : masa tidur, letakkan bantal di bawah kaki. This helps a lot, really.
2. Drink lots of water
3. Walk, walk & walk.
4. Avoid junk food ye, especially yang banyak garam
5. Makan banyak potassium (keledek, ubi kentang, tomatoes etc)

Of course, there are a lot more things you can try. But these are the things that I did try, and it works (eventho only for a short period of time)

Nak tengok kakiku yang bengkak gils……

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