Monday, March 9, 2009

"I'm afraid that i'll be helpless and can't take it when i see my wife in pain during delivery. I'm attending ante-natal class with her so that i know what to expect and to prepare myself not to scream at the doctors or nurses when i see her in pain." ~my DH~

On weekends we went to ante natal class kan? As promised, here's the review secara briefly:

SATURDAY (8:30am-5pm) *No Pics were taken during the class kerana sleepy ketika talk & due to aksi2 blue ketika ber exercise;P
  • Ini dia goodie bag that we received as soon as we registered. Lots of gifts including baby apparel, milk and etc.

  • Talk about breastfeeding - How to breastfeed ur baby and byk jenis talk lagi which i can't remember now. But, the conclusion is "BREAST IS GOOD". [DH seemed so interested with this topic..i wonder why???*lol]
  • Exercise during pregnancy, prepare ur body for delivery and post natal. (Time ni yg paling fun). Ade several type of exercises to prepare u for delivery. Antaranyer: SQUATTING (If u can squat 5 times with a BIG & LOWERED BELLY, both heels on the ground (tak ternaik la tumit tu) means ur body r fit. PROUDLY ANNOUNCING THAT I AM FIT!!;)))) DH silelah berbangga ur wife yg cute ini fit, KEGELS (this is exercise for the inner muscles in your vagina (the ones that help you not to pee when you want to), ANGRY CAT POSTURE (Imagine kan kucing tgh nk gaduh or marah..camtu la posture yg u shd be doing) and PROPER BREATHING (Deep, Low & Pant).
  • The sessions ends with the exercise. However, our schedule masih belum end. We went to MV bc DH nk cari ape tah. We had our dinner there and went straight home. Tp still i can't rest!! bc DH pegi booked ticket to see The Legend of Chun Li itu at 9:15pm & ade attempt merajuk when i refused to go. I was deprived of good rest & sleep till 12am and hv to wake up early for another session tomorrow morning.

SUNDAY (8:30am-5pm) * No pics again, bc Kb dgn jayanyer merajuk for the first time selama 10 jam. Wow..rekod nih first time ever merajuk selama ni mmg tak pernah merajuk with DH. Reasons? blame it on the sensitive pregnancy hormones.
  • We turned up half and hour late for the class. Tp the most amusing thing was, our OB-Gyn (lil that i know that she's going to be one of the speaker) turned up even late than us. Thank god my Ob-Gyn gave the talk on least i know what to expect from her. I like her even more!! [Despite the non approval look given by one of the gynae that i met when i mentioned my Ob-Gyn's name, I completely trusted my Ob-Gyn for this delivery:)))]. u r allowed to eat/drink in labour room to boost up ur energy [of course when u r in excruciating pain, u won't be having a lavish meal..a slice of apple or a kurma wud be all u need and some water], She won't performed episiotomy if she saw that u don't need one, She will guide u thru delivery and stressed on the husband to be there-assisting her, coaching the wife and reciting adzan as soon as the baby is crowning [cool], and the best part is she wants the husband to clamp the cord [ala2 perasmian gitu].
  • Mostly Sunday talk revolved around Breastfeeding again (crucial topic..they really want us MOMMIES TO BE out here to breastfeed our baby and A BIG FAT NO to formula)- As for me it's ur choice, u know that breast is good..but not everyone can commit up to 2 yrs kan? Let's try our best shall we?, Preparation During Delivery and After Delivery, Types of Drugs (i was not surprised when the anaesthetician promotes sgt2 the usage of epidural - iye la epidural boleh senyap kan the patient and eased the pain away itupun, if u r not the 1% yg can still feel the pain eventho epidural da jalan -then's ur choice. DH said he preferred me to hv epi so that i won't feel any pain. * :)) such a darling..well, i refused as for now) and Caring for baby -bathing, cleaning, massaging.
  • A cord blood talk by Stemlife- The talk is very brief, mostly i've read in their pamphlet and via research (maybe because they r running out of time). However, our conclusion is: In order to secure ur child future and the family too in terms of health and financial...let's store our baby cord blood into the stem cell bank. Which bank did u wanna choose? is up to u. But we chose this bank [reputable, fully licensed, recognised by MOH & a public listed company too].
  • most anticipated session in ante natal class- visiting the labour room, the nursery and post natal room. I really really wanted to see the labour room-the ctg machine, the bed, the lighting and etc. Curious ek? (I wonder if there's anybody like me out there?). All these time, i imagined that labour room must've looked like those in the drama less privacy-chaos everywhere, ppl cursing in pain, baby crying and what not. I was soooo relieved as soon as i saw their labour room yg sgt privacy, each room per person, thick walls & doors, a chair for one person (preferably for Daddy to be), Ayat2 Al-Quran and etc.

Pegilah ante-natal class, it's never too early or too late i.e, eventho ur pregnant belly is still not showing or ur edd is near (I think...i'm the only one there with a super low belly (org lain yg belly besar still belum lightening ade yg 7 bulan, 6 bulan, 5 bulan, 4/3 bulan pun ade) sampaikan the midwife touched my belly and asked me bile due ni? nmpk cam tak lama lagi ni. *Ngee. .).

I personally think that attending ante-natal class is good to prepare both mommy&daddy to be mentally and physically. SO, i STRONGLY RECOMMENDED each and every mommy & daddy to be to attend ante-natal class. Preferably, at the place where u r going to deliver so that u know what to expect. *Shooh..shooh those who did not sign up lagi, pegi cepat2 sign up now.

I like the hospital bc they really stressed on breastfeeding and on the importance of Husbands to be there during and after delivery (WAJIB ADA SAMA) tak kire normal delivery or c-sec :)


Anonymous said...

takde pertunjukkan video ke bout the labour? dat was the most amazing past for me n the part yg betul2 buat my hubby bersedia... huhu
nway...make sure bile ko nak bersalin ur doc is in kl ye... not swhere in mesir etc...
good luck... ;p

Anonymous said...

Kb: Hahaha..aku trust doktor aku akan ade in KL. Kalau takde aku nk midwife yg deliverkan.

KbZb said...

Anonymous itu adalah aku. Apehal la aku tulis camtu.

Anonymous said...

haha..ko apsal kb..bengong ek..btw..y pink???cukup la baby ko je kot..

Anonymous said...

y pink ape??

Anonymous said...

hehe..aku nk komen kt entry ko yg tulis kt sini..haha

Anonymous said...

Elin: hahahaha..elin dah kene sindrom bengong aku gak. hahahahaa