Finally Bella is out with daddy. They are at their Jiddah’s house.. and mommy has a little time to spend writing her blog (and laundry!!!) Yay!! I have a lot of request from you guys about my water birth experience.. Today I would like to share it with you.. Of course even after almost 4 months, I can still remember my first birthing experience. The only thing that I have forgotten is the pain.. I’ve forgotten about it the moment I hold my baby for the first time in my hands.. Priceless!! It all happened on July 21, 2011… 0211H : Arrived at Pantai Hospital. Yes, I was all swollen up. I looked like a hot air balloon!! Hhahahha.. Org tua2 kata kalu nak beranak.. sampai hidung pun nmpk swollen.. yes.. I was swollen up to my nose!! Ala ala smurf gitu!! Thats the baby daddy.. smiling up to his ears!! Sorry S, baby doesnt want to wait till July 27.. she needs to come on today And mommy-to-be tgh update Twitter, Facebook and check-in at Foursquare Hahahha..
Since I’m a doctor.. I know how to read my own CTG.. The contractions are slowly building up.. and sometimes I can see my baby’s sleeping pattern from the CTG..Adeh.. sakett!!! Try to catch my breaths in between contractions.. When I came to the hospital, my cervix opening was only 4cm.. You are allowed to go into the birth pool when cervix opening is 5cm and above.. So, thats why I’m still on the bed..
That’s the birth pool next to my bed. The water temperature is maintained at 37-38′C at all time!! The warm temperature REALLY helps in reducing the pain intensity.. and besides, you can move about inside the pool. If you feel like going out of the pool, yes you can go jalan2 in the labour room or just lie in bed for a while.. Dok lamer2 dlm tu pun kecut pulak karang
And that is my labour partner/coach!! Making himself comfortable.. Hahahha.. tu sah-sah tgh main game.. But he never left my side.. ok, not really my side but he was in the labour room ALL the time except when he went for prayers.. Other than that, no.. he was in the labour room throughout.. Thank you, S
And these are my younger brothers who were there to help us out with things.. tukang amik gambar and video, beli food, moral support, buat lawak… Amir is the one with bright blue sweater and Arif is with dark blue shirt.. Thank you to both of you.. KakNa loves you both!!!If you noticed, I didn’t have any intravenous drip (IV drip) attached to me. There was no drugs given to augment the contractions and no epidural. It’s all au natural Therefore, I was allowed to eat and drink while I was in labour to give me some energy and keep myself hydrated. Yup, that was McDonald’s breakfast meal at 0520H. I also had a lot of dates in stock to eat just in case I was so much in pain and can’t even chew After the breakfast meal, I had a plate of char kuey tiow at around 8am
Throughout the labouring process, many people came to visit me.. my immediate family, in-laws family, ‘bestest’ friend forever, Dr Elly who was ObGyn in HUKM also dropped by to support me.
But no worries, none of them were inside the labour room when I was in the pool.. and all pictures were taken by my mom.. It’s kinda nice to be in the pool because you can move around to help to reduce the pain.. and warm water was really comfy. No, the pain doesn’t totally disappear, it is still there but slightly reduced. God gives you labour pain for a reason. It helps you to push the baby out. Why make it disappear?
And my husband was in the pool with me when I was about to push the baby out.. Check out who else was in the pool?? Yellow duck!! Hahahha.. that’s the thermometer ok! Nope, not a toy!! Seems like my labour coach ni termenung lar pulak.. hahahha…
After 18 hours of labour, and 1 hour of pushing.. baby finally out at 2121H on 21/7/11.. The was the biggest joy in my life. My family and in-laws were there to celebrate the arrival of Sophea Isabella. She weigh 3.6kg with the length of 53cm.. She is the cutest baby girl I have seen ever. Well, that might be bias because she is my baby.. but never mind lar kan. You would say the same thing too to you baby kan!! Hhahhaha…
So, that’s my birthing story.. XOXO