My Labour Story..

Alhamdullillah.. I’ve safely delivered a beautiful baby girl who looks exactly like her father on Jan 19, 2013 at 1953H :) Well, it wasn’t like a typical movie type story where my waterbag broke while I was shopping (eventhough I kinda hope it would turn out that way!! Hahah..)

It was actually an induced-labour. My ObGyn had to induced me because my blood pressure is high and my amniotic fluid is getting less which is not a good sign. So, I was given 2 options.. #1: straight for LSCS operation (Lower Segment Caeserian Section) OR #2: trial of vaginal delivery with close-fetal monitoring..

I have set my mind to go for vaginal delivery because it’s easier taking care of vaginal delivery wound rather than operation wound. Pain is much much more managable post vaginal delivery. (Paracetamol is enough, not need high tech medications..!!) and as much as possible, I don’t wanna have any surgery that will prevent me from having 10 kids!! AHhaha.. Yes, if you had previous LSCS, maximum amount of pregnancy you can do is only about 3 to 4 because of the risk having uterine rupture and many other health issues.

So, vaginal delivery it is.. I prayed to God for safety of the baby and myself during delivery. Only God knows whats best for me..

After being reviewed by my ObGyn, I got a green light saying I can proceed with vaginal delivery.. At around 11am, that Saturday morning, I was started on oxytocin, a medication that is given thru the intravenous drip to stimulate my uterus to contract. Every 30 minutes, the dosage of oxytocin will be increased until I have a regular contraction.

Slowly the contraction started and the pain builds up. No it wasn’t a waterbirth this time because of my high blood pressure. My BP needs to be monitored regularly and my baby also needs a regular monitoring. Pain was getting more intense over time. I was on Entonox gas as my pain killer.. It’s actually a 50:50 mixture of nitrous oxide and O2. And I can feel myself getting dizzy and lightheaded, but not for long. When the cervix opening was 7cm, I just don’t think the Entonox works anymore.. and I requested for some pain killer injections. Got it..! But somehow, the labour pain is much much stronger that the effect of the painkiller!! Hahaha… All I can do is just doa and bear the pain.. And my husband was in the labour room next to me all the time!! I guess he was my painkiller!!

Around maghrib time, I feel like pushing, I know her head is down there!! My husband went for maghrib prayer for a while.. The labour room staff nurse checked on me and told me, “Hmmm.. dah boleh push dah ni doctor, tp Prof (my ObGyn) dgn husband doctor gie sembahyang.. Tunggu kejap boleh?” and I was like… “WHAT????!!!” Hahhaha.. that’s the worst thing you can tell a woman in labour ok!!

After about 10 minutes of waiting.. huh!! Both of them arrived from surau hospital. My ObGyn gown up.. Hubby is back next to me.. and my ObGyn told me push.. After 2 pushes, alhamdullilah my baby is out! (Or was it three times? Can’t remember!!) She cried.. I, urrmm.. didn’t cry but feels sooooo relieved because she’s alright! Alhamdullillah :)

186 thoughts on “My Labour Story..

  1. Hahhaha.. that’s the worst thing you can tell a woman in labour ok!!

    adoi, tergelak baca ayat ni…sempat lagi tu…
    tapi memanglah, bikin amarah jek dalam sakit2 suh kita tunggu lagi…hehehe

  2. haha…feels lil’bit funny when u said must wait… actually this is kinda usually for us doctor…. sometimes not for wait but delayed ….but what can do… lots doa… alhamdulilah..all save

  3. Alhamdulillah and congrats Doc. Looking forward to the pix of your new princess. Your husband will have to bear the squeals and shrieks of 3 pretty girls after this …. Hihihi.

  4. Alhamdulillah, congratulations on your newborn baby girl. Same here, 2 girls :).
    Moga menjadi anak2 solehah. Take care doc. Selamat berpantang!

  5. welcome to the world lil baby!

    On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM, nurul ashikin mohamed hassan wrote:

    > welcome to world baby! > > > On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Barely Supermommy <

  6. congrat Dr. halina and family! 2 down! 8 more to go!!! hehe xsabar nak tatap wajah adik bella. berapa berat princess no 2 ni? ritu baca Dr. cakap xcukup berat. alhamdulilah semuanya selamat. syukur.

  7. congrates dr..smg baby girl terus membesardgn sihat n solehah.n for sure,go go BF:-) kakak bella dengki x dgn adik baru?hehe..

  8. tahniah dr halina and dr sheikh..cerita dr ni mengingatkan kisah my wife masa deliver our 1st son 5yrs back..the baby quite small and my wife hv to give birth to the baby 4weeks earlier.Kena induce drip, then as a pain killer she got the Entonox gas too. as the drip goes faster, makin sakit. Thank God, masa dia induce to, lepas isya’. so i can wait with her sampai bersalin.at 11pm she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, at 36weeks, our baby boy was only 2.01kg. kena monitor kejap je kat NICU, then, hari ni baby boy tu dah jd anak bujang dengan berat 22kg.. thanks dr, for sharing yr thought, and remind me back to our lovely memory 5yrs back.May Allah bless you and yr family..amin..

  9. Haaa…dok..i pn penah alami situadi mcm ni masa anak ke3..nurse boleh ckp kt saya…kak..kakk..tunggu kejap ye kak..saya nnk pakai apron…arghhhhh…sedangkn kepala dh keluar…uhhhh….

  10. dr halina…. sape name adik bella ni? kalu kakak die name ‘sophea isabella’, msti adik die pun sophea jugak kan? let me guess, ‘sophea issandra’ ke? :-)

  11. Dr, I am still single, and I read your blog because I think motherhood is awesome. Mudah-mudahan dipertemukan jodoh yang baik dengan cepat and I could experience motherhood too.Btw, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! May Allah bless you.

  12. salam n congrats dr.halina..the baby must be small kan? tgk dr. rilex je leh ddk bersila lg heheh..hope mummy n baby are healthy n selamat berpantang ;)

  13. alhamdulillah..tahniah doc..saya suka tgk doc’s lifestyle & family..so peaceful.. :)
    moga doc & family sentiasa berada di bawah rahmatNYA..insyaAllah.

  14. I hope to see your newborn in the next post . Congrats to you and Dr Sheikh Muszaphar for the baby girl . Surely , I bet the baby will be as cute as you :)

  15. Congrate Doc, husband and a cute little sister; Bella….Thanks to Allah semua selamat…I am waiting for my time which due on July (best la mengganti puasa yg byk nnt…huhu!)

    Well, I am not sure that I can VBAC or not, last time saya kena c-ser sbb jalan tak terbuka even 7 hours been induced! Even people said labour pain if being induced is double than a normal pain in labour, but I’m lucky I didn’t felt any pain…rupanya kepala anak sy terbelit tali pusat which tali pusat tu clog the way out! huhu…but my Obgyn said, the case would happen again which decreased my percentage to try VBAC…

  16. tahniah doc..n bella also…mti super duper cute beby..spatutnya jangkaan sy bsalin sama dgn doc..tp nmpknya doc dh lega….sy pulok duk tgu je…bdebar ade gak even anak no.3…upload cpt2 pic doc….

  17. same like me lah haha.. time tu nurse nk tdo lg kul 4lebih xleh salah diaorg juga tp time tula sakit sesgt.. nurse leh smbg tdo kat meja rasa nak nangis je..mmg dah nangis pun masa tu haha..tula antara pengalaman yg xdapat dilupakan. Betul cakap dr. hsbd kita la ubat penenang kita masa tu. Dia masuk je saya terus merengek mcm bdk kecik hehe (~v^)

  18. congrates dr halina & family. Looking forward for more exciting stories. Although I am still single, reading your experience is really a joy & as what people said motherhood is awesome. What is the princess’s name?

  19. Congrat! When i heard someone is going to give birth…. I feel anxious juz like me in labour room last time. Only God knows the pain we woman have been thru for giving birth of His beautiful priceless gift! Subahanaallah!!

  20. Assalamualaikum..tahniah doktor Halina n doktor SMS.
    Seronok baca cerita baby n Bella dlm blog doktor ni.
    Cepat2 kongsi nama n gambar baby ya ;)

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  22. Congratulation DR. Halina & family. =D

    Birthday adik Bella same as my brother, 19 Jan. sure do I will remember this date for the rest of mylife. well..
    If my Brother grow up to be a great & handsome engineer, I pray that ur baby, will grow up to be a beautiful and kind-hearted lady… InshaAllah…

    p/s : can’t wait for the pictures of the baby. :)

  23. Alhamdulillah n tahniah….. Akhirnya 2nd bby dh ada dlm dakapan doc weeee~ doc nk tnya skit mana lebih sakit beranak dlm air atau beranak atas katil? :) Saya teringin nk tau perbezaan nye….slmt berpantanggggg doc…..

  24. Great news!Alhamdulillah syukur kepada Allah. Congrates Dr. Halina & Dr. SMS..and Bella too!:-)just can’t wait to see the photos of the newborn baby!what ‘s her name Dr.?

  25. Dr…Tahniah…1st atas kurniaan ke-2…2ng Tahniah sebab masih sempat fikir buat keputusan bersalin normal utk kuota 10…sggh besar pengorbanan mu ibu…sebab itulah “SYURGA DIBAWAH TAPAK KAKI IBU”..

  26. Later on mommy & daddy will be much more busy with these superfast growing princess.. Awesome!
    May Allah brings more and more happiness to your family, and may your wish of having 10 children come true. :)

    * Any guides to have a bb girl? I have 2 boys now, really wants a girl in the house . )

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  28. Tahniah doc. i hope that i sempat baca experience u in labour so that i takkan kena LSCS. Nak sangat bersalin normal. Anyway selamat berpantang dan take care.

  29. Kelakar la dr ni…….part hubby n obgyn g solat maghrib tu,boleh plak suruh tunggu kejap jgn pushhhhh lg……adoyai….funny2x. U make my day today.pg2 tsenyum baca artikal dr hi.anyway tahniah dr. ;))))

    • congrats!! it was very togh times! im in your situation during gving birth to my daughter last may 2012! ehhehe… alhamdulillah semua dh selamat.. when you come home? selamat berpantang ye! :) xoxo..

  30. i hope i will get the same strenght when deliver my first newborn baby soon..just counting days now..huhuhuhu pray for me…i can’t wait to be a mum but the same time i quite nervous to facing with the pain..too many story i heard and it really annoying me..huhuhu

  31. Alhamdulillah… berat baby berapa? hope that both of u healthy! juz want to share with u, anak saya juga pernah lahir sbagai baby x cukup berat badan. salah satu teknik yang boleh membantu menambah berat badan dia ialah dengan urutan. memang sangat berkesan. maybe u can try.

  32. Salam Doc….tahniah selamat melahirkan. Nk tny sket kalau dah 2 kali melahirkan secara C-Sect yang ke-3 bleh ker melahirkan secara normal….

  33. Tahniah Dr. Halina & Dr. Sheikh for the latest bundle of joy in the family. 2 sudah… 8 more to come! hehehe…Bella is a proud ‘kakak’ now :-)

  34. Tahniah Dr Halina dan Dr Sheikh. Bila nak tunjuk gambo princess yang baru ni. x sabar plak. Take care Dr dan selamat menjalani ibadah berpantang. Nanti pas pantang boleh makan cekelat Mars banyak2 ya.

  35. congratulations dr halina! wahhhh sempat lg update blog masa confinement ye. you’re truly adorable n inspired me to have more kids! haha

  36. Congratulation Dr, for your 2nd child!!!! Hope u will post your new baby pictures ASAP!! cant wait for the introduction!!

  37. Congrats to Dr & family. I wanna ask why you didn’t take the epidural to ease the pain? I just wonder why an anaes doctor did not choose epidural?

  38. Congrats Dr. and hubby..another baby girl. Alhamdulilah semuanya selamat.
    Take care and hv a gd rest..xsbr nk tgok latest photo.

  39. Tahniah Dr & family. Saya anak 1st dah kena induce. So, if orang tanya mana lagi sakit between bersalin normal and induced saya jawab same jerrr…hahaaa.even tak da experience bersalin normal lagi :)

  40. salam.
    i was wondering what was the gestational age when you deliver the baby eh dr?
    also, maybe you can compare water birth & normal birth experience in your next post :)
    may Allah bless you & your family xx

  41. congrates Dr!i’m now doing my obgyn postg before my final exam as medical student..so,ur bp was not so high..just pih rite Dr?glad both of u are ok..Alhamdulillah~

  42. alhamdulillah… semoga segala2nya dipermudahkan & dimurahkan rezeki sekeluarga hendaknya… pasni doakan dapat baby boy lak yerrr….. :)

  43. just notice, there is always 10 meaningful no. in your life. Bella 2+1+7 = 10, Tasha 1+9= 10. If add both date and month, Bella is 10, Tasha is 11, 3rd…12 maybe and so on until 19… Another 8 to come insyaAllah.

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