Happy Mother’s Day!!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day!!
A day to celebrate all mothers out there for everything they have done for us!!
Today I’m oncall in maternity theatre, seeing all these mothers in labour reminds me to write something to share with you..
Labour pain!!
It’s crazy painful ok!!
20 bones getting fractured at the same time!!
Can you imagine??! NO, right!!
Trust me! It will be even worse if you need labour augmentation like intravenous oxytocin. I had that before during my second delivery. MasyaAllah.. All I did was praying for forgiveness and mercy from Allah and istighfar… That was what kept me going (before I asked the nurse to give me pethidine 10mg stat when the os opening was 8cm!! Haha..) Crazy, crazy, crazy intense pain.. I don’t even have a word to describe the pain.. Pain killers will only make me drowsy and it doesn’t really make the pain disappear. I woke up again every time the contraction started and that is 4 times in 10 minutes lasted for 30-40secs and all I can do is just pray for mercy from Allah…
The reason I’m writing this to all of you is because I wanna share with you the importance of learning what to expect during labour. I personally have met a few mothers that actually told me that they didn’t expect the pain was gonna be that bad!! My eyeballs almost popped out (literally speaking..) when I heard that statement.. Where did all these people came from? Masyaallah…
It’s important especially for new couples to attend antenatal classes during pregnancy. Learn how labour progress and how to at least ease the pain through breathing method.. Seriously, mommies!!
OK, I have a confession, I didn’t go to any antenatal classes because I kinda know what to expect during labour. I can still remember all these things that I learned during my housemanship in ObGyn. Until now, on and off when I see my pain in labour room before giving epidural, I still teach them the breathing method. So, I don’t really see the point of going to the antenatal classes.. Haha.. Until I was in labour myself..
I forgot to breathe!!
Yes, when it comes to my turn in labour, I forgot how to do it!! Hahaha.. Lucky my husband remembered!! He thought me how to breath in synchrony with my contractions!! (I secretly think he googled that on YouTube!! :D) Haha..
So, my point here is, every mommy should gain a little knowledge on what to expect in labour. You may not remember it all but at least the labour process doesn’t come to you as a surprise. And don’t forget to bring your partner who will be with you during labour, insyaAllah.. be it your husband, or your mother or your best friend.. Because if you can’t remember a thing, he/she better be!! Haha..
The beauty of giving birth is.. the pain just disappeared after you see your baby for the first time. When your baby look at you, when you hold your baby in your arms. You forgot about the pain.. totally! I’m not making it up.. Seriously. I don’t believe that before until I felt it myself. Subhanallah..
May Allah blessed all mommies out there for all their sacrifices, sweat, blood and tears going through labour pain..
Thank you, maaa.. I love you so much!!
Happy mother’s day to my dear maa, my mother-in-law.. and all mommies out there..
XO

27 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!!

  1. Hi, doc. I enjoy reading your blog. I rarely drop my comment. Hehe. This is my first time actually. I just want to wish, Happy Mother’s Day :*

  2. Yup. Before labour i make sure i hafal semua step dalam daddy’s labour handaout (from babycentre.com) really2 help.. pain doen’t go away but knowladge buat mommy on labour tau what will happen next.. xde la takut sangat kalau kita faham.. & tak de la takut bila doktor or midwife dtg nak aid kita during labour… happy mothers day…

  3. subhanallah…saya tak benasib baik utk mengalami semua itu. namun alhamdulillah masih diizinkan Allah menjadi ibu pada seorang anak angkat.

  4. Happy mother’s day! Thank you, epidural inventor! I slept for 2 hours during active phase. Woke up feeling energised and ready to push! But it was still painful when the os was almost fully dilated (on chicken dose only!).

    I appreciate my mom even more after having c

  5. Sooo True. The labour pain is indescribable and this excruciating pain is gone automatically once the baby is out. This is God’s miracle. My pain was 6 hours + 12 Hours + 6 hours for my 3 princesses. Alhamdulillah all are normal births. No epidural. Now left with Growing Pain :). Its pretty hard to raise these 3 pretty girls nowadays. Happy Mother’s Day Doc!

  6. Salam,
    Cannot agree more about the need for childbirth class. i had my first child at Sydney, and the childbirth classes were really awesome. They even brought us to the labour room and explained what would happen, what things are, etc. The tips about perineal stretching and massage were also very helpful. I delivered my 6 children without any cuts or tears (both meanings apply), except for 1 songsang delivery which called for an episiotomy.

    But then, that was 29 years ago. Things might have changed.
    ps, keep writing and inspiring us

    Aty Nadiah

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  8. As for me, the labour pain was gone when they showed me my beautiful babygirl. But the pain of epi was still there. And I blame the HO because there is no need for epi in the first place since my girl was pretty small. Then again, I thanked her for assisting me through the labour.

    I agree with you, it was a beautiful experience indeed. :)

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