65 First Food Ideas

Starting solid food for the baby is a major milestone in his first year. I waited patiently for 6 months before giving him his first solid food (according to WHO, total and exclusive breastfeeding is highly recommended for the first 6 months). There are multiple sources of recommendations as to which foods are best as […]

5 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Awesome!

Breastfeeding is such a great thing that nature has created. But it’s not easy to breastfeed exclusively, and even less so if the mother heads back to work. Knowing the many difficulties, it takes a whole lot of determination to keep on breastfeeding. Many times, I had wanted to give up (especially when breastfeeding my […]

Non-bake Lactation Cookies

There are many recipes for lactation cookies out there, but sometimes I find that it takes a lot of time to bake a batch. With a baby who needs lots of attention, no fixed sleeping schedule and does not nap longer than 30 minutes each time, this was almost an impossible task. Yet, I found […]

Step by Step Journey of a C-Section (Day 3)

This was the final full day at the hospital, and it was where I had to make sure I was ready to get discharged the next day. Less of lazing around and more checks so I wouldn’t be at a loss when I go home. By Day 3, I was no longer consistently being monitored […]

Step by Step Journey of a C-Section (Day 2)

Although a Caesarean takes only 1 day, the recovery is a looooooooong process. The first few days, in particular. For those going through this for the first time, it’s a freaky process, so I hope my account here helps ease some doubts and help you get prepared mentally. (it’s not that bad actually, but it’s […]

Step by Step Journey of a C-Section (Day 1)

Since my baby refused to turn, I was scheduled for a C-Section on week 38.5 of my pregnancy – late enough for his to grow a fair bit (estimated 3.2 kg by scanning), but not too late to risk the water bag breaking or any form of contractions before the scheduled C-Section, to avoid an […]

6 Ways of Turning a Breech or Transverse Baby Naturally

My first child was a stubborn and “lazy” baby, right from the start. He was always in a lying / horizontal position when scanning. It was good for the scanning because he was always facing the right directions to make the gynae / sonographer’s job easy. But as the pregnancy advanced, I had been waiting […]

What to eat – Diet catered to fetal development

During pregnancy, everyone advises you to eat more, eat better, so the baby can grow well. How much more is more? How much better is better? What exactly do you need to eat to help the baby grow better? Eat healthily, people say. But that’s still too vague. What exact nutrients does my baby need, […]

Recommended Baby Weight Chart

*Throwback to my first pregnancy* At my 20 weeks detailed scan, the sonographer gave me a shock by telling me there were a few things she needed to “double check” with a more senior and experienced sonographer. Apparently, my baby’s thigh bone length and abdominal width is way higher than average. In fact, when the […]

Why Can’t Scientists be Entrepreneurs?

It’s not the first thing people associate together — Scientists and Entrepreneurs. Why? Because of the many (stigmatic) differences between the two. 1. Scientists are practical; Entrepreneus dream big. 2. Scientists are analytical; Entrepreneurs are creative. 3. Scientists are conservative; Entrepreneurs are risk-takers. As I went through business school, majoring in entepreneurship, I constantly struggled […]