3 Ways to Increase Baby’s Neck Strength

This might not appear as anything too important to some mummies, whose babies love tummy time and develop a strong neck in no time. But my LO, despite us starting him on tummy time at 4 weeks, had a very slow development of his neck strength and still could not hold it up even at […]

8 Ways to Start Building Baby’s Vocabulary From Young

We all want smart kids, don’t we? (Given that they are healthy and happy, that is) It is definitely a great desire of all mums and parents, as we can see from the hype and growing spending on DHA and Omega3. One of the first measurements at an early age, is how quickly Baby starts […]

3 Certain Signs of Labour

This is the most common question for first time mummies. There are many MANY different possible signs of labor – loose stools, cramps, leakage, tummy ‘dropping’ etc… but none of these are certain. The most certain signs of labor are only the below 3, taught to me by my gynae: Bleeding. It can start off as […]

What to Bring in a Hospital Bag

This is always the big question for a increasingly-panicky mom-to-be, as the date of arrival for the little one looms around the corner. In Singapore, most hospitals provide basic necessities in the hotel room plus the goodie bags that come along with the hospital stay with the child’s birth. So most items to be brought […]

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 […]

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 […]