How long does C-Sect recovery take?

It depends on what “recovery” means to you, but below are my own experiences towards recovery after a cesaerean: 2 days – get off bed to go toilet (forced by gynae to do so, she says it will aid recovery. Also they took off my urine catheter so i had no choice) 10 days – […]

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 […]

7 Tips to Shed Pre-Pregnancy Weight – and More!

As vain ladies (c’mon, we are all vain in our ways! And we have our rights to be), we are always concerned about how that big pregnant belly will go away. We know it is cute, and what rests in there is even cuter. But when the baby is out, we no longer want people […]

7 Tips to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy

This is soooooo important if you don’t want to have an extra 30kg to lose after giving birth. Given that we have a healthy weight gain to support the growth of a healthy baby, we want to make sure we do not overload ourselves on unnecessary calories. If your starting weight is within the healthy […]

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 […]

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 […]