Baby J at 2.774 kg
- Cordlife package – checked
- Work – Still trying to complete
- Hospital bag – More or less checked
- Last minute things-to-bring list (hopefully it wun be a frantic, got-to-go-straight to hospital kind of delivery!) – checked
What else? What else? What else?
Questions fill my mind as I prepare for motherhood… especially since I am about to pop like ANY TIME?
Today I had my appointment with Dr Tan. Boy, I actually prepared a list of questions to ask/’bombard’ him! Though I have already been googling the answers but you know, I just want to get re-re-re-assurance right out from the horse’s mouth. I need to know the answers are for ME.
The most important question for today in my opinion (and I am sure for all first time mommies) is
“What are the signs and symptoms for me to check into hospital?”
Dr Tan replied that there are 3 signs (or rather he counter asked me and I replied him correctly… LOL!)
1. Real contractions
Not the Braxton Hicks/fake ones. How would I know what’s the real thing is like? When there’s pain associated with the contractions and the pain doesn’t go away. Dr Tan advised me that one hour is a good gauge. If the pain doesn’t go away in an hour, GO TO THE HOSPITAL.
2. Breaking of water bag
This is easy.
3. Release of mucous plug
This is the plug which forms on the cervix during pregnancy and it’s purpose is to prevent any bacteria from getting into the uterus. It’s cloudy and could be bloody and when it’s discharged, it means that labour will happen any time from a few days to hours!
So, please keep praying for me to have a smooth, uncomplicated, FAST delivery and that Baby J will come out healthy and strong!