Category Archives: Pregnancy

Crazy Giveaways in June 2017!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted, so we thought that we will update with some exciting giveaways happening this June 2017!

It seems like there are quite a few events and many freebies for babies & mummies to win! Why not take a few minutes to join these giveaways and try your luck! Who knows!

Click on the photos to be linked directly to each giveaway!


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Link to register:
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[Sharing] Stress in the First Trimester – The Unspoken & How to Cope

Wahoo….. You found out you are pregnant. So exciting. Another life is in you.

You might not look pregnant in your first trimester. 1st trimester means to week 13th. Your tummy may look small.

Some mummies have several symptoms like fatigue, morning sickness, lack of appetite, mood swing and heartburn etc. Don’t worry. These symptoms might not applicable to all. Enjoy your pregnancy journey.

Let’s talk about some symptoms and try our best to get over it.

– Fatigue

Do not worry.  You are not weak. You need more rest. Rest whenever you can even close your eyes for a while sounds good. You need more energy.

– Morning sickness

From the word morning sickness, many mummies think it happens only in the morning.  Unfortunately it doesn’t just strike in the morning. It can happen at any time of the day.
Some suggestions to overcome it, we can use ginger tea or drops, as can small but frequent meals. If it’s severe, you might want to consider talking to your doctor about medications to treat the symptoms of pregnancy-related nausea.

– Lack of appetite

There are some mummies might experience lack of appetite. Loss of appetite occurs when you don’t have the same desire to eat as you once did. The idea of eating food may make you feel nauseous, as if you might vomit if you tried to eat something.

Try to have small meals or snacks instead of heavy meals at one go if you unable to take it. Try some fruits, nuts or vegetables as small snacks.

 – Mood swing

These are quite common to some as well. It is due to our hormone changes that affects your level of neurotransmitters. Some flares up easily at the slightest things that irritates them. Try to talk to your husband and anyone close to you. If your condition never improve and more agitated, do seek your gynae ‘s advise.

– Heartburn

Many women experience heartburn for the first trimester of their pregnancy. It is common but generally harmless. Though we cannot eliminate heartburn entirely, we can try to reduce the chances of getting it. Avoid food and beverages that causes gastrointestinal distress. Try to avoid carbonated drinks and acidic food. Try to eat smaller meals throughout the day. During meals, try not to intake too much water though pregnant woman should drink more water. Do drink water after your meals. Do not eat close to bedtime. Wear loose clothings. Do not smoke.

With these examples of changes to our bodies, do not worry too much. Any doubts, do not hesitate to refer to gynae. Important thing is to have a happy mood.


Happy mood = Happy baby. Have a wonderful journey with your baby. 

Mummy Eunice
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[A Yang mother’s Journey] I had a C-section, So What?

There are basically 2 ways a mother can choose to deliver, natural birth or cesarean. This post is not about any medical terms or the disadvantages or advantages of a cesarean. But just me, another fellow mummy who had 2 cesareans sharing my experience and how its time that cesarean mothers are given credit for all the hard work we go through too.

I have a medical condition. When my Urologist found out I was unexpectedly pregnant with my first born, he told me that I can only deliver via cesarean and my Urologist had to be present at the delivery. Natural birth was totally not an option for me cause I had some corrective surgeries done internally and they did not want me to push vaginally if not I may push things out of place. And I had to be under General Anesthesia (GA; totally knocked out during the surgery). But to be honest, I had too many surgeries under GA that the thought of another surgery was not scary at all. But to push a baby vaginally, well that was daunting to think about! So for me I did not have to make a choice. There wasn’t a choice to be made regarding how I would deliver. And that was fine by me.

I was the mother who had to be wheeled in alone to the operating theatre. I did not have physical support from my husband cause my procedure was a special one and he could not be in with me. But he gave me a kiss before he left me to give me strength and support. I knew he would be waiting for me outside anxiously.

I laid on the table about to be cut open; scared and all alone with foreign people staring at me. A mask was put over my face, a steel apparatus was shoved down my throat, the anesthesiologist injected something through my IV drip and I was knocked out. I was that mother who did not get to hear my baby’s first cries, I was not the first to hold my baby fresh from the womb, I was not able to do skin-to-skin with my vulnerable newborn. But I was still a mother who delivered my child through an opening on my stomach.

My babies could not room with me as they were delivered at 29 weeks (first born) and 35 weeks (second born) and they needed to be in the NICU for a while. So despite having done a major operation, I had to find every ounce of my strength and courage to pry myself out of the bed to see my newborn. I remember feeling pulls from my fresh stitches when I got up from the bed the very first time. But my newborn needed me and that gave me the strength to keep pulling myself out of the bed.

I was that mother who carried a pillow and clenched my tummy real hard whenever I needed to sneeze, cough or laugh. It took about 3 to 4 months till I could do all that like a normal human being again without feeling any pain.

I was that mother who could not stand straight and walk for a while. I started to waddle around like a duck. But that was how it was for a while till I gained confidence and courage to straighten my back and walk properly without having to fear about hurting my scar.

Am I Not a mother who sacrificed my body to have a scar permanently for life? Am I Not a mother who went through grueling post recovery pains for the sake of birthing my child? I’ve heard so many negative comments about c-section mothers; that because we did not birth our child vaginally, we are not considered mothers. The day I found out I was pregnant was the day I became a mother. I just want to put it out there especially to those mothers who came up with a perfect birth plan wanting to give birth naturally but things go wrong and an emergency c-section needs to be done, they started stressing and get all upset.

To bring a healthy living child out into this world is a blessing itself be it naturally or having to do a cesarean. The method of birthing does not determine whether you will be a better mother. At the end of day, we are all mothers who take on a new role, with new responsibilities and new challenges everyday. Giving birth is just the start of our motherhood journey.

Mummy Sharmaine…

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