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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Antenatal Class

Mmg excited dgn entry kali ni sampai xtau nk mula camne... hahahha ***weng*** 
Encik Nizam and I br pas attend antenatal class at DEMC, at first pikir2 jugak...perlu kah, nk gi kah? But Encik Nizam kind of interested tuk join this class and I thought why not kan? Ibunya pulak agak slow sket respon hahaha... 

 
This is the scheduled activity for the day. I would say it was a great experience and would like to recommend for those mother and father-to-be to join in any antenatal class! Especially for the 'first-timer'... Some would say, why should I join?, It's expensive... or it's a common sense! uhuhuh I would say yes and no... Yes, it's a bit pricy but it's the knowledge and experience which u cant buy. And why u should join...simply because it's educational. You wouldn't know until u learn... anyway, it is from the expert kan? Just be there, listen, take part and learn! You'll enjoy it! 

Actually I'm a bit tired to attend the antenatal class that day, because of there's a birthday celebration of my dear nephew, Irfan. My SIL was excited to proceed with the birthday party plan as there's no other week that will make fine for everyone, and gladly she has change the date to Saturday as I cant attend on Sunday. Thanks anyway, I enjoyed it so much...coz dpt jugak jumpa Ipan that day uhuhuh. I was a bit exhausted and tired but baby was so excited waking me up...until I cant even taking a short nap after my Subuh prayer... 

We reached DEMC at about 815a.m to register and the organizer kindly asked us to have a breakfast first before proceed with the activity at 845a.m. We met with Rahim & wife, Lela... he's one of RE at work. Xsangka pulak ade org yg dikenali join the same class..uhuhuh. (Owhh...suka terlajak cite merepek2 kan? -_-'' )

First activity was a talk by nutritionist, a representative from Fonterra. She explain bout what should be taken by mama & baby. She also said that pregnant mummies need extra 300kcal /day and those who are breastfeeding needs an extra of 500kcal! How do u know its 300kcal? Dia bg few contoh foods yg contain about the same amount such as nasi ayam and 2glass of Anmum milk.. Of coz la die suggest the anmum milk, as she represents the brand. Few games conducted by her and free gifts! Me and encik nizam got 2 gifts from her! Thanks! ^o^ (CD and soft toy!) Haa... tringt pasal soft toys ni, die ade mention yg babies (i think few months age) only can detect 3colors that is red, white and black... 

Next activity was with Dr Norleen, she's one of the O&G specialist at DEMC and also she's one of the founder! Pregnancy & Labour Processadalah topik yang ditunggu2 oleh semua. Mana xnya, this is the one yang akan dihadapi xlama lg. And most yang attend pon already 7 months and above.. 'It is an art' when she describe about the process of delivering. The slide show was real and live, about the labour process. Dalam proses bersalin ni, usually ada 3 doc yang akan terlibat that is O&G, Anaesthetist & Paed... and so, we start with O&G doc dlu. Dr Norleen xsentuh banyak part pregnancy as we all hv went through it already. Its the labour process was most concentrated. Usually it's about 37weeks  process delivering tu bole berlaku and there's 2 kind of delivery process whether it will be normal or through operation (c-sect). There's 3 stage u've gone through before coming to the labour room... She describe to us how is it actually the real pain of delivering, symptom2, the range of delivering hours (it usually take about 8-16hours of 1st symptom, then at 2nd stage will be around an hour to two..the final will be about half an hour ....if I'm not wrong). Then, she explain on how the doc decided it's a normal procedure or operation needed based on the current situation of baby and mother. She also shows us the tool  used in the labour room such as forceps. hahah masa tgk forceps tu, berpikir2 gakla... mende besi ni, masuk dalam rahim...xngilu ke? Memangla xde perasaan tgk benda tu sbb dalam hati ni kne tabah sket kn... kalo cuak, mau xmau bersalin pulak ahhaha.Tawakal ajela...

The next doc was Anaesthetist, and he was Dr Jaseemuddin, funny guy. At first, a video presented as introduction...funny one! Hilanglah rasa ngantuk2 after having breakfast uhuhuuh... anaest. ni biasa org lebih kenal dgn nama doc bius. He's one of the doc in charge if there's a need of Epidural and so. Though the epidural is the most recommended but better u experience it in normal way...he said. Then, it was Doc Ahmad, Paed at DEMC turn to proceed with the class... Its a post-natal education what he's presenting. Very informative... but at the time I already became dizzy (haduih...ngantuk gile!) Hoping that time pass faster... Dah xdpt focus.

The next was a tour to labour room and maternity ward. As we walked and viewed the room, I realize mcm xbyk jek double bedded room. And I asked encik nizam, btul ke? Can we afford.? (Kne la pikir gak kn, org len yg kne kua duit). He then asked Encik Din (Organizer), and as we expected... biasanya bilik2 tu adalah fully occupied. If full jugak, then they hv to transfer patient ke level 5 ward, which is executive ward. Then, If xda bilik tu...we hv to be transfer to single bedded room laa... Rasanya keluasan bilik single bedded tu lebih kurang ruang double-bedded (as xdpt view bilik double tu coz of occupied at that time) bezanya adelah privacy and the toilet, u've to shared. TV, both sides ada... hehhehe. Then, encik Din bawa kitorg ke Suite room~ woowwwww!! siap ada theme lg tu. exclusive la kan... berangan aje la! hahaha...

Then, lunch break. Anyway... we've been served 4 times meal! Banyak tu.. rasanya asyik ke toilet je. Sebaik toilet bersih! hikhik After the break, ada match game, 2 partners per team. It's like a puzzle game. Guess what??!!! We won the prize, it's a pair of lil teddy. 'we dont hv to buy bears for her anymore ...we got 2 for free!' I said to encik nizam :p Really2 hoping that the next talk wouldnt make me sleep, thanks Allah... It doesnt! Malah, lg bersemangat untuk dgr! Pn Jasmeen Tay Abdullah talked about breastfeeding...with a demo lagi! heheh There's a lot yang dikongsikan tentang penyusuan, teknik &kaedah, faedah and so on. (Thanks to ARNA for sharing about barangan mengepam!) Anyway, few tips shared by Pn Jasmeen was choose the right brand of breastpump, which has similar suction as a baby. This is important as the pump will help the breast to generate more milk, and causes no pain to mommies. There's only 4 brand of bpump have been recommended... Spectra 3, Ameda.., Medela (but not all type) and 1 more...xingt! She's recommending double pumping, as it's more effective for working mommies. Storage bottle pulak, Pn Jasmeen showed MLO bottles which is BPA free plus it's been proven as 100% safe ,food-grade material. Bottles ni dpt maintain the nutritions yang ade dlm breastmilk compared to plastic storage, though it's cheaper but 60% of the nutritions susu ibu akan hilang semasa penggunaan plastik ini. Anyway, plastik ni pakai buang..so the material itself pon xmyakinkan... It's an eye opening, what she has shared with us. Everyone was concentrating while listening to her. I cant get enough pulak when the session ended...like...plz tell me more! 

The final activity was with ms physiotherapist, its a physical activities. Exercises yang ditunjukkan bagi mengurangkan rasa sakit2 badan and memudahkan bersalin! Mmg hilang rasa ngantuk after this session as we dah warming up and cooling down... hikhik bakal2 ayah pon turut sama buat senaman :p

Kesimpulan, memang experience yg bagus! Depends jugak pada minat masing2, mcm yg I attend ni more on oral presentation. Mayb ada yg lebih pada hands-on activity... anyway, yang ni pon enough for me to say its beneficial! And mendapat support encik nizam lagi, adalah sgt2 penting kan. (Coz there're some yang xberapa bertuah untuk join, as their spouse doesnt encourage and xsupport..kesian) But for me, Alhamdulillah... Banyak jugak yang xdpt share dekat sini, as too much to type plus ingt2 lupa... heheehe anyway, hopefully this will help sape2 yg nk join the class, a few overview..just sharing my experience.

Nothing u'll gain and experience unless you try it!





4 comments:

mRsFirdxora said...

salam..1st time singgah..hehe..thnks tgglkan comment kat my blog...hehe..cam best je antenatal class nie..nak attend asyik terlepas date jek, tak pun ada hal time tu..so, smpai kesudah tak pegi..tp nasib dpt doc yg checkup jenis yg friendly, tak lokek nak bagi tau itu ini..masa checkup pun dh rasa masuk labour room...huhu...

Puan Nurul said...

Hehhe mmg best sbb kadang2 gi klinik for check up pon, masa very limited and kita pon ingt2 lupa nk tnye doc soklan2... Plus, 1st timer kan..lg la byk xtau, experience pon xde. Its good to attend la, tp next time pon boleh kn? Da 34week ni, rasanya mcm xcukup masa pulak nk prepare for labour...hehheh. I yg br 30w pon cm kalut2 nk prepare :p

~Yun~ said...

hi dear!!

besnye da g antenatal class,yun plan nk g next month,xder pic ke mase antenatal class?hehe~

Puan Nurul said...

actvt kelas agak pack la yun.. xsempat nk amek gmba. Heheh enjoyz~