My Birth Story

Monday, December 11, 2017

It has been almost a year since I last touched this space. In case you have not known, Oppa and I welcomed our little not so little now bundle of joy this September. My pregnancy was one of the reasons why I was not able to update as I intended. I had extremely bad morning sickness which stuck to me all the way through my first and second trimester. It was so bad I lost 6kg as at 25th week into my pregnancy.

So what happened was, my EDD (estimated date of delivery) was 09/09/2017. I had an appointment with Dr ST Beh on the 30/08/2017 and I was supposed to see him again in few days' time for my CTG scan. On that very night, we were watching The Legend of the Condor Heroes and headed for bed at around 2am. As usual, I played with my phone and was about to sleep at 3/4 am. It was then I felt like I needed to shit. So I went to the toilet but after a long 'squeezing' session, I was unable to poop. I also started to feel a little discomfort, like constipating gastric pain. I headed to bed without thinking much but the pain just kept recurring. I started to wonder if it is contractions that I am experiencing. I started timing them. Dr ST Beh advised that once contractions are at 5 minutes interval, head for the hospital straight. Mine was 1.5 to 2 minutes interval. We were still unsure if it is true contractions and we stayed in bed till 545am, when we decided to head for the hospital.

Nursing Rooms in Singapore

BHG Bugis

Location: Level 3, Baby Care Room within BHG
Size: Large
Available : Sink, Hot & Cold water dispenser. There was also changing mat, wet wipes and nappy cream on the cupboard above the sink. I am not too sure if its something provided by BHG or its just items left behind by fellow mummies.
Not available: Electrical point / Waiting area / Bottle warmer / High chair
Nursing area separated from changing area: Yes, separated by a curtain

Personal Experience: Very nicely decorated and clean. Few but sufficient amenities. The lack of electrical points in the cubicles may make pumping inconvenient though. Nursing area is not lockable since its just curtains and people may accidentally open the curtains when trying to check if the cubicle is being used. There is only one nursing room so you will have to wait if its occupied. Alternatively, you may also use the other nursing rooms located within Bugis Junction (see Bugis Junction).
Rating: ★★★★
Thomson Medical Centre
Location: Level 3, near ACJ Clinic
Size: Standard clinic room size
Available : Electrical point
Not available: Waiting area / Hot & Cold water dispenser / Bottle warmer / High chair
Nursing area separated from changing area: Yes, 2 nursing sofas, separated by a curtain

Personal Experience: Small and cosy and exceptionally clean. Would be good if it comes with a bottle warmer or water dispenser though.
Rating: ★★★


Saturday, December 3, 2016

I realise the last time I made a construction updates post was back in January early this year. So here's a quick update. Images are taken from the Fb group so credits all my fellow neighbours ! Blocks D and C are starting to get their keys collected. I am hoping the key collection comes as late as end November or early December. So we can have more time to look at IDs and only start work after the Chinese New Year. Does not really make sense to collect keys now and then rush the IDs to complete the renovation works before CNY. Does anyone have any ID to recommend ? Cause honestly speaking, we have not done a single thing yet other than pinning photos onto my Pinterest.

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