Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stomach Cramp

Dear readers,

Nah, sekeping dua gambar raya yang tak seberapa.. :p first raya lepas sembahyang raya baru balik Ipoh, my hometown. First time beraya sebagai isteri, pagi2 dah bangun kejut suami, dan siap2kan baju dia (tapi sebenarnya bibik yg gosok.. kikiki)

Syahdunya mintak maaf dengan suami, boleh dia gelak2 pulak tgk kita emo, chait!

Ni gambar kat rumah my cousin, raya ketiga, kena paksa karok. ok la, nk menghiburkan hati sedara mara, kami pasrah..namun.. masakan hari tu mmg terbaik. Ikan keli masak merah, daging kicap, sambal belacan, rebung. Makan bertambah2 la kami berdua.

Malam semalam, first time kena stomach cramp. Memang la gelisah betul satu malam, nak pusing sana sakit, pusing sini pun sakit. Keras je rasa perut. Soo worried about the baby inside, apa yang tak kena ni? Dah dekat subuh baru boleh nak tido lena. Pagi2 terus check internet before calling the doctor.

Stomach cramp during pregnancy

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Should I be worried?

-While they are undoubtedly one of the more 'scary' symptoms of pregnancy, it may reassure you to know that stomach cramps aren't usually a cause for concern. Your body goes through such huge changes while you're growing a baby that cramping is often just an all-too-common side effect.

Occasionally, however, stomach cramps are a sign of a more serious problem so it's important to listen to your body and see your doctor when something doesn't feel right.

What causes stomach cramps in pregnancy? -More often than not, cramping during pregnancy is nothing more than your body adjusting to the weight of your developing baby. It's important to remember this, to stay calm and to try not to worry unduly. Remember, only occasionally do tummy cramps signify a more serious condition.

Common causes of stomach cramps:

Implantation -Cramping in very early pregnancy can be caused by the embryo implanting in the wall of your womb and the subsequent changes that need to occur to prepare your body to carry a child.

Stretching -As your pregnancy progresses, your body needs to find space for your developing baby. Stomach cramps are often just a side effect of your muscles and ligaments stretching to make room. The extra weight that carrying a baby places on your body can also cause cramping but again this is usually nothing to worry about.

Indigestion -Indigestion, wind and constipation are all common causes of abdominal cramping during pregnancy.

Orgasm -While you have no need to worry that having sex while you're pregnant is going to hurt your baby in any way, orgasms can sometimes bring on cramping in the lower back and abdomen. This will usually subside after a couple of minutes though, particularly if you get your partner to give you a back rub!!!

Stress -Stress and tension can sometimes bring on uncomfortable stomach cramps with or without back ache. This is because feeling stressed can cause muscles all over your body to tighten, and this can be most noticeable in areas already under strain.

More serious causes of pregnancy stomach cramps:

Ectopic pregnancy - A pregnancy is said to be ectopic if a fertilised embryo implants outside of the womb (usually in the fallopian tubes). Symptoms can include severe pain to one side of the abdomen, dizziness and bleeding.

Miscarriage - Symptoms of a miscarriage can include severe abdominal cramping with spotting or heavy bleeding.

Pre-eclampsia - Stomach cramps can sometimes be a symptom of the high blood pressure related condition pre-eclampsia, particularly if they are accompanied by a sudden swelling of the hands, feet and face.

Premature labour - Persistent stomach cramps that occur between week 24 and 36 of pregnancy could be a sign of premature labour, particularly if they are accompanied by regular contractions, back pain, diarrhoea and ruptured membranes (waters breaking).

When should I call the doctor? -It is a good idea to contact your midwife or doctor if you experience cramping with any of the following symptoms:
  • Spotting
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Heavy discharge with/without clots
  • Tenderness in your lower abdomen
  • Sharp pain, particularly on one side
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Severe cramps that don't subside
That said, you know your body best and if you're worried about what might be causing cramps regardless of whether you have any other symptoms it's always worth calling your doctor for reassurance.

How to soothe pregnancy stomach cramps?To relieve some of the discomfort of pregnancy stomach cramps you could try:
  • Sitting down, putting your feet up and taking some time out
  • Taking a warm bath or shower
  • Placing a warm compress or hot water bottle on your lower back
  • Getting a back rub
  • Taking a short walk
  • Simply changing how you're sitting or standing
  • Gently rubbing your tummy

After reading this, baru la lega sikit.. I didn't bleed last night, and i'm starting to feel normal again this morning. but still nnt nk call the doctor for some advise.

Wow, this one is the first real pregnancy scare for me..

Friday, September 18, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya!

Dear readers,

Yea.. Selamat Hari Raya to everybody, mintak ampun maaf kalau ada tersalah terkasar bahasa.
To those yang concern about my whereabouts, I'm still here, tapi sepnjg bulan puasa tersangatlah busy dengan kerja dan tugas2 harian. Thanks to Noorjan for the thoughts! ;)

Yang masih menanti kan email dari I untuk bunga pahar, boleh straight email me at atau add I untuk kita YM bersama. Sorry sebab kekangan masa ada yang tak tersempat nak reply. For info, untuk bulan Oct bunga pahar dah fully booked.

Sedikit update on my little miracle, yesterday went for my 3rd checkup. Alhamdulillah, baby seems fine and happy in my tummy. Masa buat scan tu, ada jugak dia sommersault, dan posing macam2, tergelak tengok. Ada jugak 1 snap tu doctor amik mcm dia tgh angkat tangan like saying, "Hi mommy!" Aww... so precious! I can see the little hands, legs, stomach, bulging head. Everything mini size.

Doctor gave me more acid folic, a bunch of Obimin for the baby and for mommy hubby bought EnfaMama yang rasa cam nestum. Sedap gak, tp pagi2 minum masih terasa nak muntah. Aduh.. tahan je lah..

4th October, there will be class untuk ibu mengandung, my clinic organize this FOC untuk bagi a bit of insight to the parents on the pregnancy stage, what to expect and also tips. Looking forward!

OK. gotta go, hope everyone enjoy the Raya season, be safe on the road! See ya!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My little miracle: 8 weeks

How my baby's growing:New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone.
In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl.
Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

How your life's changing:You may notice that your bra is getting more snug. Soon you'll likely need a larger size with better support. Rising levels of hormones cause breast growth and other tissue changes, all in preparation for lactation. Your breasts may continue to grow throughout pregnancy. Don't be surprised if you go up a cup size or two, especially if it's your first baby. Keep this in mind, and allow for room to grow when investing in a new bra.
Feeling fatigued? Hormonal changes — in particular, a dramatic rise in progesterone — may be contributing to your sluggishness. Nausea and vomiting can certainly cost you energy, too. And you may be having trouble getting a good night's sleep at this point, especially if you're uncomfortable or find you need to get up to pee.
Perkembangan si buyung:
There are days that are good, I can simply eat anything. But i constantly need food to munch sebab kalau tak angin masuk and it will turn out bad, satu hari leh dok dalam toilet muntah2. Tp dua tiga hari ni I'm feeling better already. Yay! Last week berat badan turun smpai 4 kg sbb muntah teruk. Now bekerja keras nak make up to that loss. Agak risau baby affected, but my frens said dun worry, yg penting minum air byk2 and try to eat. Ada sorg my fren ni lg kesian smpai kena admitted 2 kali hospital sbb dehydrated and muntah2, she's now 4 months pregger and just recovered from muntah2.
Tips: Untuk mengelak masuk angin, pakai socks dirumah especially if lantai marble. Make sure rumah ada pengudaraan yang baik, bukak tingkap semua untuk kelegaan bernafas.
Diet si buyung:
Breakfast/sahur: Epal, susu, roti
Tghari: Roti subway, yoghurt
Dinner: Nasi, telur, mangga muda, crackers
Weekends will stay at mama's house!! Seronoknya, mama masak all the good stuff and yummy food, mmg terbuka selera. Last week ckp kat my dad nk mangga muda, terus dia buat phonecall kat assistant dia, amek! satu guni mangga muda aku dapat. Hahah.. penat nak ngadap nya.
Have a good weekend dan selamat berpuasa!