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A Special Covid-19 Episode

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A Special Covid-19 Episode

Click here to listen to NurJanna Ng, Certified Babywearing Educator,  Doula Fadilah Yusope of Birth Mayya and Khatim Hamidon, President of Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group in Singapore, come together through a conference call to talk about Babywearing and breastfeeding during Covid-19. To answer the popular question “Do I get a baby carrier before or after I give birth?” Both have their own benefits. If you get your carrier before the baby is here, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the carrier. If you get your carrier after, you will be able to test the carrier out with the...

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Part 3: Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Part 3: Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

“I researched everything about pregnancy, but it didn't occur to me to research breastfeeding. I thought it would happen naturally. Produce boob, latch on, tadaah!”  Sumi was having trouble getting her baby to latch on during the first night at the hospital. The nurses and lactation consultant  would come in to help her out. They would assist in positioning the baby differently each time and massaging the boob to produce milk. However nothing helped and Arjun’s diaper was dry which was a concern for the nurses. This meant that he was not taking in any milk. They suggested supplementing with...

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Part 2: Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Part 2: Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

Sumi gets candid about her pregnancy and the experiences she had throughout. Sumi and Vijay did In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to get Arjun in their lives. At the early stages of her pregnancy, Sumi had a bleeding scare but when she went to the hospital, doctors could not give her a reason for her bleeding.  Being cautious, her parents decided to bring Sumi back to stay with them. During her pregnancy, she developed Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). Doula Fadlila explained that it is when there is a separation of the front of the pelvis. This made it extremely difficult for...

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Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Normalising Assisted Reproductive Technology

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will have trouble conceiving naturally? What are the options available to women who are not able to conceive naturally?  In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) are two Assisted Reproductive Technologies that we commonly hear about. IUI is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. IVF is when fertilization is done outside of the body.  Do labour procedures differ between natural conception and assisted reproductive conception births? Douala Fadilla explains that there is no difference between the labour, however, there are higher risks, although...

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Andrea gave birth at the Hospital entrance!

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Andrea gave birth at the Hospital entrance!

Andrea wanted a non epidural delivery, so like her first delivery, the plan was to stay home until Andrea was ready to push. Her husband drove the whole family to the hospital but ended up at the wrong wing of the hospital. Andrea was in no position to move, let alone walk over to the correct wing. Next thing she knew, she had given birth at the entrance of the hospital. Was Andrea’s third pregnancy as interesting as her second? We got to know how Andrea had an accidental home birth in this podcast! Compared to the first labour, mummies...

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