Due Oct-Dec 08??
- 02-29-2008, 02:29 PM #25Registered User
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- Jun 2007
- Hong Kong
Audlin and Tomato - congrats on your BFP's.
Audlin - Wow, you'll have your work cut out with two little 'uns. It'll be so nice to have someone on this thread who's been through it all before as you can tell us all what to expect. It obviously can't have been that bad otherwise you wouldn't be here again so soon ;-)
Tomato - My good friend was with Lucy Lord and raves about her. Apparently she has a no nonsense attitude - my friends birth experience with her was great. I'm with Dr Ho but that's because I was seeing him for fertility issues and Lucy Lord doesn't specialise in that.
Nicolejoy - I'm with Dr Ho too - he's fab and his nurse Kelly is great too. I think he delivers at the Matilda and the Adventist. I chose the Matilda as the Adventist want a $20,000K deposit when you book and they charge an admin fee if you cancel so you wouldn't get all your dosh back. We're going private as health insurance covers the cost, otherwise I'd go to Queen Mary as I've heard really good things about it.
Soon2bmom - Glad the pain has subsided somewhat and you're feeling a little better.
Hello to everyone else x
- 02-29-2008, 02:50 PM #26
I'd have to stuff something up my shirt to look pregnant!! My tummy is still totally flat!! I've been looking at pregnancy clothes but I haven't bought anything yet...
I just found out I've been reading my insurance wrong - I can only claim up to $30,000 for EVERYTHING pregnancy related... doctors, hospital, scans, etc... and I don't think that $30,000 goes that far over here!! So probably we'll be going to a public hospital I think... if we have any problems, maybe we'll upgrade our medical insurance and go private next time around.
I'm finding the whole hospital thing so overwhelming at the moment... and I'm REALLY emotional!! It's insane. Are any of you guys like that? Like the other day, I was at a restaurant and I wanted to order something and he told me they didn't have it and I felt like crying!!
- 02-29-2008, 04:41 PM #27
I am chuckling away to myself about you all wanting to fit maternity clothes. I was the exact same first time round and was wearing maternity from 3 months even though there was nothing to see. In fact, there wasn't anything to see until about 6/7 months which I found very frustrating. H & M has a nice wee maternity range and it is really cheap. I will probably just recycle though and be unfashionably last season :0)
My problem now is that I have been overindulging since Charlie was born and started a diet n January as I was heaver than when I was pregnant, only to now find out I'm preggers again. Ahhhh! I've heard that with the second pregnancy you are always bigger to as everything is more stretchy. Double Ahhhhh!
With regard to the emotions it is perfectly normal. My husband used to ban me from watching TV as I would even cry at cute adverts for no reason at all. And don’t get me on Oprah! That would wipe me out for a whole morning.
Charlie is keeping me on my toes, particularly knackered today as I was carrying her around for most of it, out and about running errands. I must start trying to take it a bit easier. I did almost get revenge on her this morning though for puking on me on an almost daily basis as I almost vomited on her as I leant over to pick her up from her cot. Karma :0)
- 03-01-2008, 12:49 AM #28
I'm emotional at the BEST of times!! I was flying back from Australia last year and watched The Bridge to Terabithia. I was BAWLING so much that the flight attendant came over concerned, asking if there was anything that was wrong and if he could do anything ;) it was so embarrassing!! I cry in just about any sad movie...
Oh - I went and saw PS I love you the other day, right after my first "slightly positive" pregnancy test - but I was still in denial... and I bawled the entire movie too!! By the time I got out of the cinema, my eyes were so red and puffy!!
- 03-03-2008, 02:54 PM #29Registered User
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Discovery Bay
My abdominal pain is a bit better today - lots of sleep and a hot water bottle seems to do the trick!!
I have decided to try public hospital- I have heard great reports from many guys at work whose wives have gone public and saving 100K is a re-assuring option with a baby on the way!!!
I went to mothercare to look at baby things today and felt overwhelmed by it all....I am so excited and terrified all at once.
On another note does anyone know if they do antenatal classes in HK???
- 03-03-2008, 06:25 PM #30
Where is Mothercare?
The other day, I was in Apita in Taikoo Shing - they had a big baby sale... but it was INSANE - so crowded. I couldn't even THINK there...
I've got my doctor's appointment TOMORROW YAY!!
We've pretty much decided to go public as well - our insurance covers some but not all - and we'll have enough other costs to worry about!!
I'm sure they do antenatal classes here - I've heard about some you can do through the hospitals, and others you can do with other organisations like Annerley - http://www.annerley.com.hk/
- 03-03-2008, 06:31 PM #31
- 03-04-2008, 01:15 PM #32Registered User
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- Apr 2007
Does anyone have gastric problems?
There's no more pain in my lower abdomen, but my stomach is killing me! I can hear lots of air and acid moving around in my stomach. This morning when I woke up, it was actually a little painful, I'm worried that it'll just worsen over time.
Anyone else has the same problem? What are your tried remedies?