My Pregnancy Journal – Third Trimester <29-40 weeks>
May 1, 2014 Thyroid Blood Tests @ UST – due to severe constipation (re-sched due to Holiday)
May 2, 2014 Check up with Dra. Lansangan of San Fernandino Hospital
Rate for Normal Delivery – 20,000
Rate for CS – 45,0000
Small Private Room with CR
Services & Professional fee – Ob-gyn, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician
Newborn screening, hearing test & 2 vaccine (It was so fast that I forgot the other, I’ll ask her again =)
* note that this is Provincial Rate
May 4, 2014 Family Outing (with my husband relatives) at Poracay, Porac Pampanga
May 10, 2014 Check up with Dra. Fernandez of UST (START MY EVERY 2 WEEKS CHECK-UP)
Rate for Normal Delivery – 40,000
Rate for CS – 80,000
Private Room with CR
Services & Professional fee – Ob-gyn, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician… etc
May 16, 2014 Baby Shower at Elbow Room, Metrowalk
May 17, 2014 3d/4d Ultrasound with BABY IN MY TUMMY CLINIC
Supposed to be my 3d/4d ultrasound but based on the diagnosis of the Ob-gyn, I lack enough amount of amniotic fluid so that the ultrasound will be successful (or it will be a waste of money for us). I’ll have to drink lots of water – at least 2 liters per day for 1 week (which I normally consume…) Anyway, I’ll try again next week… See you soon Baby Girl!
Package – which is very Affordable!
May 17, 2014 Shop for Baby things
Richwell Center (Warehouse Sale)
SM Megamall Department Store
May 18, 2014 Maternity Photoshoot with STUDIO NAMU
May 19, 2014 I received my SSS Maternity Benefit – yey! Additional budget for us Baby girl!
May 21, 2014 As of to date! I experienced the following…
Pregnancy Symptoms – 32 Weeks
1. Bloating √ – Stick to your pregnancy diet and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation
2. Constipation √ √ √ – Regular exercise (from brisk walks to prenatal yoga) and lots of water. And my doctor prescribe a Suppository.
3. Occasional faintness or dizziness √
4. Hemorrhoids √
5. Leg cramps √
6. Itchy abdomen √ √ √
Pregnancy Symptoms – 33 Weeks
1. Stronger fetal activity
2. Occasional headaches √
3. Varicose veins
4. Lower abdominal achiness
5. Nail changes
6. Protruding navel √ √ √
7. Shortness of breath √ √ √
8. Increasing clumsiness √
10. Braxton Hicks contractions
Pregnancy Symptoms – 34 Weeks
2. Constipation √ √ √
3. Increased vaginal discharge
4. Hemorrhoids √
6. Leg cramps √
7. Stretch marks √ √ √
8. Mild swelling of ankles and feet
9. Hair changes
10. Shortness of breath √ √ √
11. Difficulty sleeping √ √ √
12. Leaking colostrum
Pregnancy Symptoms – 35 Weeks
1. Heartburn or indigestion √
2. Occasional headaches √
3. Varicose veins
4. Hemorrhoids √
5. Bleeding gums √
6. Skin changes
7. Increasing clumsiness √
9. Braxton Hicks contractions
May 22, 2014 UST ER (part 2)
My constipation got worsens since my pregnancy starts. My OB suggested the following
1. Eat pineapple, papaya and fruits with fiber – I eat pineapple after meal (lunch) in our office, it didn’t help me
2. Drink lots of water – I usually consume 3L per day and sometimes more
3. Eat Prune, trail mix…
4. C-lium fiber
5. Lots of green leafy vegie
6. Yakult, yoghurt
7. Cereal, oat meal
And she prescribe a fiber capsule for me to consume for 30 days – it didn’t help
And if you ask me how worse my constipation is… if with medication, I can last more than One week without bowel movement!
And we end up with Dulcolax suppository which I will use every 3-4 days – a reliever!
But today, is one of my worst nightmares. From 10:30 pm (may 21) up to 2:00 am (may 22) I’ve been locked up inside the toilet, trying to deal this problem alone. But since I’m scared to death with every “hilab” of my tummy… which affect my baby inside… I didn’t try to “push” the thing behind me. And I can’t… I don’t have to explain further since the topic is too uncomfortable. I wake up my husband to give me support… He did prepare a warm water to ease my pain below… and help with everything he can… But since I’m too tired and it’s painful and I’m very scared, we decided to go to the hospital.
We arrived before 3:00 am in the ER. The nurse & intern interview us immediately, and then send me to the Delivery Room… I thought to myself, “I’m not going to give birth… I’m still 32 weeks… it’s only constipation”. The delivery room is located at 3rd floor. I was instructed to change into a gown and my husband was left behind in a waiting area. I lay down in a bed at the labor room, the resident doctor place a device in my tummy – a Nonstress test (NST) to check the baby’s heart rate (which cost me P655). Then after completing a 20 mins test, next an Internal Exam (IE) was done (which cost me P55 for the gloves). She can’t check me fully since there is a lump blocking her way which is my poop stuck in my rectum.
The resident doctor called my Ob-gyn and as for further instruction. They gave me a shot from behind with fleet enema (which cost me P355). Fleet Enema is a saline laxative that works by drawing water into the colon which helps produce a bowel movement. Their instruction is try to hold the medicine as long as I can so that it works with the hard stool. But after 15 mins or 10 mins I can no longer stop myself from running to the comfort room. I stayed there more than 30 mins trying to free myself from hard stool that blocking my rectum. I’m so scared but since I’m in the hospital, whatever happen (If I bleed in case) the help is present. Finally, I’m relieved!
I went back to the bed, and the doctor did another Internal Exam (IE) (which cost me another P55 for the gloves). Since I’m 32 weeks, the checking is hurting since she tries to reach it. Afterwards, upon checking that me and my baby are okey now… they asked me I want to be admitted for further monitoring. I answered NO (because it’s out of our budget), and asked if I could rest at home. We pay for the procedure (P125) then leave the hospital and arrived home almost 5:00 am.
The total cost = P1,245 + Professional fee of P500
May 24, 2014 Check up with Dra. Fernandez of UST
We’ve waited for 4 hours (11:00 – 3:00 pm) before my consultation start (Dra arrived late and I’m 5th from the line up… I have a meeting with the TSG – my department, by 2:00 pm… ending I can’t catch up since we will be coming from España and the venue of the meeting is in Ayala Makati).
There’s nothing new with the procedure:
1. weigh in
2. blood pressure
3. Doppler for heart beat
4. size of the baby
5. a little bit conversation discussing my constipation – prescription to use Fleet Enema in case Dulcolax Suppository won’t work
6. prescribing my vitamins – Prenat & Molvite
May 29, 2014 3d/4d Ultrasound with Baby in my Tummy Clinic
Package 3 – P1,800
Includes the following: Biometry, 5 black & white pictures, 3 colored pictures, 1 CD with moving pictures & still images (after 2 weeks)
location: In front of Mandaluyong City Medical Center —> Annette Building
June 3, 2014 Picture taking ng tatlong buntis sa OSP Project =)
(L-R) Chery (going to 4 months), Me (8 months) and Karen (7 months pregnant)
June 4, 2014 Urinalysis test in Megaclinic
June 9, 2014 Karen delivered her baby thru CS and since the baby is premature, she was placed in an incubator. But with God’s grace, they are both fine =)
June 14, 2014 Check up with Dra. Lansangan of San Fernandino Hospital
Started saving some Pegs for our Nursery Room =)
June 16, 2014 Last minute shopping with Momy Che. From 4pm to 8pm… i was so dead tired!
Luckily, I won a raffle =D
and to satisfy our cravings.. we ate at KKK
June 17, 2014 I’m having difficulty walking, sitting, lying in the bed… due to the “heaviness” between my legs. Some say (based on their experience) that this is a symptoms that i’ll give birth within the week.
June 18, 2014 To calm ourselves, me and my husband travel back to Pampanga to have it check by our OB (since my OB in UST is currently out of the country). We carried all the things I needed if ever I have to stay in Pampanga. But before that, I have my FBS test as requested by my OB then went straight to her clinic.
She checked me with IE, and felt my poop and prescribe some Fibrosine to help me (issue with constipation). The baby is safe and I will deliver on July… her position is to far. I’ll see her after a week. So we went back to Manila.
June 21 – August 23, 2014 Start Maternity leave ~ 36 weeks preggy =)
June 28, 2014 Check up with Dra. Fernandez of UST
June 28, 2014 Hello Pampanga! I’ll wait for my D-day here
July 16, 2014 Estimated Due Date based on TVS Ultrasound