Well to start with. All you gorgeous ladies we will work together throughout your pregnancy and delivery and lactation and help enhance your experience of journey from MOM2BE to being a mom
Few tips today ……..
When you are pregnant, remember that you’ve got FINITE time with your baby inside you.
So don’t worry about the world it can wait ……your baby can’t
So girls channize all your energy towards looking after your
c) Mental wellbeing
d) Physical wellbeing
e) So EAT well
f) SLEEP better
g) ENJOY each day
You will suffer less morning sickness and less pregnancy blues
Fathers 2be I have 3 tips for you
TLC is Not the Travel and Living Channel but tender loving care 😄😄😄
Sadly god has given men very limited changes with their bodies but a woman’s life goes through a major change every 12 years
0-12 years childhood
12-24 years puberty, menstrual cycles marriage
24-48 years child-bearing, lactating and then caring
48-60 menopause and its effects
But that is why god made men as an anchor amidst all this roller coaster.☺️
THE MOST DIFFICULT question to answer
When is the right time to have a baby?
(((Right time is while your mother and mother in law are still young))))
Right time is when you are Mentally, Socially, Physically, Emotionally and Fiscally ready
This is the five dimension readiness.
If you wait for all the above to happen you probably will be waiting too long
But what I mean is that NOBODY should be deciding for you when you should have a baby!!!
(((((Fun fact : people who have children and those who don’t……are both equally miserable)))))
So you must decide when to have a baby.
My advice as a doctor would be to try and complete your child-bearing by 30 years and if not, then by 35 years. However, this doesn’t mean that you must coerce yourself at any cost. It is okay to cross these deadlines!
However do not postpone having one for frivolous reasons like “oh let me have a bigger house an even bigger car, etc.”
But if there are solid reasons by all means take your time.
More and more women are pursuing a career and somewhere in the blind rat race they lose sight of their goals.
It is a catch 22 situation — if you take a break for maternity you would diminish chances of your promotions and if you run after a career you end up with diminished fertility .do not Chose with short sightedness.
Also, just like you pursue your career stepwise, do not make having a baby a chore.
((((Fun fact: many women with infertility undergo all treatments , IUI, IVF, ICSI and fail to conceive, when they finally adopt…..next cycle they conceive !!!!!!Reason? Stress of trying was gone))))))
So girls enjoy the journey as much as the destination
Children are great levelers!
As an obstetrician you do some really heroic stuff as part of your daily routine.
One day one of my patients Reshma (name changed) had an eclamptic convulsion while undergoing sonogram with the sonologist. The hospital where I work has Code blue which was activated and all emergency staff including me reached there . Patient was obviously having convulsions,all eyes were on me .i quickly asked sister to load magsulf and rapidly took an intravenous route injected the drug and convulsions stopped. Within an hour we delivered her. She had postpartum haemorrhage,not entirely unexpected,we dealt with it and did all we could to save patient,baby and uterus in that order.we managedto save all three.
After this action packed day I return home,obviously a little later than usual at about 7 in the evening. My children then 10 and 12 tug at my sari and my daughter demands” mom I want to have a pizza now, Aniruddh ate my share too.
What a contrast! Here I was saving a life all day and at home my daughter was so concerned about her piece of pizza as if it meant as much to her.
See my point!
You felt like a hero all day but real importance you got at home!! Probably it was as important to retrieve a pizza !!
This is where children are such a stress buster.
That is not to say it is easy being a mother but it can be made easy.