Soon and Very Soon

So we had another check-up today with Dr. Natalie Chua at KK Hospital, and I was tested for something called Group B Streptococcus, which kinda sounds scary. She assured me that it wasn’t really serious though even if I tested positive – they would just have to use antibiotics during my delivery to make sure…

Delivery Packages in KK

Today, we decided to go to KK Hospital very early in the hopes of being able to leave early. My appointment was at 3:55 pm, but we were there at 2:10 pm. Unfortunately, once we got there, Dr. Natalie Chua was out delivering a baby so we knew we had a bit of a wait….

The Dreaded OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test)

Today I had the dreaded OGTT, or Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, to check if I had gestational diabetes (or diabetes during pregnancy). This was scheduled for me during my check-up way back in January, mainly because I have an extensive family history of diabetes. My gynecologist and the nurses told me what to expect with…

Double Confirmed… It’s a Girl…

Here in Singapore, there’s this usual expression, “double confirm” which basically means re-confirm or double check. So anyway, I thought I’d only start thinking of girl names once I’ve double confirmed that we’re really having a girl. My hubby is leaning towards the name “Emma” but I’m still not sure. After all, I want a…

It’s a Girl!

  This is the drawing my hubby posted on Facebook right after we found out that we are having a girl! On the way to KK Hospital for my check up, I realized that I left behind my appointment card and the obstetric ultrasound request form for the screening ultrasound I was supposed to do. At…

First Check-Up at KK

Last 21 December was our first check up with our new gynecologist at KK Hospital. There was some issues at work, which ended with me leaving the office at 3:30 pm with my laptop and working while on the queue to see the doctor. And it took a long time – so long in fact…

Refund from KK!

Today was a good day, and one of the main reasons is that we finally got our final hospital bill from KK Hospital. When my hubby was arranging my discharge papers, the person at the billing section told him that it was not yet the final bill, and that the final bill will only be…

Highlights of my KK Stay

Here are some “highlights” from my stay at KK: – I finally met my new gynecologist Dr. Natalie Chua on my second day (having gotten a referral from my previous gynecologist, which I mentioned here). Unfortunately, she dropped by my room a few minutes after my hubby went out to buy breakfast so he wasn’t…

Finding a New Doctor, and Wishing Potassium Drips Never Existed

My second day at KK Hospital was slightly more eventful than the first (which I wrote about here). One of the issues was that we have already decided to transfer from our current gynecologist Dr. Irene Chua at Gleneagles Hospital (whom we really really like, and who was also my sister’s doctor when she gave…

First Day at KK

I was admitted at KK Hospital Ward 72 Room 10 at 9:40 PM after my second trip to the emergency room in two days (which I wrote about here). We were told that the discharge time is 11:30 AM the next day, so if only I could get hydrated by then, we may be able…

Back to the ER

As I mentioned in my previous post, we left KK Hospital despite being told that I needed to be admitted for dehydration caused by hyperemesis gravidarum. The plan at that time was for me to try to drink more liquids – at least more than the 400ML of Gatorade that I have struggled to take for the past…

Off to the ER

December 1 (Saturday) was my hubby’s office Christmas party. When I first heard about it a few months ago, I was planning to go with him since family was invited plus I like his colleagues that I’ve met before. Unfortunately, when I started suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), I decided not to go since I was…