Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Baby breech at 29 weeks of pregnancy

So many things happened in the past few weeks in my life, and I am taking it slowly. Had quite a tough time deciding on our trip travelling date and itinerary since my interview with ***A has been rescheduled to 7th April - which I should already be in the land of fish and chips and cup o tea on this day! Thus, the rescheduling left me with no other choice but to let Papa, Fahri, Hidd and Umar to proceed with their flight as scheduled (on 6th April) and I have to change my flight date to 8th. How annoying. Well, I shall blog about this later.

Today is my 7th month regular pregnancy check up with Dr Seri Suniza.How time flies! She has been my gynae since my first pregnancy - in 2009 I lost the baby when I was 2 month preggy coz the baby didnt grow due to unknown reasons and she knows my other complications - low blood, low platelet, low Hb (everything is LOW for me ey, including my height hehe).  I went for the check up alone today, as usual since Papa Fahri was a bit under the weather and he had to renew his passport.

Dr Seri checked the baby and said that my baby is in a breech position. It was my first time hearing it, I thought it was "breach" (bimbo moment haha) and I couldnt relate it to my condition. So I innocently asked her, what breech is and she said that the baby's head is at the top of my ribs (songsang). Normally at 29 weeks of pregnancy the baby's head should be engaged at the lower side of the uterus and getting 'ready' for delivery. It never crossed my mind that I would be having such condition, but things happen. I googled up and found few causes of baby breech and some are so scary that I felt like the doc told me that I was diagnosed with terminal sickness. Drama sangat!

Alhamdulillah I felt a lot calmer after I talked to few people who are dear to me - family and friends. I talked to Cydee, my cubicle neighbour and she advised me to get second opinion. I thought yeah, why not? And me, being paranoid and a born-worrier, googled for some women's clinic nearby Kelana Jaya immediately and found one - about 5 mins walk from LRT station - yeayyy!! I went back a wee bit early as I was so nervous and anxious at the same time. So I went to Loh Women Specialist Clinic and met Dr Loh, the clinic is opposite LRT Kelana Jaya station and it opens everyday on weekdays until 7pm. I went at 4pm and there was no patient at all. How convenient.

Dr Loh said exactly like what Dr Seri told me in the morning that the baby is normal, except that the hadlock (baby's head measurement from one side to another) is a bit large for his age (29 weeks)- Fahri's head is big too so yeah I guess its normal for now. He said its quite impossible for the baby to turn to normal position as my tummy is small and he is already struggling for space. Oh boy.

My pillars of strength - Papa, Kekta, Mak, Kokna, and closest friends told me not to think too much about it. There are some exercises that COULD help the baby to turn to its normal position, I just need to pray hard and recite few surahs and last but not least to tawakal and leave everything to Allah. Its easier said than done but that's the most that I could do for now. I could feel the baby's movement become more active lately and I hope its a sign that he's trying to turn to its normal position. There's no use to worry now as there's plenty of time until my expected delivery date.

Here I am just hoping that everything will turn out well and the baby will be delivered safely and I get to hold him in my arms just like Fahri, ameen insya Allah.

For those of you who are looking for a good gynae, I would recommend Dr Loh at:
119 Jalan SS 25/2, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03 7804 5669

No need to set for an appointment as the clinic is walk-in basis.

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