In movies or dramas, we often see expectant couples taking part in antenatal classes together. Finally, now that I'm pregnant, I can participate in an antenatal class too! Wakakakakaka~
The antenatal class was held at Island Hospital, Penang for a duration of 3 consecutive Saturdays. The first and second session were seminars, while the third one consisted of antenatal exercise session. I had to attend the first session alone as hubby was on vacation in Japan *sob*.
|Antenatal exercise session|
- Physical Changes During Pregnancy
- Process of Labour - got video for natural birth and Caesarean section
- Pain Control Programme - anesthetist explained about epidural
- Lactation and Breast Feeding
- Nutrition for Mother and Baby
- Immunisation and Growth
- Baby Care
- Pre and Post-Natal Exercises
- Breathing Exercises
All in all, I found the antenatal class highly informative, especially the sections on "Lactation and Breastfeeding" cos the pediatrician Dr. Hwang who briefed us was an experienced breastfeeding mom who had successfully exclusively breastfed all her three kids, and "Pre and Post-Natal Exercises" cos I learnt a lot of new moves which I can do at home.
|Demo for baby bath|
As I am going through the antenatal classes and self-study on the Internet/ baby guide books, I am feeling kinda overwhelmed by how many things we are yet to learn in taking care of baby, the choices and decisions I need to make, are we doing enough/ preparing enough for baby? But do not fear, I am sure God is there to guide me and hubby and hold our hands as we walk down this new path with our little precious one. :-)
|Happy expectant mommy and daddy-to-be :-)|