What do you want for your kids?
What do you wish for your kids, mummies? I'm curious to know. Personally, I want my kids to have a solid education, but also combine that with life experiences like those they get through travelling, or volunteering.
I want my kids to be happy and healthy. That is all:)
- Hey parents I'm curious, do you plan to put your child into a private or public education institution?Dean Carroll
- I’ve been hearing a lot about creating a birth plan but how do you even know what you want in your birth plan if you’ve never gone through it before? I just want to deliver my baby safely and I do trust my gynae. For those mummies who have delivered with a birth plan, how did you get started researching/thinking about your birth plan?
Hi dear, if you trust your gynae, then there’s no need for a birth plan:) from experience, many people “throw out” their birth plans when in the delivery suite. The common things in the birth plan are the type of birth, the kind of pain relief, cord clamping, what to do with the placenta. For type of birth, some people specify water birth, some say they want natural (refuse C-section/artificial rupture of membrane). For this, I strongly recommend that you listen to what your doctor advises you on that day. Your gynae will know what is safest. For pain relief, it depends on your threshold and preference (laughing gas/pethidine injection/epidural). Pushing baby out is tiring, so you need all the strength you can muster. If you can’t bear the pain, just take the epidural so you save some energy. If you’re doing well with laughing gas alone, then that’s fine too. For cord clamping/cutting, they may offer to let your husband cut the cord. For the placenta, you can decide whether to keep it or throw it. A small group of mummies request to eat a piece of it. I didn’t have a printed birth plan, but I just knew what pain relief I wanted, and trusted my gynae and the midwives with the rest of the decisions:) So I managed to just focus on getting my babies out. All the best!Anonymous
I totally don't like my parents at all... my dad don't care about his child even don't remember the names correctly nor birthdays... as long as you don't step on his tail or go police station, he wouldn't care at all... there was not much communication around... my mum just work and support us... i don't remember being hug or praise by her in my whole life before... all i remember is like strangers living in the same house... everybody just do their own things in the same house... I tell myself not to do the same... i will always give hugs and kisses to my child in the morning and at bedtime... Family day is a must to do activities together and find out about each other... seriously communication is very important in a family... i am still trying to learn how to care and love for one another since i did not have this experience during my childhood... before i have a child, i will keep asking why i was here and what is the meaning of my presence... the only thing i can remember being taught of is what i cannot do such as stealing, cheating... just watch "crime watch" and you will know what you cannot do... but there is nothing for me to appreciate life... i would have been a living corpse if i don't buck up and find ways to distract myself... during my school life i have so many eca to keep me busy everyday except Sunday where i will hide in the room and just study... most importantly i would not compare my kid with other kid unlike what my mum always did (she zoomed in my flaws but never see my strong points)... my child is the way he is and i will try my best to grow up together with him...Carla Perlas