I also prefer a female gynae.
My first visit was Dr KC Yeo from TMC. Old gentleman, quite detail in explaining stuff to us...
Next week I am visiting Dr Joycelyn Wong from TMC as well. Will post reviews abt her after my visit!
I'm with lady gyn, Dr Chen Chern Yi at Punggol. Delivery either at TMC or Mt A. She's not cheap but she's patient & will explain in details.
Today, I just went for my 2nd appt. BB 7wks one day old still cant hear heartbeat but can see a small dot which Dr Chen say is the heart. As my MS is bad & body weak, she give me some med to boost up my body & even give me 2 days MC to rest as she can feel how tired & shagged I am.
Jnc, I do agree nowadays med so exp. My med today already cost me $142.31. Total bill after gyn & scan cost almost $300 just for today. Though heart pain but at least I know my little one is being taken good care
Dr Jocelyn Wong is a nice and gentle lady. She spends time with her patients and will go through with you the needful. I've been seeing her since ttc and so far, experience has been positive. Be prepared for long wait though at certain hours. The first 1-2 slots in the morning are usually better. I'll be seeing her next Fri.
Thanks all for the sharing.
Currently, I am with Dr Ang fr Gleneagels. She is nice and patience.
My recent gynae appt which include consultation and ultra scan costed about $200. For medication, she asked me to
buy fr pharmanacy with her letter. Sound reasonable?
Hi ladies!! Today is my last day of my hospital leave... feeling real terrible... my morning sickness last me the whole day... worst tha my 1st pregnancy... how's everyone feeling?? Anyone heard bb heartbeat already?? I only manage to see blinking sac.. but gynae said too weak to be heard yet...
Sally: I have PM u my email address already, kindly add me, thank u!
Noscon: ok will share my experience with her after seeing her next week.
MiloQueen: So nice we share the same gynae, oh u have been seeing her since TTC? She's gd at fertility treatment? Asking on behalf of a fren. Tks for the "warning" abt the looong wait. Hmmm we shall be patient
Ladies, at how many weeks are we able to hear the heartbeat? I am into my 7th week.
Kellie, 7W should be able to hear or 'see' (blinking) heartbeat. Some sisters here manage to do so at 6W. Dr Wong not so much of a fertility expert but would be able to give pre-conception advice and diagnose fertility issues through screenings like blood test, hsg etc. She doesn't do ivf so depending if your friend is just starting ttc or looking at further intervention, she may or may not be suitable.
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When will we usually experience MS? I have been feeling breathless these few days. Is it normal?
We have decided to go back for Dr Lim A Leng. A little surprised that the consultation has doubled since last year. If we faced the same problem as last year with Dr Lim, we will change to Dr Jen (AMK).
Can i join in the fb group also? I'm expecting my #2 and according to my last gynae visit, it should be 5-6 weeks now.. yet to see the blinking heartbeat, just the sac.. the pregnancy came as a shock as my girl has just turned 1 yr old..
For new mummies, when is everyone planning on starting to buy things? My friend send me a list of things to buy for baby- sterilizer, breast pump, stroller etc & starting to get really worried as I have no clue on which brand is good etc!
Hi Sally, i think i have also pm-ed you. Can u add me on facebook too. Thanks.
tt baby, right now abit early to buy i think. Look thru the list and keep a lookout for baby fairs etc. Start ur buying spree in 2nd tri when baby has stablised and perhaps u also know the gender (by 4 months)
Valerie: Congrats! This is also my #2 and my #1 is just 12 mths! I think its a sweet surprise for me cos i always wanna a no. 2 ... now that it come as a surprise, i wont have to ttc and be stressed. I hope that everything will go well for me and baby will stablised into 2nd tri. I am in my 5 week and i felt so much more tired than my 1st pregnancy and my MS is coming much earlier; will viomit once a day ...
Congrats also! Wow! Then we are exactly the same timing for both kids. Hehe.. I didn't want a #2 so soon or maybe I dun even want a #2 one.. so when it happens, it's more like a shock than surprise. For the #1, I have to go thru IUI to conceive but for the #2 it's natural. That's why people always say, when you want something badly, it will not comes but when you don't want it, it will always comes to you..
I'm feeling very tired too and with backaches.. I still can't feel any MS but totally no appetite.. Unlike my 1st one where I am always hungry.. Have been controlling my diet so that I don't overeat and gain too much weight
Kellie, same here! Craving for sashimi like mad but just have to tahan la...told my hubby that after give birth he better bring me to eat the best amazing jap food to make up for it!
Felix,yah i agree now to early to buy & still must do alot of research before I even know what to get. Good idea on the baby fairs, i live near expo- so always got one. Can't wait to know the gender then can actually buy the cute baby clothes haha! Somemore my friend coming from the states so def want to her to bring stuff for me!
Just tested positive last night and went for confirmation today
Gynae confirmed that I'm 7 weeks pregnant My #1 is 2 this year and will be 3years old when #2 comes out. Hehe..
Btw, just wanna get some feedback. This pregnancy was an unexpected one and the thing is I just commited into a new job for about 3 weeks. I went for the employee routine checkup and tested negative for pregnancy so I signed the letter of offer and accepted the job. Started work 1st Nov. Shall I tell my boss that I am pregnant or shall I hold till later? I need to travel to UK for biz trip in Dec and I asked the gynae if this is okay. He said its perfectly fine so wondering if I should announce my pregnancy to my boss after my UK trip?
I also went for my first gynae checkup yesterday and I'm about 5 weeks+ preggie...hope to join this thread as and when i can!
Orangey - I think it's up to you when you want to tell. Some pp who are less particular will tell straight away. Some wait till after first trimester is over? Your gynae said ok to travel ah? My gynae told me better not
Hold off any travel till after first trimester....
Yup, I went to see him today and he said it is generally safe to travel if no major morning sickness. Just asked me to see him before I fly.
Actually I'm worried if they will dismiss me off if they know I'm pregnant now. My boss is based in US but I'm based in Singapore, hopefully she understands. Some people asked me to tell her ASAP so that she knows that it is not that I'm pregnant and did not tell the company but just that it was an unplanned pregnancy. Sigh.. dilemma.
Then in that case, maybe it's a better idea to be truthful early to your bosses in case they really so particular about the matter. Usually I think if your boss is a married lady with kids, they may be more understanding??
Chocz...your gynae also say ok to travel? Maybe my gynae is more cautious and traditional..hmmz..now I don't know if I should take the risk and travel in mid Dec....haiz...my hb thinks it's ok to just sacrifice the cost and do it another time..but I also feel a bit bad cos my elder boy was looking forward to a short holiday..
Speaking about Duphaston - I missed my periods for 2 months and was on duphaston to induce my menses (its safe for pregnancy as well), partly also cause I had irregular menses all along. Didn't knew that I was pregnant and was shocked when tested positive on Wed night! Panicked about duphaston since I didnt know it was safe for pregnancy prior to asking my gyane about it. He said Duphaston is to protect our pregnancy! Haha.. so I did a good mistake actually
Yeah, she's married with 3 kids, youngest one same as my #1
She's on thanksgiving today so cannot inform her yet
Just hope that she is a understanding boss. Really need this job cause just upgraded to bigger house so mortgage will be an issue. Sigh..just hope that I am being paranoid and hope that my boss is okay with me being pregnant. I really didn't know I'm pregnant what...