Giving Birth

When I started this blog, Keyn was 2 years old, therefore I wasn’t really posted anything about how I gave birth to him (in detail). So now that I have Selene, I could share it to you guys!

Nobody knew this before, but yeah, you can keep a secret right? HAHAHA!

I told them (friends and family) that I didn’t know that I was in labor before going to the hospital. But it was a white lie? I don’t know but I wasn’t very honest with it. I think I was in labor a day before (April 11, 2018). I don’t know but I have frequent contraction from noon until night. I observed myself of course. The contraction was gone around 10 P.M.

I wasn’t nervous at all actually. I was having contraction from 12 noon I think then it will be gone for 2 hours then back again. then after 10 P.M. It was gone completely (or so I thought)

I told to myself that I’m going to the hospital the next day for my weekly appointment (I was close to my due so my OB and I have weekly appointment. Plus I missed my appointment that week before) So I just have to wait, plus I would ask her if she help me to not be in labor for one more week because Kenneth’s arrival was next week.

So I told myself, relax and stay put. I told my baby to not be excited. We want to have his daddy when she’s born. But my baby’s a little bit excited.

Around 5 in the morning, I woke up because I needed to pee and of course I have contractions. I went back to sleep again because it was too early. Around 6 am, I woke up again to pee. Again, I went back to sleep. Around 6:30, I woke up again to pee. I know, I was in labor.

Since, I’m going to see my OB that time, I didn’t panic. I talked to Kenneth that I will wait for him (As if I could hold it myself right?) Around 7:30, I felt that it became intense. My lower abdomen hurt a lot and I knew, I am really in labor. I packed (because during my pregnancy I was too lazy to pack) my things, clothes, important documents and all. I texted my mother that I’m going to give birth. (“Ma, manganganak na ata ako” that was my exact text) I showered (Because I have lots of time! Chos!) I changed my son’s clothes because she’s going with us. And waited for my father.

Around 8:30 we’re ready and we’re going to the hospital. and I was intensely in labor (if there was such a word). I know that I might give birth inside the car but I told myself and my kid that “no! we needed to give birth in the hospital! Keyn told me that I should sleep to not feel the pain (How sweet right?!).

Around 9:00 we arrived in the hospital. My father went to the lobby and not in the emergency room so the guard gave me a wheelchair and pushed me (he was running, mind you!) to the emergency room.

My water broke when we arrived in the ER, but unfortunately we needed to be on the 3rd floor, where the OB complex was located. The nurses told me that I should stay put and to not push because it was not safe to give birth inside the elevator.

When we arrived at the OB complex. They help me removed my clothes and to change into a hospital gown. They brought me inside the delivery room. While in labor, they ask me to fill out the forms, good thing that I could write fast enough because I finished it in no time.

We waited for my OB to arrived and while waiting during contractions, a nurse or a doctor will insert his/her finger to prevent my baby to come out. I asked them frequently if I could have anesthesia, unfortunately it was too late for me to have one.

My OB arrived around 9:30 A.M. Good thing that she was in the parking lot of the hospital that day. I gave birth around 9:35 A.M. with a 2.35 kg baby girl.

I gave birth without an epidural anesthesia and it was hell. Good thing I could take it. (I had an epidural anesthesia when I gave birth to Keyn) I could feel the needle when they are seaming my wound. But of course I could only feel happiness because Selene’s healthy. 5 minutes of pain for a lifetime of happiness.

I slept when I saw my baby and woke up in the recovery room around 10:30 to 11 A.M.

Around 11:30 or so, they brought me inside our room. I asked my phone to mama so I could inform Kenneth’s family and others that I already gave birth. After a while, Selene was brought to our room.

I was high with happiness. Here are some of the pictures that day! Enjoy!

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We stayed at the hospital for 3 days. My kuya keyn’s been a good kuya from day 1. It was hard being a mother of two but it’s all worth it.

Here’s Selene when she was a month old or so.

Giving birth is really hard but it was all worth it.

Till next time.

All the love,

Sidneyenyen

Price of giving birth

I became pregnant at the age of 19 and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the age of 20. So for those who are pregnant at the very young age and don’t know how to manage. maybe I can help you on those stages.
Like most of you who are pregnant or became pregnant at the very young age, I was also afraid on telling my parents about my situation. Actually, it took me 6 months to let them know since they noticed my baby bump. Yeah! they noticed it not the other way around. I was toooooo afraid. And my fear of getting scolded block my instinct that I should tell my parents about it. And I badly need a mother that time.
Okay, I want to help you by giving a list of hospitals and their prices.
First Perpectual Succor Hospital. Located in España.
Check up : 200 pesos*
Admitting : 15,000 air-conditioned room  *
  succor

Second. St. Lukes Hospital. Quezon City
Check up: 200 pesos*
Admitting: 15,000 normal pesos non air-conditioned room *
  st.lukes 

Third. Metro Doctors Poly Clinic and Lying In, located in 251 LAKANDULA ST, BGY 34, ZONE 003 TONDO, MANILA
Check up : 150 pesos*
Admitting: 6000+ air-conditioned room*
  metrodoctors
lastly, Makati Medical Center
Green Card Application – 25 pesos*
Check up: Free
Admitting: Normal delivery package – minimum of 20,000 air-conditioned room *
CS delivery package – minimum of 35,000 air-conditioned room *
  Makati-Medical-Center 
as long as you avail their Green Card, which is available for non-Makati residents, You can have a free check up and Normal and CS package, discount on Laboratory fees inside the hospital. Plus your newborn baby will have a free check up, vaccine (if available) and medicine. Though Green Card is subject for approval.
Now, you can worry no more on finding the best and cheapest way to give birth. Makati Medical Center is where I gave birth, and all I can say is that, they really have a good service.
*As of 2011. Prices can change without public notice.

Hospitals to give birth

I became pregnant at the age of 19 and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the age of 20. So for those who are pregnant at the very young age and don’t know how to manage. maybe I can help you on those stages.

Like most of you who are pregnant or became pregnant at the very young age, I was also afraid on telling my parents about my situation. Actually, it took me 6 months to let them know since they noticed my baby bump. Yeah! they noticed it not the other way around. I was toooooo afraid. And my fear of getting scolded block my instinct that I should tell my parents about it. And I badly need a mother that time.

Okay, I want to help you by giving a list of hospitals and their prices.

First Perpectual Succor Hospital. Located in España.

Check up : 200 pesos*

Admitting : 15,000 air-conditioned room  *

succor

Second. St. Lukes Hospital. Quezon City

Check up: 200 pesos*

Admitting: 15,000 normal pesos non air-conditioned room *

st.lukes

Third. Metro Doctors Poly Clinic and Lying In, located in 251 LAKANDULA ST, BGY 34, ZONE 003 TONDO, MANILA

Check up : 150 pesos*

Admitting: 6000+ air-conditioned room*

metrodoctors

lastly, Makati Medical Center

Green Card Application – 25 pesos*

Check up: Free

Admitting: Normal delivery package – minimum of 20,000 air-conditioned room *

CS delivery package – minimum of 35,000 air-conditioned room *

Makati-Medical-Center

as long as you avail their Green Card, which is available for non-Makati residents, You can have a free check up and Normal and CS package, discount on Laboratory fees inside the hospital. Plus your newborn baby will have a free check up, vaccine (if available) and medicine. Though Green Card is subject for approval.

Now, you can worry no more on finding the best and cheapest way to give birth. Makati Medical Center is where I gave birth, and all I can say is that, they really have a good service.

*As of 2011. Prices can change without public notice.