Macam tagline Godzilla, size doesn't matter. Or was it, size does matter? Can't exactly remember. Hehe
I have about 9 weeks till the baby comes but to date I haven't had any birth plan yet. I'm having another routine check up next week at the usual helsestasjon and I do hope that I can discuss the preferred birth plan with the midwife then. From the feedback that I received, when it comes to birth plan, the Norwegian tend to do it the natural way. Meaning no c-sect intervention unless it's medically necessary. I'm not sure about epidural but they do offer other alternatives such as laughing gas and acupuncture to relief contraction pain. I'm still vague on the details but definitely will ask the midwife about it soon. Another interesting experience that I think worth sharing is that, the hospital will let you in ONLY IF you're at least 6cm dilated. This is not an urban legend and in fact, a kakak told me that she was refused 2 times by the hospital because she was not dilated enough to be warded. I think the reason they are doing this is to minimize the patient in the ward as health care and hospitalization are free to eligible citizen, so prioritization is important.
We haven't go to any antenatal class yet mainly because H deemed that it's ridiculously expensive, pricing at 1000 NOK (RM600) per couple. We're still contemplating on going or not but I am eager to go especially when I need to know what is there to know about birthing. Not that I'm being kiasu but I prefer to have some knowledge on what about to happen and what can I do when it happens. Orang cakap tengok YouTube pun boleh tapi somehow I hate watching birth videos on YouTube especially minah-minah saleh tu semua sebab, I can't stand jeritan diorang tu. Macam over pulak sampai aku boleh sakit hati. So not YouTube birthing video for me.
As per friends suggestions, I started to read on hypnobirthing. Very intriguing I must say as I like the idea of the power of mind concept. I always believe the concept of mind over matter and somehow hypnobirthing really get me. There's still much to read so I'll give you my take on it later.
To end this entry, I would like wish all Malaysians,
HAPPY 55TH INDEPENDENCE DAY