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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Day I Delivered At Prince Court Medical Center

"Hmmm...your amniotic fluid is right on the level..." said my gynea, Doctor Seri, while scanning my belly. She then did a VE (vagina examination) to see any symptom of opening or engaging. The baby was already in the right position and pathway but there was no sign of getting any lower to the opening area. And I was reaching 39 weeks at that time! She then continued speaking in medical terms and jargons which I had no idea what did she mean by that, but I knew, and I was pretty sure, that I had to make some big decision there and then.

I was right! Natural birthing wasn't my best option due to the amniotic fluid level. And waiting for unpredictable contraction with unknown pelvic performance wasn't good idea as well. Enduring pain "down there" plus getting extra cut on the belly, was a BIG no-no. At this boutique hospital some more? Ok, thanks. Then I told myself, why would I risk my child's life when I was the one who wanted her so bad? Why would I stress her up? Why would I jeopardize everything?

And so hubby and I decided, and were given an opportunity to pick a date for our memorable c-sect day...and it was in fact, "A" date that can be easily remembered...1st April 2014 (well yeah, April Fool day!) ANYHOW, we were informed that the Operation Theater was FULL on this FOOL day. Hahaha! So we had to bring forward one day, which all of us agreed to choose, 31 Mac 2014. Why? Simply because it fell on Monday (PCMC had a different charges if it falls on Saturday or Sunday).
 
We came back on Sunday where we had to spend a night at the hospital, before I went for c-sect. The registration was smooth since I had the guarantee letter 2 weeks earlier. The service has no different than normal hotel, where a porter is assigned every time you need them. Meanwhile, a max of RM10 is charged for parking, compared to per hour. To top it all, we love the smell of this hospital which it does not smell like one! 
We went to Level 6 and my room was right in front of the reception. Senang orang nak datang. Here in PCMC, all rooms are single bed and believe it or not, the price is just the same like other private hospital. Seriously. This was just a standard room, but looking at the junior suite pun dah rasa macam gempak, apatah lagi kalo suite or VVIP room! *Pasrah dengan duit yang ada...* But I was happy enough to see that my room was facing the Twin Towers :)
Hubby and I was lying on the bed, side by side, cuddling and hugging each other, remembering our past and future. That night was really "syahdu" as we are going to be a family of three the next day. How GREAT ALLAH is. No doubt. We FINALLY becoming a mother and a father, a parents to a child. THANK YOU ALLAH. (So all TTCians, please...PLEASE NEVER LOSE HOPE...keep trying and praying ok?)
But my romantic night stopped there! I was later being poked, not once, not twice, but FOUR TIMES! You know yang cucuk kat tangan/lengan tu! FOUR TIMES JUST TO GET THE IV IN! (YES, I HATE NEEDLE MORE THAN PACAT!) The first nurse couldn't find my vein but she still tried to poke in. Failed. The second nurse tried to poke again but the vein was too small to get a syringe of blood. Failed. The third nurse then poke at my arm and this time, the blood ran faster than the back of my palm. Fiuh! I was actually wondering and waiting for any contraction but mimpi la...the Philips thingy showed none!
I took a shower the next morning and I was still fasting. I changed to OT wrap and waited for the nurse. I baring tengok ceiling. With all documents filled up, I was pushed to the OT, and the feeling of looking up the ceiling lights one after another (just like in the movie), was super nervous! I was shivering! SUMPAH TAKUT! LEBIH TAKUT DARI TENGOK PACAT!

I was lifted up to the other bed by two male nurses. They were the one who took charge of me all the time. Later, the anesthetist came and explain on the procedure, where I will be put on half-spinal block. At this point of time, my nervousness was getting even higher! I was super duper scared that I will feel the pain or I can't get up back or comma or whatever not! But the anesthetist was very good in calming the patient, that I agreed to sign the form. Hahaha!

Hubby was not seen at any corner of the recovery room. I was told that he was outside, getting prepared to get in the OT, with OT attire. I was then pushed into the OT and the moment I saw that huge light on top of me, I knew that IT WAS REAL! The male nurses started to spread my both hands and tie them down. THE OT WAS COLD AS COLD AS ANTARCTICA! I wanted to cry. I was shivering like I didn't have any fat at all.

The anesthetic then tried to find my vein and the same problem re-occurred! He couldn't find my RUNNING VEIN! I quickly asked him to poke at my arm instead of the back of my palm. Please! PLEASE! But he tried from left to right hand, still. YOU KNOW HOW BIG WAS THE NEEDLE? IT WAS THE BIGGEST NEEDLE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD! The green one! *Crying painfully* It wasn't stop there! He told me that he wanted to inject in the half-spinal anesthetia! RIGHT ON MY SPINAL! *Crying again* I was positioned upright and bended frontward. Out of sudden, he said ok, done. WAH! SO FAST! The anesthesia was quite cold, where I can feel it in my body few seconds later.

I lied flat and waited. I kept on moving my feet to check whether they were numb or not. In few seconds, I couldn't feel my feet! Not even my thighs! And my tummy! I can only move my head and hands! Thank God it worked! "Where were you just now?" I asked hubby. Hubby told me that the nurse has mistakenly asked another guy to wear OT attire, where his wife already went out from the OT! Laaaaaa...salah laki plak hahaha! Hubby then sat next to me, held my hand, and kept on recited doa. He didn't dare to look at my tummy! CONFIRM PENGSAN!

While everyone in the OT (the gynea, the anesthetist, and 5-7 nurses) were doing their job AND gossiping about MH370, I smelled something burning. "Doc, what are you doing with my tummy? I smell burnt meat!" I panicked. "Nothing la...I did nothing..." she laughed. I can feel my tummy swaying left and right but I did not feel the pain. GREAT! If this is how c-sect would be, I would love to deliver 10 more kids! (Wait till I tell you the after effect!)

In just 5 minutes, Doc. Seri has taken out our precious and passed her to the nursery nurse! She then wiped the baby's face and passed her to my hubby! AND I STILL CANNOT SEE HER COZ MY VIEW WAS BLOCKED BY THAT GREEN COVER! She was crying and hubby was cuddling and holding her while performing azan. Nasib baik tak azan macam kat masjid! (We had joking the night before that he wanted to azan kuat-kuat siap pegang telinga.) The nurse then took her and wanted to bring her to the nursery. "HALO, HALO, CAN THE MOM SEE HER NEWBORN DAUGHTER???" The gynea laughed. Hahahahaha!

For the first time, I saw my precious face. She was fair, her hair was dark, her eyes were sepet, her lips were red, her face was round. I had no idea who she looked like! I can't believe that she is my child! SO CUTE! (Okay, low self esteem hahaha!) Hubby and I cried happily. 6 years of waiting, and we finally got her. Allahuakbar! *Teary eyes*

BABY PICTURE? SABAR! SABAR! I'LL SHOW HER PICTURE IN THE NEXT POST OK? NOW BACK TO MY PROCEDURE STORY!

This is the best part. The baby was out in 5 mins, but I had to undergo the after-process in 45 mins! Though I didn't feel the pain, I can still feel the vacuuming process, sucking and clearing the blood. The gynea said she needed to close back all 7 layers of my tummy. *Fainted* Once done, I was being located at the recovery bay for an hour. I cannot move, still. GREAT!

The male nurses then pushed me back to my room and there, I saw hubby and our precious. She was born 2.64kg, lighter than her estimated scanned weight, 3.0kg. I still cannot move, and I was on urine-tube, hence hubby was the one who took care of her the whole day.

The service was good...from the hospital food (breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner) to the nurses to the facilities. Friends and families came to visit me and #TravelholicAwesome did play a major part where they supported me to fart! Yes, I MUST fart! Else, something wrong with my system. A BIG THANK YOU TO THEM! (Janggel even recorded the scene!)
Ok. Now...when did I start to feel the pain? ONCE THE ANESTHESIA FADED AWAY! Owh Goddddddd! SUMPAH SAKIT! I cannot even walk! I didn't know how to move my feet! LIKE SERIOUSLY! I CANNOT WALK! Hubby and nurses held me and taught me how to move my feet, one after another. Drama gile! TAKMO C-SECT DAHHHHH! NOOOOOO! ONE KID ENOUGHHHHH! (Tadi kata 10 kan?!) BUT I want to deliver at this hospital again, that's for sure.

We had to stay for 4 days, to monitor my daughter's and my recovery. During these days, Alhamdulillah my daughter's jaundice wasn't that high, and I was struggling so bad in breastfeeding due to low kick of supply. It was a new thing for me, InsyaAllah, I'll do a post on it. For now, stay tune for my baby's picturessssssssssss!

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The Day I Found That I Am Pregnant, Again. Click HERE.
First Trimester : Vomit Chronicle. Click HERE.
Second Trimester : Blood Anatomy. Click HERE.  
Third Trimester : Shopping Galore. Click HERE
Labor Preparation Class. Click HERE.
Self-Made Maternity Photoshoot : Tummy. Click HERE.
Self-Made Maternity Photoshoot : Indoor.
Click HERE.
Self-Made Maternity Photoshoot : Outdoor. Click HERE.
Series of Pregnancy Monthly Progress Shoot. Click HERE.

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zaraab said...

"PLEASE NEVER LOSE HOPE...keep trying and praying ok?" - Sebak baca part ni tapi LOL! From 10 draw down to 1. Hahaha.

Mohd Sukri Mat said...

Tahnia & selamat berpantang

marikosan said...

congrats again Biq and hubs. sekapal kita kene csect..and yes if can taknak csect for future (considering i dh rase csect and normal)
alhamdulillah finally ur a mommy..enjoy parenthood biq!
i pun tgh amik mood nak update abt my labor story

Kausar Amin said...

i was among the TTC family. And now we are on ROUND TWO! Back to ttc again. Do pray for us!

Biqque said...

zaraab, Allah maha mendengar so keep on praying :) mmg sedih campur bahagia masa branak hahaha...

sukri, tx :) dah keje dah hehe...

marikosan, tx..ha cepat update!

kausar, wah round two? i hope mine will come soon..err..wait, dunno yet hahaha..of cos i want another one! :)

Angela Brooks said...

Congrats!

Can I contact you through email?. Please email me back.

Regards,

Angela
angelabrooks741 gmail.com

famil said...

congrats :)

Biqque said...

hi angela, sent u an email..

famil, tx :)

honey said...

Teary eyes while reading this..alhamdulillah..btw,biqque te green one is not the biggest.we have grey needle and orange needle(biggest) but for emergency cases..but true enough,pain caused by the green needle is sufficient to be remembered..during the delivery of my 2nd child,my husband's 1st attempt to poke mewith the green needle failed!(both of us are doctors)i still blame him for that until now .lol..enjoy parenthood..happy breastfeeding n baby wearing..do join our baby wearing group in fb if you're interested:malaysian babywearers & gendong 101.. :)

Biqque said...

honey, doctor ya? u must be well prepared then :) tx for the comfort word and yes, i'll try my best to enjoy and cherish everything :)

Don't Afraid to Try said...

Hi biqque..terharu bc..kecik ur baby..terbalik dgn i..last scan 2.63kg..exactly kuar 3kg..i gained weight 7kgs during pregnant..mommy cannot eat..alah teruk..tp baby super duper sihat..me br deliver last tuesday..baby gurl jgk..
Ape2pn syukur semua selamat yer biqque..

Biqque said...

DATT, skitnyer u gained hahaha...i 13kg gak la...congrats on ur new born jugak! nanti kena la blajar bawak baby travel pulak ye hehehe...

Twilight Man said...

Congratulations to you both! I know how happy you both are!

I remembered myself crying when you told us about the earlier sadness and loss.

Nurhidayah said...

hye sis,

do you mind share with me how much the expenses if we deliver at pcmc ?

this is my email :

nurhidayah.mohdali@gmail.com


thankyou :)

Biqque said...

twilight, thx! u always have a sweet word for me :)

nurhidayah, emailed u on the cost :)

akin nordin said...

Salam,

Do you mind sharing me the costs too? :)

I'm struggling to find a hospital that can assure me a private room.

My email address is n.asyikin@gmail.com

Thank you,

Asyikin

I am ZieLA said...

Salam,

May i now the cost u've been charged?
Do email me at rosma.azila@gmail.com

Cingrates anyway:)

Anonymous said...

as salam.. such a beautiful funny birth story.. planning to deliver at pcmc with dr seri too.. mind me to share your cost throughout the stay with baby charges? email me at missmessy_kuki89@yahoo.com btw, siapa paed for your little ixora ye

Biqque said...

akin, ziela, missmessy, will email to u shortly :) paed ixora is doc.anthony, mmg best, peramah :)

Fatiehah Mahmud said...

Salam,

Do you mind sharing me the cost too since I'm in the midst of choosing which place to deliver soon. Tq :)

Here is my email fatiehahmahmud@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Salam,

First of all Alhamdulillah, congratulations to you!

Do you mind sharing me the cost as well? Would really appreciate it.

Sabrina.aaziz@gmail.com

Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sis Biqque! Boleh share cost deliver kt Pcmc ? Tgk dari segi pengalaman sis mmg best.. Email me yaa.. feysya_strange@yahoo.com tq :)

Anonymous said...

hi,

salam. do you mind sharing the cost? :) my email is mm.nadhirah@gmail.com hope mommy and baby is in good state! :)

thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi sis,

I'm currently undergo check up kat PCMC with Dr Tan Ay Eng. Dia ade inform i maybe increase chance for C-Section. Boleh tak u share ngan i bper you kena charge as over all total. Sebab , i was been informed that baby separate bill..so agak terkulat2 cket dgr. Appreciate if you could email me the cost at echo50s@yahoo.com.

Thank Sis :)

Hulubalang said...

6 years still ok la...aku 10 years...hihihi..

Biqque said...

fatiehah, sabriena, feysha, echo, have emailed you guys on the cost :) hope it helps!

hb, kawan aku ada beberapa jgk yg 8-10 years...alhamdulillah masih ada rejeki utk kita kan :)

noor hidayah said...

Hi ms biqque. I tengah cr hospital for delivery. If you dont mind could you forward me the cost to my email noor.hidayah@rimbuncapital.com
Thanks in adv.

Biqque said...

hidayah, done :)

Aznul Hafiz said...

Assalamualaikum...bole share total delivery cost?
My email ahafiz3036@gmail.com
Tq sis

Sherly lim said...

such a beautiful funny birth story.. planning to deliver at pcmc. mind to share your cost delivery and throughout the stay with baby charges? email me at sherlylim900823@gmail.com

thanks n appreceiate

Shidah said...

Assalamualaikum...Congratulation!!!!
boleh share total delivery cost?
My email shidaziz@gmail.com
I tgh survey doctor n hospital for my delivery in May, Insyaallah
Thanks a lot.

Mazlin said...

Would you mind emailing me the cost at sky3e.86@gmail.com 😊

Tq in advance

Mazlin said...

Hi. Do u mind forwarding me the cost? My email is sky3e.86@gmail.com

Tq

Raj Shukla said...

Congrats to both of you. Is it possible for you to share the full
cost of full stay in PCMC. It will be great help for us. Thanks a lot .
My emailid is rajs578@gmail.com

Regards

Ina said...

Salam,

Congrats to you and family. Do you mind sharing the expenses if we were to deliver at pcmc under doc Seri for c-sec ? does the cost inc baby? i had my 1st in sjmc, c-sec and was thinking of delivering the 2nd at pcmc. Thank you in advance.

maslina.damiri@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Assalam n congratz to both of u.

Tolg share your total delivery cost to

amirfaiz86@gmail.com

Tgh survey gak nie cost my wife due in June nie.

Tq.

Biqque said...

aznul, shirley, shidah, mazlin, raj, ina, amir, have inbox you guys :)

Anonymous said...

Hi biqque.. congrats to both of u. If u dont mind, can you inbox/ watsapp me total cost?

Fadzli 0122644202
fadzlifx@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Salam. Im interested to deliver in pcmc. Do u mind to share the cost of delivery?

My email is sitihajar.v@gmail.com

Tq

Taty Husri Remy said...

Salam...boleh tau total cost dcarge..nak survey..dpt pmc charge same like others place but service first class..deliver jun...
rosmawaty.rahamis@cit.travel or tatyilham@yahoo.com.my
tq....

Anonymous said...

Salam. mind to share the cost for c-sect ?

This is my email nisafauzi_2512@yahoo.com

I'm planning for normal delivery at PCMC, but as reach the EDD baby still doesn't engage (cry..cry..cry) so I might go for c-sect (if its the best choice). I've being scheduled to be warded on 30 March 2015, might so be the same born date of yr little one :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Mind sharing the total bill for c-sect. My email is hananhmh@gmail.com
thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Hi congrats,

I'm interested to deliver my Lil one here too.. mind sharing the cost of expenses?

suyinlee1@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance..

Aliah Rahim said...

Assalamualaikum...Congratulation!!!!
boleh share total delivery cost?
My email aliahrahim666@gmail.com
I tgh survey doctor n hospital for my delivery in May also at PCMC, Insyaallah
Thanks a lot.

Emma Shazleen said...

Hi, first of all congrats to you and hubby! I'm still searching for a reasonable-priced hospital to give birth this August, do you mind emailing me the cost?

Thank you! 5feetchic@gmail.com

Biqque said...

Hi all, done inboxing to 5feetchic@gmail.com,
aliahrahim666@gmail.com,
suyinlee1@hotmail.com,
hananhmh@gmail.com,
nisafauzi_2512@yahoo.com,
tatyilham@yahoo.com.my,
sitihajar.v@gmail.com but unable to send to
fadzlifx@gmail.com

Bonda said...

Assalamualaikum, first of all congrats to you and hubby! soo touching..i am..sob sob....I mcm interested je nk try PCMC, do you mind emailing me the cost? thank you

affazuliaty@felcra.com.my
thanx again

Mawar Berduri said...

Salam...

enjoy reading ur writing...can u email me total cost u?...i tgh planning next baby...hehehe

haniemawarni.norman@gmail.com

Hafie Zhau said...

Salam..i hope that you can share the total cost for the delivery..

Email to:ratna@vitaton.com.my and hafiezhauzah@gmail.com

Tq

Biqque said...

affazuliaty@felcra.com.my, haniemawarni.norman@gmail.com, ratna@vitaton.com.my and hafiezhauzah@gmail.com

done :)

Jamie Chew said...

Appreciate if u can email me the cost, thank u very much.
shin_chew107@hotmail.com

elen hasny said...

Salam...
If u dont mine to share the total cost..
Tq

elen hasny said...

fazleenhasny90@yahoo.com

Fid said...

Hi,

Thanks for sharing your birthing experience. Can you share me the cost for delivery at pcmc? Here's my email rafidah.ariffin[at]gmail.com.

Thanks!!

Biqque said...

shin_chew107@hotmail.com,
fazleenhasny90@yahoo.com,
rafidah.ariffin@gmail.com

done :)

Erina said...

Hi,

I hope you and your baby are doing well. Do you mind to share the cost for the delivery at pcmc? My email is erina.liaw@yahoo.com

Thanks alot

Cassandra Lee said...

Hi, late congrats! I plan to go there for my delivery too. Mind share the cost for 4 days stay? Thanks :)
Cassandra.9610@gmail.com

chozkm said...

Hi,

Hope you and your little one are doing well, appreciate if u can email me the delivery cost. thanks!!!

chozkm@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

As Salam,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Appreciate if u can email me the delivery cost. Thanks ;-)

aby.kenanga.inv@gmail.com

zangetsu2412 said...

As Salam, congrats.. nak tnye jugak sis.. Berapa kos sume ye.. Nk standby for wife
chelsea8386@gmail.com, tq ya :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, really appreciate that you share your birthing experience at PCMC. Do you mind to share the delivery costs? My email is safuraysmn[at]gmail.com
Thanks so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Salam. New reader here :) Wondering if you dont mind emailing me the cost of your delivery in PCMC? My email is anen89@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

I decided to deliver my first baby also at PCMC last April under Dr Tan Ay Eeng. Thanks to you for your beautiful write up which helped me with my decision. Hehe.

Anonymous said...

Salam.. would u mine share your cost? Did u know whats the price for normal delivery? Thank youu!
My emel : nu_nue@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Gosh what a journey. Do u mind emailing me the cost too? Thanks so much in advance!
Email : babelini@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Salam.. would u mine share your cost? Did u know whats the price for normal delivery? Thank youu!
My emel : azyannorulanhar@gmail.com

Diana Hussain said...

Salam..may i know the cost also? diana9284@gmail.com. Thanks!

NFK said...

Salam, do you mind sharing the cost delivering there? farahinkhairy@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

i enjoyed reading your blog. So much info especially for a first time mommy-to-be like me. If you don't mind, could you share the cost to deliver at pcmc? my email: natashazulaziz89@gmail.com

thank you so much

Biqque said...

hi,

erina.liaw@yahoo.com, Cassandra.9610@gmail.com, chozkm@gmail.com, aby.kenanga.inv@gmail.com, chelsea8386@gmail.com, safuraysmn@gmail.com, anen89@yahoo.com, nu_nue@yahoo.com, babelini@yahoo.com, azyannorulanhar@gmail.com, diana9284@gmail.com, farahinkhairy@gmail.com, natashazulaziz89@gmail.com

i have inbox-ed you guys :)

Anonymous said...

hi kak biqque, i'm ur silent reader that i'm really enjoyed your post..if you don't mind, can u email me the cost of the delivery at PCMC.. email me at garden_park65@yahoo.com .TQ in advanced.

Nazz Zainal said...

Hi, its been a year now. Hopefully the price is not much different. Can u share me the cost pls naza@pmpdev.com

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