Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Disturbing

I'll continue with Part II of my birth story in a later post cos at the moment, there is something I wanted to say.

So, yesterday evening, while my urut lady and confinement lady chatted. I happily listed to their stories. When I say 'stories', they were mostly bizarre stories. The kind that makes your whole body shake and feel as if some parts of your anatomy are about fall apart as well.

Anyway, the most talked about story was when they both shared the same concern about ladies after birth - the uterus. And both are so adamant that for some, if you are not careful, will have their uterus fall out!! Careful..according to my confinement lady means no squatting, no carrying heavy stuff, no running...basically, no sudden movements that may cause this...urm...tragedy. And my urut lady, kept asking me to get the 'bengkung' or a girdle to "hold" my tummy in place.

Since I can't be mopping the floor or cleaning the loo, I sat there listening to their horrific tales. Plus, other stories which isn't err...very appropriate for me to write it here. Even thinking about it now is making me sweat.

The whole time, I glanced at my clock and anxiously prayed for hubby to speed home or tried to concentrate on the tv (the French Open has started - another reason for me to do less blogging hehheh...) but neither helped much.

Now, I did plan on you know, exercising and doing it right this time around (at the moment, I look as if I am 3 months pregnant). However, in light of the new err...information, I don't think even the world's most advance fitness equipment will entice me to begin my Project Sim-Down.

Scary...

7 comments:

mott said...

i think what they're referring to is, prolapse uterus. Which does happen, if you live a sedentary life (no exercise) and suddenly start carrying heavy stuff/do alot of manual labour.

My MIL was such a case, she was carrying her daughter around too much.

Just be careful I guess..

mommy to chumsy said...

very scary eh? yes...it's true...got to take care cos it happened to my mom. Her uterus did fall and had to be pushed back. The gynae used his fingers and inserted into the Vjj to push it back. *OUCH*

Charming said...

Hi Shireen,
Initially I did not believe these similar stories that my Mom told me during my confinemnet. But my MIL, about two years ago, had to have an operation becos her uterus had collaspe. She reckons is due to her not resting after the birth of her two children and she was working (they owned a shop in PNG) and carrying/lifting heavy items. With all these stories or hearsay, I guess it's best to play in safe. You could always start on light exercises like walking whilst pushing the pram, gives the opp to get outdoors (after confinement of course!)

Mummy to QiQi said...

yeah, malay really believes that the womb will drop if not careful. hey, u take care k.

Ann said...

oh....funny that the thought that crossed my head was...

1) if you dont want children....
2) so no period?

So terrible!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Hey you are a fan of Roland Garros too! I am crazy over it although I have limited time in front of the TV. No such luxury when your lil one is at terrible 2 stage .. so enjoy it now.

mott said...

hey..i'm still veiting for part 2 ler...

;) just to let u know, NO PRESSURE. ;)

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