The Big Pregnancy Countdown 2019
On 19 Jan 2019, SMG Women’s Health organised an intimate get-together session for soon-to-be mummies at different stages of pregnancy to learn more about their pregnancy journey and pick up preparation tips in anticipation of their little ones!
The event was held at 10 Square, Orchard Central. Besides an exciting line-up of speakers and topics, the expecting mummies and daddies also got to snap up attractive deals from our partners like Stemcord, Ashley Low Photography, Beauty Mums and Babies, The Dental Studio and Qiren.
Dr Teo Cheng Peng from Stemcord opened the session sharing on cord blood and cord stem cells banking, which is one of the most frequently discussed topics among parents-to-be.
Dr James Lee from Astra Women’s Specialists then touched on the pregnancy journey across the different trimesters. He advised all pregnant women to take good care of their health and to avoid catching the flu or coming down with a fever. If they do fall sick, it is absolutely important to rest and recover as quickly as possible. Dr Lee also shared on foetal growth and how mummies can help the little one inside them maintain an optimal size throughout the pregnancy. Adequate nutrition and good eating habits definitely play a huge part!
Dr James Lee currently practises at Astra Women’s Specialists at Punggol, Bishan and Novena.
We then had Dr Dave Ong from Kids Clinic @ Punggol share tips on what parents should know about caring for their newborn. He highlighted on common newborn issues including jaundice, crying due to colic, fever, ENT conditions, childhood infections, rashes and more, to equip first-time parents with tips on how to manage such conditions. Dr Ong also explained the different types of vaccinations he would recommend for children from 0 months to 2 years old.
Lastly, he spoke about the developmental milestones that can be observed in the first few months and encouraged parents to actively look out for them so they can be assured that their child is growing well.
For parents who missed this informative session, you may refer to Kids Clinic’s comprehensive list of children’s health topics to read more about the various conditions and how to manage them.
The event continued with Ms Ashley Low from Ashley Low Photography sharing her expertise and insights on how to photograph a newborn at the comfort of your own home. She touched on picture composition, using of different lighting at home, baby-safe props and the skill of working around the child’s moods to capture professional-looking photos all on your own!
Ms Genah Lim from Beauty Mums & Babies then closed the session with the most interesting topic of the afternoon – baby massage! With her 26 years of experience, she demonstrated the basics of baby massage with simple step-by-step instructions that parents could easily replicate at home. Not only can baby massage enhance bonding between parent and child, but it can also help relieve certain conditions like colic, much to the delight of many parents.
Congratulations to our best-dressed couples!
We also announced the winners of the 5 best-dressed couples that day and they each walked away with a huge gift box containing baby essentials that included a baby mattress!
We hope everyone who came for the event picked up a thing or two as they await the arrival of their little one. Do follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be informed of future events!