My Journey to Ailee’s Birth

I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work in a hospital where I can avail health benefits as well as my dependents and my parents, without paying a single peso in the bill when discharge. It includes giving birth in the hospital but I decided to have a home birth instead. Some people were asking/questioning me why I decided to do so knowing that I already knew the risks. The following are my own reasons;

First, I am confident enough that my own sister who is a licensed nurse midwife will be the one to assist me in my delivery. A dream come true. She had been assisting thousands of pregnant mothers already here in the Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Africa. She was dealing many  difficult and high risk patients so I guess handling me is just easy for her. 

Second, We have also midwife friends who will be assisting too and that gave us more confidence.


Third, I have a complete paraphernalia/things needed for my delivery that includes the newborn care, immunizations and even ambu bag for resuscitation but I never expect it to be used. Ambulance vehicle will be on standby in case of emergency.

Forth, I had a complete prenatal check ups with an OB consultant and in maternity clinic. I made sure that I have normal results in all my labs and ultrasound.  Everything was  normal except for my UTI that it took a while to be treated.

Lastly, The comfort of giving birth at home is amazing There are no restrictions on how family members or friends that can be present. You can eat or drink as you wish prior to delivery. You are able to walk around freely. You can choose the delivery position that's right for you. 

Let me share with you my second home-birth experience. I am not encouraging pregnant to do the same. Hospital delivery is  advisable. I will just give you a glimpse of my successful home delivery.

I am on my 38th and 2 days and at around 3 clock in the afternoon I noticed a small bloody show in my undies I immediately told my sister because it signifies that I am in an early stage of labor. To make sure that everything is normal, I went to an Ob-Gyn doctor with my other sister for evaluation and last ultrasound. I was 3-4cm then and everything was normal only my water started to get low and that I should give birth as soon as possible. I started to feel pain but still very tolerable. My sister already prepared  everything and the setting where I will   give birth a week before my big day. 
A pose with my sister. Thank you sis for the love and care! 'peace' even though I’m in pain.
I was 4-5cm this time


Such a sweet little Ate, she always hug and kiss my tummy whenever she has a chance.
My sister, my nurse/midwife is always by my side throughout my labor to monitor me and my baby. 


I did squatting exercises in our terreace! my kiddos was there for me throughout my labor and delivery. 


I do squatting and other exercises in our terrace to help my labor progress faster. 



That moment na you're about to give up and become hopeless because of the pain? Pero life must go on! kaya natin to anak! This photo was taken around 11pm and I was 7-8cm. Pain escalated already my scale was 8 from 1-10.



Hallelujah! @ 1:19am October 10, 2017 I gave birth to my third child Ailee Gynelle. The pain during transition was intolerable and unbearable.Thanks God I made it. I only gave my one very strong push and Ailee came out. Just never mind my shout! 'Mura juwg baka! haha


After I got stable, It's time for newborn care and newborn exam. While I was having my rest, Ate did the exam and sole tracing. 
 
Oh she got that one seat apart digits from me! haha

That small wheel completes her BCG immunization. 

Ailee's first bath! with the super Ate Gyndy who can't wait to carry her small little sister.

First of all I thank the Lord Almighty for making this birth a successful one. I cannot make it without Him giving me strength and endurance. To my sister, my hero for giving her 100% energy, her tender love and care, her touch soothes the pain and for assuring that everything will be okay. Salamat kaayo te sa memorable experience with you as my nurse midwife and I am the spoiled patient. Thank you also Ate Susan, Ate Elsa and Ate Ermie and Aya for your all out support throughout my pregnancy, labor and delivery.



"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-- A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.…"
 Ecclesiastes 3:1










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Are you annoyed with the non-stop barking of your dogs? Though barking iѕ соmmоn tо аll dоgѕ, thiѕ mау juѕt diѕturb уоur ѕlеер whiсh iѕ ԛuitе mаddеning. Bаrk Cоllаr iѕ аn еаѕу tо uѕе nуlоn соllаr thаt ѕignifiсаntlу rеduсеѕ уоur dоg'ѕ еxсеѕѕivе bаrking.
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Last year when we got a motorcycle accident, that's the time we decided to get a 4wheels vehicles for personal and business use. Thankful to God nothing serious happened to us, only minor bruises and wounds. I feel safe with 4wheels than a motorcycle which it can get crush easily. Before we got an accident we already planned to buy one but remained plan until such happened! At first we really had a hard time deciding what type of car to buy. Hubby suggested a car that we can use everyday and the same time it can be used for business. After a thorough canvass and discussions we end up with a baby truck multi-cab type. It was our first time to have a car! At first we enjoyed riding it but when I got pregnant with the second and now pregnant with our third baby, I got a hard time positioning myself in the front seat with baby and with 6years old eldest when the seat is good only for 2 people. I am not comfortable sitting at the back either. That is why we decided now to have an air conditioned car for our growing family! Though I considered hubby to be good and have broad knowledge about cars and accessories because he started driving at the age of 16 that is why! :) I also do research and ask my friends about their cars for added knowledge and reference. I am glad to have landed at Cars.com for additional and wise tips in buying a car. It is very important to do research and read reviews from other car owner to have a more idea what to do and check before buying. It is also important that the driver also must at least have basic knowledge like how to change a tire, check the machine and other small and basic mechanic. Before this year ends hopefully to have a brand new air conditioned car that we and our kids are praying and wishing for. God willing!



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I thanked the Lord always for all the blessings He gave me that includes expected and unexpected blessings! One of the unexpected blessings that I just enjoyed was the check I received from the company I am working! I tried to apply for vacation leave monitization and luckily I was granted with it! I have saved my vacation leave that I have not used so I decided to have it monetized! I am so happy! Now, I won't make many leaves anymore if it is really not necessary knowing that It can be monitized in time. Hopefully nextyear I will apply again if I can have enough vacation leave that left unused! Hubby asked for addition funds for his small business and 3/4 of the total amount will be given to him. I just wish that he will use the money wisely. It is not easy to get it, I work for it, I sacrificed some of my time for it just to supply food on our table and pay our monthly bills. I hope he can give me some returns in the right time.  Being a working mom is not easy especially that I am expecting 6months pregnant with our third baby. I don't have a rights to surrender or give up because I love my family and I will do anything for them. I know It needs for a husband and wife to work together for the family and I appreciate also his effort to help me in our needs. He is a very hardworking dad but he never noticed it that he sometimes forgot to attend his family espcially our kids that need his attention because he is so busy with his small business. I just wish that he could balance everything for us to have a harmonious family relationship. I also prayed that God would help me to be a good mother and wife to him. I accept I also have many lapses but I am trying to give my best for them. I just feel hard now that I am pregnant, I feel so much pain in my lower abdomen but I am used to it. Maybe this is part of my pregnancy but it seems no one understand the pain that I am experiencing. All of them saying its normal but for me I can say it's not. Only God knows!

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Marian Rivera-Dantes is used to playing different characters: Primetime Queen, recording artist, brand ambassador, style icon, and philanthropist. But her favorite roles by far have been those behind the camera: as wife to Dingdong and mom to Baby Zia.

Marian Rivera-Dantes

As a modern homemaker, who manages her time between work and family, Marian has found comfort in cooking as one of the best ways to make her family feel loved and to improve her culinary skills. On her social media pages, the Kapuso actress has posted some of her own culinary creations that range from baby food for little Zia, stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.


Topping her stir-fry list are Chopsuey and Fried Rice made with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix, as seen in the seasoning’s two new TVCs which began airing last June 4, 2017. In both versions, Marian dances and sings to the tune of her hit song, “Sabay-sabay Tayo,’ while she adds AJI-GINISA® to each dish to make them more delicious and “Garantisadong Ginisarap.”

Like Marian, you can also whip up “Garantisadong Ginisarap” dishes – even non-vegetable ones – by adding a touch of AJI-GINISA® to your favorite stir-fry recipes.

Visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/recipes/ and like facebook.com/AjiGinisaPH and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH for more dishes to try.


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