It’s tough when your delivery due date has passed and your baby seems comfortable inside your tummy, refusing to come out.
A very good friend of mine is experiencing this. Her baby is due last week. It came and passed. In Sweden, where she is living now with her husband, the hospital policy is to allow the baby to come out au naturale at their own time.
It would be different if she were back in Singapore. By this time, the doctor would have induced the baby to come out. But I guess, we are both in different parts of the world.
She just told me that she was experiencing some contractions from last night. They called the hospital to find out if she should admit. When they found out that it was not painful, they told her to stay home. So she lay down and went to sleep.
She did not have any BIG symptoms like water bag burst or bleeding. So, when she asked me how did contractions feel like, I told her it seems to be what she’s experiencing. But if the baby is coming out, it will get more regular, more frequent and more painful. So I told her to monitor closely.
There was nothing much that she could do except wait for the labour to kick in. Her husband continues to work all this while. Luckily his office is just 5 minutes away and the hospital is 10 minutes away. Thank goodness!
Luckily she can just go to the hospital anytime to be monitored if she feel uncomfortable or something is not right. An individual room with personal bathroom (or even bathtub facilities) is just 80 kroner (SGD 16). Healthcare is highly subsidized in Sweden, that’s one of the greatest benefits of living there.
I am just concerned because she’s all alone in a foreign country, about to give birth and has no one to look after her after her delivery. I hope everything goes well and she will deliver soon to a beautiful baby boy, Wira.
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