Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 6: A Visit to the Doc

My Beloved Wife is not feeling well today. She's experiencing nausea and vomited twice today. “It's cold in my tummy,” she said. The worried me don't know what to do.

“I want to see a doctor,” she told me.

I was hesitant to go to an ob/gyne because (1) I don't know where to go, and (2) I don't if I need to set an appointment before we can see a doctor. However, thanks to the power of the Internet and the insistence of My Beloved Wife (it is hard to refuse a lady who is naglilihi) off to the nearest hospital we go.

The obstetrician/gynecologist (ob/gyne) said that nausea and vomiting are normal in the first weeks of pregnancy. The doctor said that hormonal changes are happening inside My Beloved Wife's body and she's not accustomed to that yet.

The doctor told My Beloved Wife to take folic acid (5 mg capsule) daily for one month. This medicine is important to prevent neural tube defects and other defects to our baby. The doctor also prescribed Vitamin B Complex (1,000 mg capsule) per day to reduce nausea and vomiting.

We left the doctor with a better knowledge of what to do for our baby. And hey, we’re received some freebies.

Free milk and folic acid from the ob/gyne



  1. The 1st trimester is usually like that, lots of hormonal changes, mood swings, and change of appetite. But, on the positive side, what I like most is that I got pampered by almost everyone around me. =P They are all worried and takes extra care to 'buntis'.

    1. You are correct. :-) My wife told me that she became the center of attention in the office. Her office mates became concerned with her well being. She was even scolded by an office mate because she used the photocopier. That office mate said that the radiation from the photocopier is bad for the baby.

  2. Congrats!. She needs an oby/gyne for regular appointment and check up of baby's development.

    1. Thank you very much for congratulating us. Yes, we already have an ob/gyne. We'll return to her next week.