6 Singapore celeb mums who braved through difficult pregnancies
Some mummies have dream pregnancies. Some others are not so lucky. Severe morning sickness, bleeding, migraine, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, premature labour, etc are some of the pregnancy complications mummies need to watch out for.
Here are 6 Singapore celebrity mums who braved through difficult pregnancies.
For Singapore TV host, actress, radio DJ and model, Jamie Yeo, both her pregnancies weren't easy.
Her daughter, Alysia was born 2.5 months early , weighing only 1.2 kg and measuring 36 cm.
Jamie had a late second pregnancy at 40, and there were complications in the later half. Her water bag started leaking at 30 weeks, and she was put on bed rest in hospital for a month. She gave birth to a baby boy, Luke, "A little early at 35 weeks, but healthy and at a respectable 2.35 kg."
Actress-entrepreneur Cheryl Wee gave birth to a baby boy on April 26, 2018. Again, she had her fair share of troubles.
As she puts it, "I cannot keep track of the number of times I’ve vomited during this pregnancy! I have also had my fair share of flu, food poisoning and gastric flu and it is so draining!"
Cheryl also had high fever during labour, "My temperature was 38.8 degrees then and they were afraid that if I waited any longer, the chances of infection would increase."
She later contracted a postpartum urinary tract infection (UTI), and had to be put on antibiotics.
For ONE FM 91.3 Radio DJ, actress and host Melody Chen and her actor hubby Randall Tan, the road to pregnancy was tough. The couple had been trying for a baby for 9 long years, and had given up hope after a miscarriage and a failed in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) attempt.
They finally conceived in 2017, and Melody had revealed that her pregnancy hadn't been easy.
"It's truly been a challenging journey so far with this 24/7 bedrest but Randall and I are keeping the faith that it'll work out for the best."
She gave birth to twin babies, a boy and a girl, through emergency C-section. The babies were born prematurely, several weeks in advance.
Joanne Peh gave birth to her Baby No. 2 on April 21, 2017 after a long and arduous 16 hours of labour. Things weren't as smooth as her first pregnancy.
“My first pregnancy was quite smooth. This time, I feel nauseous at night and suffer a loss of appetite", Joanne had revealed.
While pregnant with her third son, Nathan, in 2010, actress Zoe Tay experienced some bleeding due to a blood clot. She ended up delivering the baby prematurely through C-section.
It was the first C-section for Zoe, who also has two other sons Brayden and Ashton with her husband, Philip Chionh.
Amber Young (Mummy of Momo Twins Leia and Lauren)
12 weeks into her pregnancy, Amber Young found out that she was expecting Momo twins. MoMo twins are identical twins that develop in a single, shared placenta and amniotic sac in the mother’s womb.
"They share the placenta but have two separate umbilical cords. It was an extremely rare and high-risk pregnancy", says Amber.
"The risk of cord entanglement increases as the pregnancy progresses. There was also a risk of TTTS (twin to twin transfusion syndrome)."
When she was in her last trimester, Amber couldn’t even get out of bed.
Leia and Lauren were finally delivered at 32 weeks, weighing 1.5 kg and 1.6 kg respectively. Today, these children are Instagram superstars with 329,000 followers!