Friday, February 19, 2010

I am now 8 months + in pregnancy

Hi All,

My foots started to bengkak like kaki anak gajah and if driving/seat for too long then will feels a bit numb and pain di pangkal paha while walking .. i guess this is normal as it may be caused by the pelvic joints loosening, ready for labour (erkkk)

Lastly emm.... jangan tak percaya that I'll do my last long trip to Sungai Petani on next Sunday afternoon for my final event with FMM before I go for maternity leave...and ofcourse will be accompany by my mother :)

xoxo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

1st time MC due to pregnancy illness

Yup... today is my 1st MC recorded for illness due to pregnancy...tak taw ler pasal apa aku sakit bahagian perut kanan ni sesangat2.. panic gak mana taw nak terberanak awal ke...he he.. suspen jer.. Doc Gangga said maybe baby menyiku banyak kali sangat.. ya lah smlm aku susah nak tidur si baby ni bersumo kat dalam...anyway.. masa scan tadi baby dh menunjuk kan 2kg berat nyer.. hahhhh.. berat tu bagiku...dah tak larat nak bawak (tu baru 2kg)

Hmmm...jangan tak caya.. aku dtg ofis lagi even dapat MC... sure boss heran....nampak macam tak sakit sbb datang ofis.. huhu...klu duduk kat rumah pun apa sangat aktivitiku.. tdo makan tengok tv.. hmm.. paling canggih pun aku akan sms or call sesapa yang menarik perhatianku :).. he he oklah nak chow dulu....tata titi tutu

xoxo

Friday, February 12, 2010

Selamat Bercuti...

Salam,

Selamat bercuti semua....to Mummy and other relative Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy New Year..sorry this year cann't make it for the "makan besar"

xoxo
Meeza Linn Zeq

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Healing Power of Herbal Tea

 
I love  to drink tea but not good for pregnant lady lah...the following are some useful information about it...
 
By Dr. Maoshing Ni - Posted on Fri, Feb 05, 2010, 1:19 am PST
 

Tea goes back to China almost 5,000 years ago. Herbal teas were specially blended from plants that exhibited medicinal properties to maintain health and prevent illness. Find out what makes tea so beneficial and how you can craft your own custom blend to stay healthy!
What is tea?
Technically speaking, tea is the dried and processed leaves of Camellia sinensis, and includes four main varieties: black, oolong, green, and white tea.
Black tea, produced when tea leaves undergo an oxidizing process that turns the leaves black, has the strongest flavor and the highest content of caffeine—about one third the caffeine you would get from the same cup of coffee. Oolong tea is slightly less oxidized and has less caffeine. Green tea is steamed, rolled and dried immediately after harvest, which halts the oxidation process, allowing the leaves to retain their green color. White tea undergoes the least processing—the young tea buds are picked and then air-dried. All of these varieties have different health benefits, with green tea and white tea leading the pack.
Green tea from Camellia sinensis
Experts believe that flavonoids are the key health-promoting ingredient in tea. These polyphenol antioxidants are present in many foods and plants, including tea leaves, and have been found to help prevent cell damage. Recent research suggests that tea may protect against heart disease and many types of cancer.
What about herbal tea?
Well, herbal tea is not really tea at all, but actually an infusion or tisane made from various leaves, flowers, fruit, or herbs. Herbal tea is sometimes enjoyed for its delicious taste and many times enjoyed for its medicinal properties.

Lemon Verbena herbal tea
While real "tea" boasts many healthy benefits, a major pro to herbal tea is that it is caffeine-free. Also, you can tailor your tea to your needs by selecting herbs and plants that address the health issue you want to target.
The list of tea recipes that follow are just a few combinations to help you heal.
1. Warming tea for cold hands and feet
For a warming tea from head to toe, make cinnamon and clove tea by putting 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon of cloves in 3 cups of water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups each day. Drink one cup in the evenings to warm your insides, which encourages a good night's sleep.
Specially blended Winter Tea makes use of herbs that expel cold while warming and tonifying your kidneys.
2. Pore-opening tea for combating a cold
This is a traditional Chinese remedy for a "wind cold", which usually occurs during seasonal changes and is often a result of exposure to drafts. At this early stage, Chinese medicine suggests that perspiration is helpful in removing the pathogens from the skin.
Boil one chopped garlic clove, three slices of ginger, one chopped scallion, some basil, and a pinch of cinnamon in 24 ounces of water for five minutes. Drink the tea hot and go to bed. Cover up and prepare to sweat. Sweating opens the pores, releasing trapped pathogens from the skin. Drink at least 3 cups of tea daily until symptoms subside.
For "wind heat" type of cold, which is characterized by high fever, sweating, sore throat, cough, headaches, and a yellow nasal discharge, you would see a Chinese medical practitioner for an herbal blend that is individualized for your needs.
3. Alertness-Enhancing Tea
The next time you need to spice up your concentration, instead of reaching for harsh stimulants like coffee, try the potent yet gentle energizers in your spice rack. Studies have found that compounds in everyday herbs and spices can increase mental function and physical vitality. All these herbs and spices contain volatile oils that stimulate your senses and increase alertness: dill, oregano, cilantro, rosemary, sage, bay, peppermint, ginger, garlic, parsley, cinnamon, onion, chives, garlic and leek. Make a tea from any combination and drink whenever you need a pick-me-up.
4. Herbal Hearing Aid Tea
The traditional Chinese remedy for diminished hearing is to make a tea from herbs that gently restore the ear. Make a hearing aid tea by boiling together for 15 minutes: 4 cups of water, 1 heaping tablespoon each of oregano, cilantro, rosemary, and sage, combined with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 3 slices of fresh ginger. Drink three cups a day for three weeks and hear the difference.
5. Stomach-Settling Tea
Ginger has been shown to soothe the digestive lining and balance gastric juices. Make ginger tea by slicing fresh ginger root into 2 inch long slices and boiling in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain out the ginger and sip the tea slowly. Drink ginger tea as often as you need to settle your stomach and keep nausea away.
Or steep 1 teaspoon each of mint, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, sage, and basil in a cup of hot water. Drink after each meal to soothe and prevent bloating.
Among my patients, a very popular herbal tea is Internal Cleanse Tea, which is specially combined to detoxify, calm nerves, clear the mind, balance emotions, and ease digestion.

Try the whole Tao Tea collection, specially blended to bring you balance in mind, body, and spirit.
Brewing Tips
Follow these tips for best benefits:
  • Tap water affects the taste of tea. It is best to use fresh filtered water. To learn about a high-performance filtration system that I recommend, click here
  • To extract the most beneficial compounds from the tea leaves or bags, let them steep for three to five minutes.
  • It is best to drink tea unsweetened and without milk, which can minimize some of the health benefits. Forgo the sugar and try instead honey, stevia products, or a stick of cinnamon.
  • For maximum health benefits, I suggest you work with a licensed acupuncturist or traditional Chinese medicine practitioner to find an herbal blend tailored specifically to your needs.
I hope you reap the powerful healing benefits of tea! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.
May you stay healthy, live long, and live happy!
-Dr. Mao
This blog is meant to educate, but it should not be used as a substitute for personal medical advice. The reader should consult his or her physician or clinician for specific information concerning specific medical conditions. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all information presented is accurate, as research and development in the medical field is ongoing, it is possible that new findings may supersede some data presented.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Minyak Selusuh

Salam....today nak citer pasal minyak selusuh.. he he actually hubby dah remind awal2 suh carik minyak ni untuk memudahkan proses bersalin.. I dont know how come he is more expert than me...ingatkan bangsa asing tak faham kegunaan minyak selusuh ni. I'm sure mummy dia yang sibuk2 pasal ni. 

Anyway, my mum pun mengesyorkan carik minyak ni.. so in the end petang smalam me, mum and Kak Nab (jiran dolu2) pun menerjah ke rumah bidan kampung - Tuk Wa Som dekat area Bukit Pinang, Kepala Batas. Hilang jugak backache stelah di urut Tuk Wa...dah boleh bangun pantas tanpa perlu take time like previous...Memang susah nak carik Tuk Bidan yang pandai bab mengadung dan bersalin ni...sayang sekali Tuk Wa dah terlalu tua, pandangan dah kabur and pendengaran pun makin kurang berfungsi- she said she is now 88 years old. Memang teramat sayang jika bakat dia tak di warisi oleh sesiapa..sbb boleh di katakan dalam masyarakat skarang ni, Tuk Bidan kampung dah semakin pupus di telan arus permodenan. Terima Kasih Tuk Wa.. memang mujarab sangat urutan kat pinggang tu .. now I can really duduk and bangun macam biasa.. tak sakit lagi... dan jugak untuk minyak selusuh tu..

Untuk yang tak tahu apa itu minyak selusuh, di bawah ini adalah Petikan Artikel dari Majalah Pa & Ma Keluaran Mac 2009

Air selusuh digunakan sebagai SUATU IKHTIAR yang berpandukan Al-Quran dan Hadis. Dari segi hukum Islam, air selusuh adalah HARUS. Asalkan tidak bercanggah dgn Islam iaitu bacaan yang mengandungi jampi yang karut.

Di dalam Al-Quran sendiri ada menyatakan : " Kami turunkan sebahagian ayat-ayat Al-Quran adalah untuk digunakan sebagai penawar dan pembawa rahmat kepada orang2 yang beriman."
Walau bagaimanapun, kita tidak boleh menganggap selusuh mempunyai kuasa untuk mempermudah bersalin. Ingatlah bahawa ia hanyalah ikhtiar yang diharapkan dapat membantu proses kelahiran yang lancar dan selamat.

Antara bahan yang boleh digunakan sebagai selusuh ialah air masak, minyak kelapa muda, minyak zaitun, minyak masak, kurma atau kismis.Anda dan suami digalakkan memperbanyakkan membaca doa Nabi Yunus dan doa ketika mengandung serta doa agar dijauhi gangguan syaitan.
 
Aku berharap untuk bersalin secara normal....
 
;) 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

5 Careers You Can Start at Any Age

by Jessica Hanley, FindtheRightSchool.com

 
In-demand jobs often require specific degrees or career training, but you shouldn't feel discouraged if you lack the necessary education. Today's abundance of online education options means you're never too old to go back to school, and many online degree programs cater specifically to the busy lives of working adults. By working and attending school online, you can prepare for your next job without sacrificing your current income. The following jobs are expected to grow faster than average from 2008 to 2018, and each requires training that can be achieved at any age.

1. Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists rehabilitate patients, including accident victims and sufferers of debilitating diseases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to grow 33 percent thru 2018, much faster than the national average. In 2008, these assistants earned an average of $46,140.
Physical therapist assistants must earn an associate's degree in physical therapy from an accredited program. These programs generally last two years and prepare students for state licensing. If you're interested in becoming a physical therapist assistant, career training and online education can help you make the transition.

2. Registered Nurse
Registered nurses help doctors treat, diagnose, and care for patients in hospitals, doctors' offices, and care centers. Nurses make up the largest employment group within health care, and their numbers are expected to grow by another 22 percent from 2008 to 2018. According to the BLS, registered nurses earned an average of $62,450 in 2008.
To prepare for licensing, nurses must earn at least an associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program. Associate's degree programs take approximately two years to complete, while programs offering a bachelor's degree in nursing take about four years. Online degree programs can help you train for a career in nursing without leaving your current job.
3. Elementary School Teacher
If you have a passion for learning and enjoy working with kids, a career as an elementary school teacher may be a good fit. Elementary school teachers teach multiple subjects to students from kindergarten through sixth grade, emphasizing understanding, responsibility, and consideration. According to the BLS, elementary school teachers earned an average of $49,330 in 2008, and the field is expected to grow by 16 percent from 2008 to 2018.
To teach in public schools, elementary school teachers must earn a bachelor's degree and graduate from a teacher education program. With online classes available, it's never too late to return to school and qualify to become a teacher.

4. Computer Software Engineer
Computer software engineers use principles of computer science and mathematics to design and develop software. From computer games to networking systems, the programs developed by computer software engineers help computers function in our everyday lives. The BLS expects employment of computer software engineers to increase by 34 percent thru 2018, which means plenty of opportunities to enter the field. In 2008, these engineers earned an average of $85,430.
To become a computer software engineer, you need to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or a related field. Some positions require a master's degree in computer science, and all expect employees to be up-to-date with new technologies and computer systems. Online degree programs in computer science and software engineering can prepare you for a career in this innovative field, regardless of your age or schedule.

5. Management Analyst
Management analysts (also called management consultants) are business experts that help companies solve problems to remain competitive. Management analysts must think strategically and come up with innovative, effective solutions for their clients. In 2008, management analysts earned an average of $73,570, and the BLS expects their employment to increase by 24 percent in the next decade.
Competition for management analyst positions is intense, and often a master's of business administration (MBA) degree is required. Online business degrees are increasingly common, so it's possible to enhance your industry knowledge with a formal degree.

Taking the Next Step
These five careers prove that opportunities exist across industries, and it's not too late to transition into a field you're passionate about. With online degree programs and career training options, you can reach your education goals without giving up your current job and lifestyle