Ac­cept Ad­vice from Friends…

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or a first-time mum-to-be, Yvonne Lim is sur­pris­ingly un­flus­tered. While she’s thrilled about her preg­nancy, the 38-year-old doesn’t seem wor­ried that she’s about to take on the most im­por­tant role of her life. She ex­udes a re­laxed air, un­like the self-pro­fessed “impatient and chop-chop” per­son­al­ity we last in­ter­viewed in Au­gust 2013.

“I was only slightly wor­ried dur­ing my first trimester – if I had aches or pains near my belly, I’d check in with my gy­nae­col­o­gist im­me­di­ately,” she shares. “But as the months passed, I grew more con­fi­dent and stopped mes­sag­ing her over ev­ery­thing.”

Here, a su­per-calm Yvonne shares how she stays grounded through the hor­monal up­heavals, phys­i­cal changes, heaps of par­ent­ing ad­vice and more. last trimester did she start feel­ing anx­ious about the im­pend­ing birth. “I be­gan prop­erly read­ing up on how to look af­ter a new­born, see­ing a lac­ta­tion con­sul­tant to find out more about breast­feed­ing, as well as get­ting tips from my mummy friends.

“My hus­band Alex and I also at­tended a par­ent­ing work­shop called 1st 60 Days, which my sis­ter rec­om­mended. It’s or­gan­ised by a group of par­ents who’ve come to­gether to share their ex­pe­ri­ences on pre­par­ing for a baby. I be­lieve it’s enough – there’s no point over­whelm­ing my­self, be­cause all ba­bies are dif­fer­ent.” Yvonne says she’s lucky to be sur­rounded by women who are al­ready moth­ers. “My younger sis­ter sent notes on baby care to me, while one of my girl­friends metic­u­lously put to­gether a con­fine­ment man­ual on the foods to eat and avoid.

“I also re­ceived tips from Alex’s friends’ wives in Tai­wan – ac­cord­ing to them, the best rem­edy for wa­ter

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