[VIDEO] Mum Of 5 & First-Time Parent Get Together To Discuss Their Pregnancy Experiences

As a first-time mum, you may feel overwhelmed right now, but remember that it's completely natural to feel nervous about motherhood.

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Are you expecting your first child?

If you are, congratulations! You may feel overwhelmed right now, but remember that it's completely natural to feel nervous about motherhood. 

From experiences that come with pregnancy to giving birth, first-time mothers have a lot to navigate. But the best part about this journey is when you finally carry your firstborn in your arms — you'll realise that it was all worth it! <3 

In collaboration with Prudential, we got Laila, a mother of five, and expecting mother Danielle Chong, better known as @damnyoudan, to talk about motherhood

The duo sat down together to play mulut itik, a paper game that many of us played during our childhood, and answer pregnancy-related questions. 

Watch the video below to see what went down:

Danielle first shared that she discovered she had a high risk of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome during one of her checkups

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Danielle: "If they [have] Down syndrome, what can I do to make sure that they have like, the best care? After we got the results, the doctor said it was a false positive. If you're telling me that there is a plan right now that can actually also let me think a step further of like, what to prepare for, what I can be protected with, I'll be like, sign me up."

Laila also talked about her experience dealing with postpartum depression, which still gets her emotional to this day

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Laila: "It was a lot of things happening at the same time, 'cause it was my first child. And I was really young — I was 21 years old, so I was really not experienced."

When it came to choosing between a C-section and natural birth, Danielle shared that it didn't matter as long as the baby was delivered safely

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Danielle: "If I must, I'm open to a C-section or a planned C-section, or even an emergency C-section, because I feel like at the end of the day, the baby is all that matters, right? Of course, you as well. But you just want to make sure that if the doctors say, 'Oh, you have to go [get] a C-section right now,' then okay lah."

Laila also shared that one of her biggest regrets while she was pregnant 14 years ago was not investing in pregnancy insurance

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Laila: "Actually, my first child was born in the intensive care unit (ICU), so we were in the hospital for about 10 days. Insurance would have come in handy then. But I didn't know. I didn't know that it was a thing." 

Every pregnancy journey is different, but something that remains constant is the need for great healthcare.

A comprehensive prenatal plan like PRUMy Child Plus, which provides you and your baby protection is worth considering, as it gives you added peace of mind during and after your pregnancy.

It provides coverage from as early as 13 weeks of pregnancy, and protects the child until the age of 100.

With PRUMy Child Plus, your wellbeing during pregnancy is safeguarded, as it covers nine pregnancy complications with a lump sum payout of up to RM8,000.

Here's a look at other benefits of PRUMy Child Plus:
- In the event you have an early delivery via emergency C-section before your baby is 36 weeks, you will receive a payout of up to RM8,000
- Receive up to RM50,000 yearly for hospitalisation until the age of seven for babies with structural congenital condition, such as cleft palate, abnormal limbs, or any of the 27 listed congenital conditions including heart defects, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida
- Children diagnosed with developmental disorders such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will receive yearly support of up to RM8,000 until the age of seven

There are three types of plans under PRUMy Child Plus, starting from RM260 per month for Essential Plan to RM311 per month for Elite Plan

All plans include high medical coverage with a guaranteed auto-increasing limit every year, along with critical illness coverage and basic protection that protect the child until the age of 100.

In addition, the plans include accidental coverage that protect the child up to 70 years of age.

To learn more about PRUMy Child Plus, you can visit Prudential's website

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