Chryseis Tan (陈雪铃) gave birth to her first child on 16th July 2020 and named her Arianna Kyla Tan SM Faliq.
Last night (Monday, 10th August), the new mom decided to share a bit about her pre-delivery and her decision to opt for a C-section (despite hoping for a natural birth).
According to the 31-year-old, her gynae Dr Kiren had been prepping Chryseis to undergo a C-section due to the baby’s head position. The night before the scheduled surgery, Chryseis checked into Pantai hospital. “I couldn’t sleep at all because I was actually already having mild contractions,” she recalled.
To ensure a calming state of mind, 70’s classic love songs was being played. She felt the process went by quickly once the epidural kicked in and her precious baby girl was presented into her arms soon after. The family even managed to squeeze in a short photoshoot session.
You can read her lengthy post here:
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So, since everyone is curious if I had a natural birth or a C-sec delivery, here goes – My birth experience :: Arianna was a breech baby and the safest way was for me to have a C-section delivery. From about month 6 of my pregnancy, Dr Kiren ( my gynae ) has been prepping me that I most likely will have a C-sec delivery unless my baby turns but she never did until the very end even though I was really hoping for a natural birth. I was very nervous about the surgery ( and obviously hearing some bad experiences from my friends didn’t help.. 😅 ) but anyway it has to be done. We checked into Pantai hospital a night before the planned surgery date and I couldn’t sleep at all because I was actually already having mild contractions. The next day I got ready, got rolled down on the bed from the ward to a room near the OT, got epidural done and was numb from my hip downwards. Before I knew it I was already in the OT with Faliq by my side, 70’s classic love songs playing and within minutes Arianna was out and shown to us ( Simba style 🤣 ) I instantly felt relief that she’s finally here safe and sound 👶🏻 Arianna was then placed on my chest and we literally had a short photoshoot session 🤣 ( all thanks to Dr Uma ) 👨👩👧 I was put to sleep immediately after that for the final stitching to be done, woke up 2 hours later and baby was by my side again with the rest of my family members. I must say I had a great labour experience, all thanks to the amazing doctors ( Dr Kiren, Dr Uma , Dr Kamaljit, Datuk Dr Satber , Dr Kim and the rest of the nurses / midwives that helped ) 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 For those who asked if I was in pain – I felt almost no pain up till today ( maybe just some discomfort when I had to walk for the first time after the surgery ) I was terrified before the surgery but it all turned out so so well. If I can do it I think anyone can! 😅 It all felt so surreal and now I hope my future experience will be exactly the same as this 🥰😄 I still can’t believe I’m now a mother but I guess this will be the start of a new beautiful chapter for Faliq and I. Alhamdulillah ❤️
Chryseis also took to her Instagram stories to share what sort of meals she’s been eating during her confinement period. “Lots of soup and red dates water,” she wrote, but there’s also “cheat day once a week“.
One commentator even poked fun at hubby Faliq Nasimuddin for wearing a pink cap in the delivery room while the new mom wore a blue cap. Many also took to the comment section to congratulate her on a “smooth and graceful delivery”.
As for who little Arianna takes after – we’ll let you decide 😉