I have booked a confinement lady months before I gave birth to my baby. I was supposed to give birth in October but my water break in August. Yes, my baby was born premature baby. It was chaos. My confinement lady was unable to help me since I told her I was supposed to deliver in October but endup August. She was occupied with other mothers at that moment. Lucky she gave back my deposit RM500.
My husband was trying his best to look a confinement lady. Where to get last minute? Lucky my husband's relative's wife volunteer to cook
and my parents came down to help also.
My baby was in hospital for one month. So, I manage to get my rest at that moment. Since I had caesarean, I was not allowed to eat certain food like chicken or wine for the first two weeks.
After one month has passed, we took back our baby from the hospital. My husband manage to get a confinement lady. I didn't like the way she handle things. She keep talking on the phone and sometimes watch tv. It is such ignorance since we need to pay rm4000 at the end of the month. The first night, she say not to off the lights because at confinement center, they on the lights all the time. And she say it is ok to on the aircond. I don't think whatever method used in confinement center is suitable to use at home. On the third day, i chased her out of the house because she argue with me.
In conclusion, don't choose a confinement lady that has previous experience in working in confinement center. Confinement center on the aircond very strong and they on the lights all the time. They tend to forget that they can't meddle people's things at home.
If you think you may labour early, is better to get booked more than one confinement lady. Booked them as early as possible because good ones tend to be booked by people very fast. Asked their past working experience and ask in detail what confinement service they will provide.