I was chatting on WhatsApp with my friend the other day, just changing mommies stories since we're both pregnant at the same time. Then she asked me about my confinement lady and to tell you the truth, I haven't given a slightest thought about it yet and she was horrified. You see, I'm due to deliver my baby on July, most probably during the fasting period and the thought of having no one to come over and take care of me during the confinement period because most of the tukang urut declined to serve during fasting month is simply unimaginable. Yes, after that conversation finished, I was totally mortified.
My mom is a full-time housewife but she has my two other siblings who are still in school and needs to be taken care of. Plus, I want to have my post natal rest at the comfort of my own house, not at my parent's because I can't stand my cats anymore (yeah, evil!) and my husband will feel at ease if we're in our own pod.
So I have to act fast and knowing that I have merely one month to seal the deal with a potential confinement lady, I've been searching high and low and asked my cousin/friends for numbers of their previous confinement lady. My requirement is simple. The lady should be able to take care of me and baby and preparing the food for me as well. Not necessarily to be lived-in but daily basis is most welcomed. And so far, here's what I got:
Kak Hawa (016-7353757)
I got her contact from my cousin. I was at the very last minute when I called her and she is almost fully booked for the month of July. Poor me. But she tried to slot me in her schedule tho and sadly, I can only hire her for a week if I happen to deliver on the estimated date. She will stay with you for the whole duration and will cook for you and care for the baby as well. Please contact her for availability.
After contacting the above candidates, I decided to go for Kak Hawa because of her experience, good reference and feedback and the rate is affordable. IREE Touch was so busy and I only received their quotation after 4 days asking for it! Whilst Jemari Tradisional's quotation is a bit off my budget. Hahaha! Now the confinement lady is secured I can now breathe. Phewwwwww!!!! One thing is finally settled.