On 1st of June 2018 I called a confinement lady name Mew jie. Got her contact thru a list given by a friend from a mummies group stating that recommended confinement lady. She accepted with an agreed fees of RM 5,200 plus ang pow RM 300 and with a condition of subsidised bus fares from Ipoh to KL and KL back to Ipoh. Upon request, we transferred a deposit of RM 500 to her on 3/6/18. Subsequently, she called again to ask for RM 200. We did the second transfer to her on 21/6/18. *All in transferred 700 to her before she start work.*
My delivery date was 10/10/2018. Called her few days before my delivery date and she said that her son's wedding on 31/10/18 (which she never mentioned earlier) and she said can't work till end (maybe can work for two weeks) and ask her friend name Yen jie to replace her which I'm ok since got someone to replace her. On the 3rd day of my confinement she told me that her husband fall down and she need to go back to take care of her husband and Yen jie will come. So my hubby called Yen jie and she agreed that my hubby will go to fetch her tomorrow evening. On the 4th day of my confinement Mew jie left in the afternoon. My hubby fetch her to bus station and we are expecting Yen jie to come in the evening
to replace Mew Jie. Out of sudden my hubby got a call from Yen jie saying that her husband admitted into emergency and can't come. My hubby and I survived one night without help. On the same night we keep looking for confinement lady but since so rush and last minutes we can't find one (a reliable one because we are afraid the new one will do the same). The next day we check into a confinement centre. Besides paying confinement ctr, we paid extra RM 700 only for her 3 full day's work.
I am posting this because I want to bring awareness to new mummies of such irresponsible person. I'm not sure whether the story both confinement lady told was true or not or they have accepted other better offer.
The one month confinement is really important and essential for us to rest and recuperate and to get back on our feet with arrival of newborn; not to stress out.
I hope all mummies here to take note and beware of these 2 confinement lady.