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Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Good morning sickness

The New Paper | Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

Blessed: Radio DJ couple KC and Fiza O with their firstborn Isa Awsam.

For mothers-to-be, one of the most difficult things about pregnancy is the morning sickness.

But for Ria 89.7FM radio DJ Fiza O, it was something that she relished when she learnt that she was pregnant late last year.

In fact, she would start to worry when the nausea and aversion to smells went away - and for good reason.

Fiza, 31, had suffered a miscarriage eight weeks into her previous pregnancy with husband and fellow DJ KC.

"I'd feel terrible if I felt good. I know it sounds crazy and I should be relieved if I'm not vomiting and okay with smells and scents. But when these symptoms went away the last time, I had the miscarriage," she said.

Fiza recalled calling her close friend, crying in a panicked state, when she did not feel nauseous for several hours.

For her, what seemed like normalcy was alarming.

But it all worked out well.

Last month, Fiza and KC - whose real names are Nur Hafiza Osman and Abdul Karim Sadali - became proud new parents to baby boy Isa Awsam.

When they found out Fiza was expecting close to their first wedding anniversary last October, the happy news was met with caution and fear.

"You always feel scared. I didn't want to be disappointed again," Fiza told The New Paper at the couple's Punggol home last week.

"There's no sign to indicate that the baby is okay. When it grows in the womb, you can feel it kicking. But in the beginning, there is no way of knowing," said KC, 34.

Fiza guessed she was expecting again when the symptoms from her first pregnancy returned - mainly aversion to food smells like instant noodles, packed food and curry.

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