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No scientific basis to support confinement taboos

support confinement taboos

Woman must spend between 30 and 45 days known as confinement period right after giving birth to nurture their health. Basically, mothers are required to adhere strictly some of the traditional postpartum practices in order to regain pre-pregnancy state and improve their health as soon as possible. However, practices and restrictions for confinement period varies… Read more »

Biography – Tan Boon Heong

Biography - Tan Boon Heong

Tan Boon Heong hailed from Alor Setar, Kedah is a professional badminton player paired with Koo Kien Keat in plenty of international tournaments. Born September 18, 1987, Tan and his current doubles partner, Koo are listed as one of the top 10 men’s doubles team in the world by Badminton World Federation.  When he first… Read more »

Sambal Tumis Sotong

Sambal Tumis Sotong

Ingredients 200 – 300g of fresh squid 1 clove of garlic 5 -10 dried chillies 1 teaspoon of belacan 1 tablespoon sugar Oil 3 cloves of shallot ½ inch of ginger 1 onion Tamarind juice, to get the juice, just soak a teaspoon of tamarind paste in a cup of warm water Salt to taste… Read more »

Indian Mee Goreng

Indian Mee Goreng – Recipe   Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic that has been chopped 1 lb of Yellow Noodles, make sure you rinse them properly before cooking them 1 potato that has been boiled, peeled and sliced 2 eggs Sufficient amount of bean sprouts 1 lime, cut them into wedges Cooking oil 3 tablespoons… Read more »

Traditional postpartum/confinement practices in Vietnam

confinement practices in Vietnam

Postpartum or confinement period is a special phase for mothers and their child to bond relationship. Of course, this period is extremely important for mothers who just gave birth to regain pre-pregnancy state and pamper themselves for better health. Confinement period varies among different beliefs. Important to adhere to practices But nevertheless, the practices and… Read more »

Confinement taboos

Confinement taboos

Confinement practices vary between cultures. Mothers should understand each rule of confinement to have the best resting period and restoring health. Some modern mums argue that the ‘rules’ imposed are irrational and unhygienic (not showering for about a month). So, while you are worried about how to get rid of the stretch marks, such taboos might… Read more »