The pains of a parents even after giving birth
Jul11

The pains of a parents even after giving birth

The pains of being a parent does not only stop after you have conceived your child, if you think that after giving birth the pain that you endure throughout the entire pregnancy period such as swelling, heartburns, hemorrhoids and other unwanted ailments will cease, you are sadly mistaken. This is not to persuade parents on not to have children but to make them better prepared, dealing with children is something that every parent must...

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Practices and restrictions during confinement period
Mar29

Practices and restrictions during confinement period

Practices and restrictions for confinement mothers vary between religion and cultures. But nevertheless, the rules and practices imposed are meant to pamper and nurture the mothers to assist them to regain pre-pregnancy state. Here are some practices and restrictions you need to learn among different cultures. Chinese confinement According to Chinese beliefs, mothers are not allowed to wash their hair during the confinement period....

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No scientific basis to support confinement taboos
Nov12

No scientific basis to 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 according to your own culture and roots. But bear in mind, these are only...

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Live-in confinement lady
May04

Live-in confinement lady

For some mothers, taking care of themselves after giving birth can be very burdening so much so that it puts them off from wanting to conceive again. The process of childbirth can be quite challenging. After all, the mother has to go through nine months of pregnancy. This can be easy and difficult for everyone. After that, they have to go through childbirth and then confinement. Tell any mother to go through 30 days of post-natal...

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Traditional postpartum/confinement practices in Vietnam
Jul16

Traditional postpartum/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 restrictions imposed are meant to improve mothers’ health....

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Confinement period: Tips and guides for a happy confinement
Apr29

Confinement period: Tips and guides for a happy confinement

Confinement refers to recovery period after a woman gave birth to a child. In order to return to the pre-pregnancy state, a woman must be extra careful and take note on several areas including food, living environment, clothing as well as physical exercise. In these 30 to 45 days, women must pamper themselves as it will affect their health in the future if they neglect this confinement period. Confinement is known as ‘pantang’ in...

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Confinement taboos
Mar22

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 be the least of your priorities. Confinement taboos not medically proven Here are some...

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Indian beliefs during confinement period
Sep12

Indian beliefs during confinement period

Based on Indian beliefs, confinement period for mothers who just gave birth last for 40 days. Similar to Malay culture, Indian mothers are given massage using specially blended oil. It is meant to ‘drive’ away wind in the body and helps mother to regain ideal body figure effectively. Some may opt to use sesame oil to massage the tummy instead of purchasing specially blended oil. Mothers are not allowed to get involved in...

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Practical and illogical confinement practices
Jul29

Practical and illogical confinement practices

There are tons of practical as well as illogical confinement practices passed on from generations to generations. Some modern mums just simply dismissed it for the ‘rule’ seems to be illogical (for example, not bathing a month and to remain indoor between 30 and 45 days). Hence, you may notice that there are several confinement practices which have been abandoned by modern mums. Take this for example: older generations often advise...

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Items needed during confinement period
Oct14

Items needed during confinement period

Once you have applied for your maternity leave and gave birth to a baby, it is time for you to rest and nurture your health to gain pre-pregnancy state. But before you stay indoor during the confinement period which is between 30 and 45 days, you have to be well-prepared by purchasing several items on the list. Here are some important items needed during your confinement period. According to Chinese beliefs, you are not supposed to...

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Malay, Chinese and Indian confinement taboos
Apr12

Malay, Chinese and Indian confinement taboos

Here’s a summary on three main races confinement taboos to be practiced by mothers who just gave birth: For Malays, you are not supposed to squat down during postpartum period as the older generation said your uterus will descend when you do so. Besides that, mothers should avoid hitting or bumping your toes because again, it will cause harm to your uterus (back in the olden days, they believe that uterus is somehow connected to...

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