Pregnant women use up a lot of energy and also lose a lot of blood when giving birth. It isn’t unusual for them to look pale and tired after a few intense hours on the delivery bed. Besides the painful aftermath of childbirth, their body is also learning to produce breastmilk for the first time, which means that their confinement diet should consist of more essential nutrients than before.

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Whether it’s your first, second, or third time in confinement, there isn’t anything in the world that is warmer, more inviting, or more looked-forward to than when you’re finally allowed to have a good, clean shower. 

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Previously, we’ve explained about the month of confinement, why it’s deemed necessary in most Malaysian households, and how to avoid puerperal symptoms during and after the confinement period.

In this 3rd part of the Confinement 101 series, we’ll be covering a few common physical treatments for new moms that are popular in different Malaysian cultures, how they help relieve postnatal symptoms and illnesses, and why our 28-Day Confinement Healing Soup matters for your quick postpartum recovery.

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In the last Confinement 101 post, we discussed briefly about what confinement is, and why confinement is considered the most important recovery period for women who have just given birth.

All sorts of instructions and advices start pouring in the moment you announce your pregnancy. They could be from your mom, your mom-in-law, your siblings, or even from the aunty at the pasar malam. Do this; don’t do that. Eat this; don’t eat that. Use this; don’t use that. Aiyo, why so mafan one?

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Navigating through the sea of information on confinement during your first pregnancy can be scary. There’s just so much information out there, both myths and truths. How would you know to distinguish one from another if you’re not even sure what to expect in the first place?

Let’s start all from the beginning.

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汤,是人们所吃的各种食物中最富营养、最易消化的品种之一。一般是指以水为传热介质,对各种烹饪原料经过煮、熬、炖、氽、蒸等加工工艺烹调而成的汁多的、有滋有味的饮品。

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Each woman recovers in her own unique way after caesarean (C-section) birth, just as after vaginal birth. Pain medications can help during the first few days (the medications given are considered safe during breastfeeding).

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Confinement​​​ is a period for your body to recuperate and recover from childbirth. The idea of confinement is familiar to Asians but may be foreign to Westerners.

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Confinement practices are traditional postnatal practices that help a new mum recover from the rigours of pregnancy, labour and birth.

Mum and baby are “in confinement” because they are effectively “in quarantine” at home. Traditionally, they do not receive visitors apart from close family members until the confinement period is over.

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