News — Postpartum

Interview With A Postpartum Doula

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~ reposted from The New Age Parents article Motherhood is a major life transition and the adjustment period feels less overwhelming when doulas are available to answer questions or concerns. We have an interview withPamela Lim, Postpartum Doula and the founder of The Birthshop in Singapore. Read more into the interview to understand how a Postpartum Doula can be a great assistance to new mummies and their families. 1. What is a Postpartum Doula? A postpartum doula is a non-judgmental woman with a quiet presence in your home. The main focus is in helping the new mother after the birth...

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Beware These 6 Confinement Myths

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In TCM, a woman loses large amounts of Qi and blood during childbirth, putting her body in a “cold” phase. This is why Chinese culture recommends a month-long period of “confinement” for the new mother. These weeks of rest and a modified diet are intended to restore the mother’s balance and return her to full health. While certain confinement practices are common, it’s a bad idea to follow them blindly. Discover the truth behind the myths from a TCM perspective. 1. Myth: Do not drink plain waterThis comes from the belief that drinking plain water causes water retention or will cool down...

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Postpartum / Confinement Needs

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Things you will need: Skin-to-Skin Wrap  - This wrap can be worn for labour and birth as you can hold baby Skin-to-Skin right after birth which encourages breastfeeding! No Rinse Shampoo - (direct washing without water) No Rinse Wash - (direct washing without water) No Rinse Bath - (great for diluting in basin of hot water to use with a hand/face towel) No Rinse products are great for those who practice no water bath during the confinement days! Feel sparkling clean! Sitz Bath This herbal blend is a must-have for new mothers! This popular herbal sitz bath heals and soothes perineal discomfort, including tears and...

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Healthy Postnatal Care

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Giving birth is both joyous and exhausting. After the birth, you may feel very tired and with your hormones once again changing, very emotional. Physically, you may feel sore, especially if you have had stitches. You may feel that you don’t have the energy to look after yourself. It is essential that you do, so that you are able to look after, and enjoy, your new baby and the rest of your family. Keep eating a healthy diet It is very important to maintain a healthy diet. Not only do you need the energy in the short term to look...

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