How to Rock Your Postpartum Recovery
Preparing for postpartum confinement can seem overwhelming for new moms, but it doesn’t have to be! With a little planning and preparation, you can make your confinement period a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your newborn. Here are a few essential things to keep in mind before your confinement period begins.
First things first, let’s talk about what confinement is all about. Confinement, also known as the “sitting month” is a traditional Chinese practice that’s been passed down for generations. It’s about giving new moms time to recover after childbirth and protecting them from “wind” and “cold” which are thought to be harmful to their health. It’s typically 30 days of self-care, relaxation, and bonding with your baby.
Next, let’s talk about food. Your diet during confinement is super important, and it’s all about nourishing your body and helping it recover. You’ll want to stock up on confinement-friendly ingredients such as ginger, red dates, and Goji berries. And if cooking isn’t your thing, we got chu! Give our Confinement Meals Home Delivery and/or Confinement Dish Ready-To-Eat a try!
Finally, don’t forget about the help. You’ll want to arrange for extra help during your confinement period, whether it’s a confinement nanny to assist with childcare and cooking or just a friend or family member to help. It’s important to remember that this is a time for you to focus on healing and bonding with your new baby, and it’s okay to ask for help.
Overall, remember that confinement period is all about self-care, bonding with your baby and allowing yourself to heal. With a little preparation and planning, you can make it a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your newborn.
- Zara Agnes
- Founder, HCCF