Potential Health Benefits
The placenta contains many nutrients and hormones that have helped to sustain life for the weeks that you were growing and nurturing your baby.
Pregnancy and birth are normal events in a woman’s life but these days it seems once the baby is born, we’re under the pump to get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Whether this is because of social expectations (thanks, celebrities) or because you’re riding the post-birth high of hormones and relief, it’s important to know rushing back to ‘normal’ isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Your body has performed a pretty hard task for nine months and it’s not going to bounce back straight away. Having a new baby is an exciting time but it can also be an exhausting one too.Read more
Giving birth to a baby is one of the most significant and exciting moments in a woman’s life as she has become a mum from a girl. After the long and painful labouring process, it is very important for the mum to have a proper postnatal care so that her body can recover to a healthy status. In Chinese culture, the first month afterbirth is extremely important and special for the mum’s recovery and the ‘month of confinement’ has a lot of strict rules. Chinese people call it 坐月子, ‘zuo yue zi’ or ‘sitting the month’.
This Chinese tradition started over two thousand years ago from the West Han Dynasty.Read more