Postpartum confinement is a traditional practice that follows after delivery. This practice aims to help new mums recover after the experience. New mums are ‘quarantined’ at home, or in modern times, confinement centres designed for postpartum mums in mind.
In our multi-racial country, our ethnic Chinese, Malay and Indian communities have their own respective practices, but the common thing amongst these practices is the goal of supporting new mums to recover her strength, physically and emotionally.
Confinement centres are an increasingly popular option for pregnant mums due to the scarcity of confinement ladies and the convenience of having everything under one roof. To help you decide on the right confinement centre, take a look at the following points.
1. A Balanced and Nutritious Diet
Mums who have just given birth often don’t have the energy to cook meals for themselves, especially nutritious ones. Not having balanced and healthy meals could lead to your body not healing properly after delivery. But at confinement centres, new mums don’t have to worry at all! Many recommended confinement centres have round-the-clock professional chefs and even dieticians to help mums with their meals, so they can return to feeling their best, inside and out.
2. A Calming and Peaceful Rest
Delivery can be very taxing for the new mum’s body. More so if the pregnancies are closer together, as the body does not have time to heal itself. That is why rest time is very important to aid with the healing process. At confinement centres, there is a full staff of professionals to support your daily activities so that you can get all the rest you need. It makes all the difference to help restore your physical and mental health.
3. Support for New Mums
First-time mums may find themselves lost in what to do as a brand-new mother. This is not uncommon, and it is nothing to be ashamed of; The best confinement centres don’t just have the necessary qualifications and certification for confinement practices, they provide first-time mums knowledge, advice, and support, even classes, to guide mums on the do’s and don’ts of first-time motherhood.
These are some of the perks of staying in confinement centres after delivering your little one. There are many more, but it’s important to know that your journey to healthy recovery and being a good parent can start even in these centres.
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