Confinement, part of the Asian culture, involves the prohibition of doing certain daily tasks and the restriction of certain food intake. Confinement diet and practices
Confinement is a period for your body to recuperate and recover from childbirth. The idea of confinement is familiar to Asians but foreign to Westerners.
In the past when infant and maternal mortality rates were high, it was a practice to keep both baby and mother indoors during the period of confinement. This was meant to protect mother and baby from ill health.
By now, you may have been exposed to some of the practices or ideas from your parents. You may or may not agree with them but many of these have originated from our Asian culture and hence, possess no scientific basis at all. They range from the prohibition of doing certain daily tasks to the restriction of certain food intake — with the strong belief that these can provide adequate rest and replenishment during this period.
Let us now examine some of these myths in detail
Speaking of Children II: Dr Mary Chong on Diet Tips for Postpartum & Breastfeeding
When it comes to dietary advice during the post-pregnancy period, we've got you covered! Here’s Dr Mary Chong sharing information about nutritional needs for pregnant or new mothers. She is giving us dieting tips as well as advice on staying healthy after giving birth! Confinement Practices
Find out about confinement practices and some things that you should take note of during your confinement period.
By Dr TAN Thiam Chye, Dr TAN Kim Teng, Dr TAN Heng Hao, Dr TEE Chee Seng John, KK Women's and Children's Hospital Sources: The New Art and Science of Pregnancy and Childbirth, World Scientific 2008.