Hello everyone! This is my 3rd week with Baby Megan as well as my 3rd week of 坐月子. So far, everything has been well. My meals are always supplemented with confinement soups that are easily prepared with the Mummamia pre-packed herbs. Today, I will share with you the Mom Series Confinement Package 妈妈坐月配套 from Mummamia. It is a package that contains a range of product that mother needs during confinement period. The traditional postnatal confinement of women after the birth of the child is vital for the recovery of the mother’s womb, improving the mother’s health as well as preventing after birth backaches.
These products are specially picked for the mother in mother in aiding the confinement process which makes a woman stronger and healthier after birth. It’s nothing better than a mother’s shine. The Mom Series Confinement Package contains of :
Gold Brand Zhui Feng Su Ho Wan
These boxes of pills are traditionally used for relieving abdominal pain, giddiness, mild vomiting and eliminates wind. This is suitable for women after childbirth for the flowing of ‘Qi’ and eliminates wind. The pills can be taken from Day 1 to the end of the confinement month.
My experience: After the birth of Megan, I was having postpartum contractions. I took one box of these pills each morning for an entire week and it did help in pain relief. I continued taking the pills for the second week as it stated that it will help to eliminate wind from the body and I found it to be true.
Gold Brand Ginseng Plus Pai Fong Pill
Pai Fong(which contains Ginseng, Cordyceps and Pearl Powder) Pills is for women’s general health and well-being. According to my TCM, it allows relief of stomach cramps, regulates menstruation and improve blood circulation. This set of Pai Fong Pills are to be consumed only when stasis/ bleeding stops, which is usually after 12-14 days.
My experience: I have been taking Pai Fong Pills since my teenage years after menstrual periods as my mother is a firm believer of Pai Fong Pills. It is a much easier option to preparing even more soups for post natal care. Having the Pai Fong pills in the whole Mom Series Confinement Package is very convenient as the mothers will just need to consume and use everything that is in the package! No brainer!
Confinement Herbal Bath (Mom Series)
For new mothers doing the Chinese traditional confinement, the ladies are encouraged to have as little contact with water as possible. However, this is slightly trickier for modern mothers as we are so used to bathing everyday. It is also good hygiene practice to bathe everyday, especially for breastfeeding mothers.
To get around this Chinese traditional confinement rule, women are encouraged to use warm and herbal water when they need to get in touch with water. Using this Confinement Herbal Bath which has ingredients such as Da Feng Ai, lemon grass, Man Jin Zhi, this herbal bath provides better effect on expelling wind and promoting better blood circulation.
My experience: Instead of following the instructions of only using the herbal bath one week after birth, I started using it immediately once I got home from the hospital What I like about it was the convenience of it. Previously, when my mother was doing the confinement for me, it was quite troublesome for her as she needed to boil a huge pot of water with the herbs. This time round, the time taken to prepare my bath is much shorter as per the instructions on the picture above.
Su Ho Oil
Su Ho Oil is good in eliminating wind and relieving pain. It can be applied over abdominal area, hands and legs 30 minutes after bath or water contact.
My experience: I used this oil for both Baby Megan and myself. After cleaning up Baby Megan, I always give her a baby massage on her tummy and chest. It seems the massage sessions are something she looks forward to. I also use this oil for myself- especially the tummy area when I was experiencing postpartum and I think along with the Zhui Feng Su Ho Wan, my pain was definitely relieved.
Click here to read about my review on first review on Mummamia Confinement pre-packed confinement herbs.
Disclaimer: The Mummamia Mom Series Confinement Package is given to me for review purposes. I will be reviewing their nursing soup next week! Do keep a lookout on it!