No matter how healthy you were before giving birth, going through pregnancy and giving birth have consequences on the body. Adding to the physical stress are fatigue, and sleep deprivation. At the same time, worrying about your baby’s well being and whether you are doing a good enough job as a mother can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Finally, all this is happening at a time when you need extra support, TLC (tender loving care), and rest to recover well. It’s enough to make a mum scream for time out!
However, as we know, time is a premium when you are a mum. There’s just so much going on, and you can’t help but want to do everything for your newborn love – or perhaps just spend every waking moment gazing in adoration at this precious human being.
In view of that, we’ve picked out four simple self-care actions you can easily make time for to help yourself heal better after giving birth. You’ll be bouncing back to pre-pregnancy vitality in a jiffy, and be in the best shape physically, mentally, and emotionally, to give your little one the best care a mum can give. Hugs!
Get some Exercise
Moving has multiple benefits for your body, no matter which stage of life you are in. Prenatal exercise helps mums-to-be have faster, smoother, and easier labour and delivery. It also delivers mental health perks, releasing endorphins (commonly known as “happy hormones”) and reducing stress.
Similarly, postnatal exercise helps new mothers cope better by easing anxiety about baby care, relaxing the mind, and calming the soul. Needless to say, postnatal exercise also has a huge impact on how quickly you recover physically after giving birth.
Can’t go out because there’s no one to watch the baby? That’s no excuse! Try these easy postnatal yoga moves. When your little one is a little bigger, and going out is easier, join mummy-and-baby classes where you can have fun, bond, and make new mummy friends as well!
Get proper Nutrition
The right diet can fuel your post-pregnancy recovery process. That is probably why every race in Singapore has its version of a postnatal confinement diet! One thing they have in common? How they harness the magic of specific herbs and ingredients to heal a new mum after she has given birth, and help her regain energy lost during labour and delivery.
These include Jamu, a tumeric drink that Malay mothers consume during their confinement, and garlic milk, which Indian mums drink to prevent “wind”. Often, confinement meals will include lactogenic ingredients to help with breast milk production as well.
Try TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Beyond movement and nutrition, there is much that new mothers can do to enhance and accelerate their postnatal recovery. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that proper confinement is crucial for postpartum recovery as it can determine one’s future health.
Apart from the usual practices such as avoiding cold water and consuming special confinement meals, more mothers are also embracing TCM therapies such as acupuncture and Tuina to help them heal more quickly after giving birth.
As a matter of fact, research has shown that postpartum Tuina can even increase lactation levels, helping mums produce more breast milk sooner (source). In addition, acupuncture may also be effective in improving some symptoms of postpartum depression (source).
Drink Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence for Sleep and Bone Optimizing
For centuries, chicken essence has been used as a tonic for strengthening. Post-pregnancy, its benefits to the body should not be underestimated. Pure chicken essence made can help to improve iron absorption, restoring blood haemoglobin more quickly (source). Additionally, it may help to reduce physical and mental fatigue.
Choosing the right chicken essence for your postpartum needs can be confusing as there is a bewildering number of different brands and types out there. The one we’d recommend though, is Tian Yuan Xiang’s Chicken Essence for Sleep and Bone Optimizing.
Created especially for postpartum mothers, this nourishing concoction can help mums fall asleep more easily, and have better quality rest as they sleep — both of which, we’re sure you’ll agree, are much needed!
What’s in Tian Yuan Xiang’s Chicken Essence for Sleep and Bone Optimizing
Tian Yuan Xiang Drip Chicken Essence hails from Taiwan, where this award-winning concoction was developed in collaboration with physicians.
Much care is given to the process of concocting this health food: it is created using a time-consuming method of extracting every pure drop of nutritionally rich essence from a whole chicken via superheated steam. As no water is used, the result is a superior brew that nourishes, replenishes, and heals. Fact: each sip may bring back fond memories of the chicken soup that your mum used to brew for you!
Each pack of Drip Chicken Essence contains:
- “Micro-molecule proteins” and “18 kinds of EAAs needed by the human body” which help increase physical strength.
- Yin-nourishing herbs to improve sleep
- Paeoniae Alba Radix, Rehmanniae Radix, and Scrophulariae Radix herbs, which help stabilise the foetus
- Fewer than 20 calories, so there’s no need to worry about putting on weight because of this!
Give yourself the best postpartum recovery with Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence for Sleep and Bone Optimizing
Healing well after pregnancy and giving birth is your well-earned privilege, and a must for every woman. Furthermore, making the effort to help your body regain strength and wellbeing during this time will reap better health rewards for you in the road ahead as you bring up your child. Not to mention, when you’re a well-rested mum, you’ll definitely be able to focus your energies better when it comes to bonding with, and bringing up your little one.
So isn’t it good to know that you can enjoy up to 18% off every Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence purchase from 25 April to 8 May 2022? Give your body some well-deserved rest and nutrition by grabbing this fab deal at the TYX website here!
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