Tag: Motherhood

DIY Confinement with Madam Partum — Herbal Soup, Red Dates Tea, Shower Herbs

DIY Confinement with Madam Partum — Herbal Soup, Red Dates Tea, Shower Herbs

Confinement after pregnancy is the period when mothers are kept indoors and fed with nourishing meals and herbal soups to recuperate from her pregnancy and childbirth. Asians are familiar with this practice of nursing mothers back to good health but it’s largely foreign to Westerners.…

Review of TMC, Thomson Medical Confinement Food

Review of TMC, Thomson Medical Confinement Food

I did DIY confinement with my hubby alone and hence ordering catered confinement food was a huge lifesaver. It saved us much time and effort for me to get the nutritional goodness a post-partum mother needs. This is also a good option for those who…

My Confinement Practices and Review of Thomson Herbal Care

My Confinement Practices and Review of Thomson Herbal Care

Confinement after pregnancy is the period when mothers are kept indoors to recuperate from her pregnancy and childbirth. Other than this, a major part of confinement is the particularity of meals and herbal soups the mothers consume. Asians are familiar with this practice of nursing…

Postpartum Corset with Madam Partum

Postpartum Corset with Madam Partum

For my first pregnancy, I didn’t like the cloth stomach binder the Malay massage lady provided. I also had to return it to her after my sessions ended (not very hygienic eh?), so I used another binder/corset I got as a free gift for the…

Jamu or Postnatal TCM Tuina Massage with Madam Partum?

Jamu or Postnatal TCM Tuina Massage with Madam Partum?

Many of my mother friends highly recommend postnatal massages. “Help to get rid of the bulge,” they said with a wink. Dig further, postnatal massage has lots more benefits. Coupled with tummy wrap, the massage helps to relax and heal the body, expel wind and…

Go Natural with Lemamasita – Review of Antenatal Class by Doula Leila

Go Natural with Lemamasita – Review of Antenatal Class by Doula Leila

“Leila will be there!”, “Leila will be speaking at the event.” My Feb mummies WhatsApp group made me curious about this Leila. Knowing Leila is a doula made me doubly keen to hear from her during the mummy’s event. I have briefly read about doula…

Labour Interventions: Should I go for epidural, induced labour or c-sect?

Labour Interventions: Should I go for epidural, induced labour or c-sect?

As I read the conversation going on in my WhatsApp mummies group, I wished more mothers know what I know. I wanted to tell them what I’ve learned from Leila of Lemamasita (Join her antenatal class!). Yet, I don’t feel like I’m qualified to tell…

Review of Prenatal Massage at Madam Partum, Singapore

Review of Prenatal Massage at Madam Partum, Singapore

I love massages, but I heard tuina massages and even massage chair are not advisable for pregnant ladies. Yet as my pregnancy progresses, my tired and aching muscles are screaming for relief. That is, until I decided to try out prenatal massages! I was initially…

Prenatal Pilates at Breathe Pilates, Singapore

Prenatal Pilates at Breathe Pilates, Singapore

An expectant mother in Asia will often hear the elderly instructing her not to carry heavy things, but to sit and rest, to be careful of this and that. Thus, mothers tend to “victimise” themselves and start to behave as if they are sick. On…

Mothers should not have to be Superwomen

Mothers should not have to be Superwomen

“No one should have to be super in order to be human.” Teo You Yenn Ms Teo was talking about parenting in her book, “This is what inequality looks like.” A really good read, please pick it up and it will adjust your biased lenses…