In this article, I thought of sharing some information for new mommies and soon to be mommies. It is regarding postnatal care product.
What are the product available in the market that are specific to postnatal care?
But more importantly, why do we need post natal care for mommies that have just delivered?
Read on and you will know the answer.
I had my youngest daughter back in November 2014. I delivered her through natural birth.
Immediately after being discharged from the hospital, I was confined at home for more than 45 days.
This is commonly known in Malaysia as the confinement period.
In Malay, it is known as masa berpantang.
The whole idea of confinement is for the well being of the mother.
After a woman has gone through labour, the new mother is said to be very weak and “cold” after a long 9 months pregnancy.
The idea of the confinement period is to slowly “warm up” the mother’s body and slowly regain her health back to the level before her pregnancy.
This is achieve through preparing and eating special “heaty” food.
There are many things that you can do during the confinement period but the most important thing is to stay away from water.
During my confinement period, I actually engaged the service of a postnatal masseuse.
She was a Malay lady and I found her contact on the internet.
There are many benefits of postnatal massage for new mothers. They are:
1) Slim down
2) Expel wind and coldness
3) Improves blood circulation
4) Reduces womb sagging
5) Improves milk production
6) General relaxation
The traditional postnatal massage was done with the aid of massage oil, hot stone therapy (bertungku), abdominal wrap (berbengkung), herbal body scrub (lulur badan) and the application of a calming paste known as pilis.
The general effect after a postnatal massage is quite good and I highly recommend it.
Modern postnatal care
There are numerous benefits of getting postnatal message for new mommies. However, a complete package can be quite expensive and time consuming.
I remember I had to pay RM150 / 2 hours session for my massage.
If it was cheaper, I would have gotten more sessions.
Are there any alternative to this traditional approach?
Luckily, there is.
Here, I would like to recommend the Aulora Pants with Kodenshi.
The Aulora Pants is a slimming and compression garment made in Japan and fully imported into Malaysia.
It is made with a special material known as the Kodenshi fiber.
The fiber has high-purity ultra-fine ceramics uniformly blended in the material using state-of-the-art technology.
The Aulora Pants alleviates the cold and sustains good health by retaining your body temperature through the absorption of far infrared radiation.
For new mommies that have just given birth, the pants is comfortable enough to be worn the whole day therefore speeding up your slimming and womb recovering process.
Because it retains your natural body temperature, it will improve your blood circulation and also expel toxin and wind from your body.