Apr 3, 2008

What is Confinement?

After the birth of a child, a woman’s body struggles to return to its pre-pregnancy state. This recovery period is called the confinement period, in Malay it is called "pantang".

The confinement period should be a minimum of 30 - 45 days and during this period, the new mom shall pay special attention in the area of clothing, food, living environment and physical exercise.

As important as taking care of a newborn, pamper yourself during the confinement period is essential and should not be overlooked because it is going to affect our health in the long run. Some effects might not be visible now but later in life, the effects will start haunting us especially after menopause, if not earlier.

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