I have to say sorry to those who can’t read Chinese because I am so lazy to find the english names for these herbs. Sorry !!!
As requested, I am trying my best to remember what we got for my confinement.
CONFINEMENT DRINK 红枣茶
I know there are mummies who bought the ready made tea bags from medical hall, well, again, it is up to individual. My confinement drink? My mum will only cook the red dates with dry longan, which I think is good enough. Some will cook 红枣, 黑枣, 南枣, 党參, 北芪, 龙眼肉/ 桂圆 to make the confinement drink. 🙂
I was advised not to get this type for my confinement drink for hygiene reasons. So, I got the antique thermal flask @ only $8.90 each and remember to get a THERMAL MUG as well so you don’t have to gulp down a cup each time you pour out your drink. ( always drink luke warm water during confinement )
CONFINEMENT RED RICE WINE
At only $15 per bottle, I am selling this so anyone of you keen to get it can get it from me. As mum makes this every month for own consumption, she actually makes more for my confinement, so rest assure we are not selling low quality rice wine. (can be drank directly or cooking)No worries if you are Breastfeeding, just drink it right after you’ve BF because your baby next feed will be 2-3 hours apart.
SESAME OIL & BENEDICTINE D.O.M LIQUOR
Now comes to HERBS, there are many in the market, buy those you normally eat. There are
– 当归头(angelica root head)
– 红枣(red dates)
– 桂圆(dry longan)
– 杜仲, 四物(chicken soup)
– 八珍(chicken soup)
– 十全(chicken soup)
– 枸杞(wolf berries)
– 黄芪 (add 当归 to cook 乌鸡汤)
– 党参(codonopsis root)
– 泡参(American Ginseng)
– 黑枣(Black Date)
大风艾 ($3/pack) aka 妇女坐月沐浴药袋
It is like a tea bag, some complaining about the smell, some complaining about the colour. As for me, my mum is going to add lemongrass & ginger into the warm water for me to shower.
DISPOSABLE MATERNITY PANTIES
I wasn’t intend to get this as I got myself a waterproof sheet from KP but then again, who do I expect to wash my stained panties? As I was told not to touch water if possible, I think I should get a few packs from supermarket. Oh yah, don’t underestimate your butt size, I think I will go for the XXL just in case, ahaha… some mummies will buy one pack and try it in the toilet, if it fits then get extra packs. Don’t get too many packs if you’re KKH patient as disposable panties are provided by hospital and of course, we can take back if there are leftover.
DISPOSABLE SHEET/PROTECTOR SHEET
To be placed on your mattress to prevent stain on your bedsheet. I got Pureen Brand from KP. If you’re KKH patient, a pack of 10 disposable sheets are provided and you can bring home the leftover.