Post Pregnancy Care

Postpartum Recovery: Must-Haves and Treatments

You’ve just had a baby and while self-care might be the last thing on your mind, the postpartum period is in fact the time when self-care is of utmost important. There’s a lot going on during this time. Regardless of whether you had an easy or difficult birth or if you had a vaginal or c-section delivery, you’re bound to feel uncomfortable and sore. In effect, recovery at this time will be a tad haphazard as you’re sleep starved and just getting the hang of caring for your little bub. The best thing you can do is to stock up on products that can help ease your postpartum woes and make the transition into motherhood as seamless as possible. Not sure where to start? Here’s our go-to postpartum checklist of all the essential items as well as treatments available for your road to recovery.


Gestational Breast Cancer - What You Need to Know

Gestational breast cancer, diagnosed during pregnancy or during the first year postpartum, affects about 1 in 3,000 pregnant women between 32 to 38 years old. The risk of breast cancer increases with age.


Postnatal Changes - What New Mums Can Expect

After delivery, mums can expect several postnatal changes, including hormonal, physical and emotional - learn how to deal with these. Holding your precious newborn in your arms after delivery may be magical, but your body may also experience a lot of postnatal changes.


Mental Health - Self-Care Habits for New Mums

Responding to and taking care of your baby can strengthen the mother-child bond and help you feel better and more confident. Adopt some of these healthy self-care habits and look out for signs of other conditions during your first few weeks of being a new mum to improve your mental health.


Postpartum Recovery Period - Tips and Tricks

Help your postpartum recovery with these tips and tricks from our mums, as well as the must-have products to ease the symptoms. After delivering your newborn, help yourself heal with the following tips and products.


Surviving the 4th Trimester

What is a 4th trimester?

Simply? The 4th trimester is the moment until your baby is born until 3 months old. Not so simply, it’s the period of great change and development in your newborn, as your babe adjusts to the new world outside the womb. During these months, the mental and physical progress your baby will endure are as important to their development as those they made in your womb. These are the months of no sleep, routine shaping and anxiety for all parents. Here are some tips to help get you through it all!


Post Pregnancy Sex

Modern Motherhood - 18 Mums Share About Sex After Birth

No one, much less our mothers, would openly talk about postpartum sex when we were pregnant. Sex is taboo, as far as our conservative Asian culture goes. So how did I get voluntary contributions by 18 modern Singaporean mums to share about their first after-baby bedroom exploits? Learn from the real-life experiences of mums in Singapore about what it’s like to have sex for the first time after baby.


Postpartum Sex: 8 Things You Should Know About Sex After Baby

So you’ve had a little bub, and you’re still feeling a little zonked out and are trying to get back to a regular ‘normal’ routine. Between trying to toggle the lack of sleep and baby’s 2-3 hour feeding schedule, you also need to give your hub some tender loving care and maintain a healthy sex life. Some might say that jumping back into the sack immediately after delivery is perfectly fine, while others advise against it.


Post Pregnancy Fitness

Postpartum Workouts to Regain Strength and Fitness Levels

Raring to start working out again? Here are some safe postpartum exercises for you to try to help strengthen your muscles and regain fitness. An easy way to restart your fitness is to go on walks - you can even bring your little one with you.


Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Strengthen your pelvic floor to prevent incontinence before and after pregnancy, with exercises you can do all the time, when sitting, walking or lying down.



Confinement Food for Postpartum Mums

Strengthen your body after giving birth with these delicious confinement food options. These follow the traditional confinement beliefs of removing “wind”, regulating bodily functions and also boosting your breast milk supply. While we were unable to find any Indian confinement food catering, mums can choose between the options below, whether that’s Chinese, Muslim or vegetarian options. Mums can also specify their dietary restrictions, e.g., no beef, or no alcohol in the dishes.


Confinement - What You Need to Know

Once you’ve given birth, it’s time to focus on yourself and your newborn. We’ve surmised some popular confinement myths across the major cultures in Singapore - as well as those you can adapt to suit your modern lifestyle. During this time, you'll need to depend on others, whether family, or services like confinement food delivery, lactation consultants and postnatal masseuses. Otherwise, another option is to just engage a confinement nanny or helper to aid you through this period.


Back to Work

How to Ace Returning Back to Work after Maternity Leave

You’ve had your baby, you’ve faced the changes to life that a newborn brings, and now as your maternity leave is coming to an end, you’re faced with the next big challenge - heading back to work as a new mum. Here are some tips on how to cope with the rollercoaster of emotions and take on returning to work after maternity leave with confidence.