Normally two days after natural delivery, moms can get off the bed to walk around and do some postnatal exercise. For mothers who had a caesarean section, it is generally fine to do postnatal exercise three months after delivery. If you are not sure, you may seek advice from your doctor.
Postnatal exercise is important, but mothers are not recommend to do strenuous exercise. The duration of exercise needs not be long, it is fine as long as your can keep your breathing smooth and work gradually according to your capability.
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Some choose to reduce pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits by soaking the food in water. However, some studies indicates that soaking can cause loss of nutrients, like water‐soluble vitamins and minerals.
Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety recommends rinsing vegetables, i.e. washing vegetables thoroughly under clean running water to reduce surface contaminants, including pesticide residues. When appropriate, you may also scrub hard fruiting vegetables under running water.
Use of soaps, special detergents or produce washes is not recommended.
Source: Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety
It is always difficult to balance work and family. For working moms, they live so much for the rest of the family that it can be hard to remember themselves!
Even if it's just a matter of catching their favorite program each week or taking half an hour out to relax in their bedroom, it's important mom remembers to get that 'me time' each day to recharge.
Here are the suggested ways to spend the “me time”:
1. Read a book
2. Cup of tea
3. Watch soaps
4. Have a doze
5. Browse Facebook/Twitter
6. Online shopping
7. Candlelit bath
8. Watch TV relaxing in bed
9. Watch a film
10. Clean the house / clear out cupboards / rearrange furniture
11. Drink wine
12. Eat chocolate
13. Go for a walk/run
14. Go shopping
15. Write a list
16. Listen to music or the radio in peace
17. Go out with friends
18. Read the paper / newspapers
19. Play computer games/apps
20. Paint nails
(Source: Daily Mail)
DHA is a kind of Omega-3 Fatty acids, and is important for the brain and eyes development for babies. Oily fish, such as salmon, sardine, jade perch, eel and yellow croaker etc. are rich in DHA, some other fish that are available in the local markets, like golden thread, Pacific saury and pomfret, also contain a moderate level of DHA.
If you are pregant but are vegetarians or rarely eat fish, you can consume foods rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA), such as flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oil. DHA can be made from ALA in our body to certain extent.
Source: Department of Health