Hope you all know that am from India and my kid was born in Germany. And I planned to write down my experience of pre and post pregnancy in a continuation. Since I came across more queries on post pregnancy am writing those topic now. The picture was taken ten days after delivery.
As a new mom in a far away land I was in a very hard phase to find our natural medication(paati vaithyam). My mom and grandma prepared all ingredients and it flew along with my mother in law to Germany from Kanyakumari. Though I was not able to have them regularly but I had them and that helped me to take care of my daughter all alone from two months (my husband will be in lab for 24×7 days).
Initially I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which prevented me from having anything during pregnancy. So I had a clear point to have anything during feeding. And I am afraid of weather (winter reaching negative) I was in hospital for 3 days in total. Those three days were the only parental leave my hubby took.
Then my food procedure…
Morning I had my tea and after breakfast I had kurinchi kuzhambu. Then skimmed milk with garlic (2 pieces). In gaps before feeding I had milk since I had nothing during pregnancy.
Then the same after lunch. And there was a special preparation for bathing ( will write them separately ). After bathing I had a homemade preparation.
Liquify palm sugar (not jaggery) and added each element on a day to form a chewing gum texture. The elements are chukku- dried ginger, omam, pepper, fenugreek. My mom powered all separately and packed them in separate bags to avoid reduction of flavour in weather.
On having those I had the same feeling of labour pain. That’s the symptom of your contraction of uterus. And all the other ingredients has specific value. Palm sugar plays a major role of contraction. Pepper avoids cold and cough and the remaining for digestion. This avoids colic in newborn children. I had them for 11 days (odd days from having it for the first time).
Once I remember my co-sister preparing kashyam (homemade remedy for cold and cough using palm sugar and pepper, thulasi and the like) since I know the value of palm sugar in contraction of uterus I avoided her from having that in her early days of pregnancy else it would have resulted in contraction of uterus.
Keep on reading and I will update on this topic next week.
This is based on my experience and had no side effects for me. Please do refer your gynaecologist for more based on your health.