This is a discussion on Feeling baby heartbeat & kicks within the Second Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by MrsChia ohhh... you bot dried 1 no wonder you say ex... i bot mine at fu hua. ...
anyone taking chinese herbal tonics?
any herbal tonis to recommend?
I havent had much tonic except birds' nests.
But i heard we ought to.
i heard from some pple, they say we should drink soup to strengthen our body / add more strength and blood (for birth/ delivery).
I guess i have to start take these soups these few months. i guess i will have to go the chinese medical hall or Fu Hua to seek the herbs advise . in normal days, i try to avoid such soup, so now, really bo bian...
are most of you all taking tonic very often?
actually until I still did not taking any at all. Only started to take bird nest concentrate now.
What type of tonic are you all taking?
Care to share?
I gathered this from friends & mums from other forums, HTH:
1) DOUBLE BOILED BLACK CHICKEN WITH PAO SHEN
double-boil black chicken with pao shen (dont know what it is in english) is a must! my mother in law says that it will make the baby strong. i strongly believe too.
when i had DS1, mother in law made this tonic at least once a month for me after 1st trimester, and DS1 was born at a healthy weight and with no┬ problem during pregnancy at all. when i had DS2, my mother in law was working and therefore not so much time to make┬ the soup┬ for me. DS2┬ had low weight gain┬ during pregnancy and┬ at about 30weeks, gynae┬ said if the growth rate was any slower, he would suggest taking DS2┬ out early before stillbirth happens! i quickly increased the tonic intake, and DS2 made it to 8weeks, born at an acceptable weight, but still┬ lighter than DS1.
2) CORDYCEPS (DONG CHONG CAO) WITH CHICKEN & ABALONE
3) GINSENG BLACK CHICKEN
4) HOMEMADE CHICKEN ESSENCE
5) DANG SHEN WITH RED DATES, WOLFBERRIES & HUAI SHAN WITH CHICKEN OR PORK
'dang shen' with red dates, 'gouzi' n 'huai shan' with chicken or pork ribs....build up immune system....
Note: Never DangGui cannot be taken during Pregnancy.
Promotes blood circulation (excess blood flow to baby may harm the
Same as Ginseng, Dang Gui
1) Helps to relieve the discomfort of menstruation, good for
2) Helps to restore balance to woman's hormone and restore menstrual
3) Helps to strengthen woman's reproductive system.
4) Helps to relieve menopausal conditions such as hot flushes.
5) Stimulates the production of red blood cells, thus increasing
energy and combating fatigue.
6) Promotes blood circulation and useful for anemia for both male and
female. Helps to lower blood pressure.
me too. i only had birds' nests.
last week, i just tried having one dose of chicken soup last week...
i think have to drink abit - especially (from what i heard from medical hall) to replenish Qi. for smoother delivery. me first time mum so need to rely on hearsay and medical hall pple advise.
Im now into 22wks..I started to feel my baby kick and move since couple wks ago..my dear husband and I were excited...when I lie down straight my boy will start moving inside..and he will stop whenever i ask my dear husband to come closer to see his movement..very naughty boy! but this is cute and fun..we do enjoy it
hello, I'm in my week 17. How does the baby kick feel like? I dont seem to feel the baby kicking. Any advise?
this is more simple and no herbs needed as not all herbs are suitable for preggies...
i remember my mother in law say cannot have danggui during preggy but i cannot remember the reason. . .
my baby always kick me when i lie on my back... guess he doesn't like tis position... hahaha... that said, he's been kicking me more n more often a day... like tis morn, he woke me up at 8am with his kicking...
i kind of miss those kicks fr my boy.