This is a discussion on Ginseng, Bird nest within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; anyone take the above during their pregnancy? I know some mothers do take bird nest throughout the pregnancy. Are the ...
anyone take the above during their pregnancy? I know some mothers do take bird nest throughout the pregnancy. Are the above good for preggie ladies?
i do take ginseng every alternate days ever since 1st trimester, my mom said to give me strength.
for birdnest i heard people say not to take too early, my mom only let me eat now that im in 3rd trimester.
hi do anyone take the Lau Hang Jia's birdnest? how long can we keep after opening it？please adviced
Ginseng is good , i do takes when preggies , but for bird nest i only take sometime , like twice a month , in moderation should be ok ~~@
Ginseng is good but rather heaty so i prefer not too.. I usually tk birdnest from 2nd tri and increase my intake as time goes by..
I took Hong Ka's concentrated bird's nest during my 2nd trimester onwards. Once open, store it in refrigerator for not more than a month or when the contents became watery. Keep it away from food that stinks (eg fish). Use a clean metal spoon to scoop up the contents before putting into yr mouth.
My baby girl came out very fair with smooth complex after I diligently consumed bird'snest during my pregnancy. Initially I thought it was due to the cocomut juice I drank before my delivery but later realised that it could most probably due to the bird's nest which I ate. Really worth trying it.
However, I took ginseng during my 3rd trimester and it was so heaty that I totally lost my voice for nearly a week and my nose bled. I was very sick and had to take 1 month mc from work as my gynae said that I need to recover fully before I delivered my baby. Later the nurse told me that I should not consume ginseng at all during pregnancy. Better think twice before consuming ginseng.
Just his school of thot... anyone shares the same tots as him?
i took birdnest everyday from second tri onwards.. (arnd 4 mths)
its those "instant" kind which dont require cooking. just scoop from the bottle to eat.
twice a day, morn n night once.
i agree with what you say. for me when I take the krean ginseng, I also felt heaty. So i dont't take so regularly.. But ginseng is touted to help strengthen the women's body and i think immunity. korean kids are very strong bcoz they are fed ginseng since they are of a tender age. I think they can take ginseng due to their ever good weather condition there, pls their lifestyle is so different from ours, in sg where food are not so healthy and always fried and highly processed..
Hmm, I think that it also depends on which type of ginseng you are taking..There are a few types so if you consume those that is very 'bu' type then it will cause you to become very heaty.. There are some types that are catered for pregnant woman.. Of coz what i mean is also that not all pregnant ladies are suitable due to the constituition of their body.... each individual differs i guess...
Must really seek advice from some experienced personnel or elderly before consuming and ya, think carefully before you start taking ginseng and other tonics
Hope I am not too long winded :P
i only took birdnest from 2nd tri onwards.. mine is those brew type so take once or twice a week...
Some cautions about ginseng though:
1. If you take it regularly, your body becomes immune to it. So, you need to have some interval in order for it to be effective.
2. Ginseng is known to promote blood circulation. As such, it thins the blood. This might cause excessive bleeding as it will be more difficult for blood to clot during delivery.
Best is to check with your gynea. My gynea told me better not to take ginseng, but she is ok with other herbs that are not so strong, such as tong sum and red dates.
Kuchilek is right. Ginseng thins the blood, avoid taking during pregnancy.
I took bird nest throughout 2nd and 3rd tri. I did not take those instant ones, my mum brewed for me on alternate days cos I prefer it cold, she'll keep in the fridge for 2-3 days for me
i started taking bird nest concentrate 2 tablespoon each day (1 in AM, 1 in PM) since tested positive. As i started entering my 3rd trimester, i continue with this routine but increase from 2 tablespoon each day to 6 tablespoon.
My mum says that baby will have good skin especially when taking from 3rd trimester.
As for ginseng, totally didn't take Eu Yan Seng (not sure if i spelt it correctly) as does not recommend to take.
I take birds' nest quite regularly since my 2nd trimester... just those instant ones. but sometimes, mum will boil birds nest for me. apparently, birds nest boiled with rock sugar is good.
if can, try to buy those birdnest that need you boil at home, dont buy bottle type. bottle birdnest are mostly chosen from those left over birdnest, that's too dirty to wash, they just bleach it and processed into bottle.
And to have a more significant effect, birdnest should eat more regularly eg: at least twice a week, the amount to eat per serving dont need to be alot but the consistency is more important.
Like i usually boil 1-2 piece of birdnest and every night before sleep, i will eat a small cup and usually one boiling can last me for 5 days to a week plus.
second trimester onwards , pregnant woman start to get heat, that's the time to tart on birdnest.. but i dont eat alot of birdnest per serving.. i just eat a small cup.. nomatter how much you eat, the body can only absorb to a certain a limit, so no point eating alot at one time, small amount everyday is better than eating alot in one whole shot for a month.
i have asthma since young but my baby dont hav asthma . I know asthma can be inherited so that's why i eating birdnest during pregnancy & even now when i am still breastfeeding, because birdnest is good for thoat actually.
even when we eat our food, it's always better than we eat small amount per meal but more meals per day than eating alot in one meal and then cut down no of meal per day.
she bought them for me, so she say i MUST eat twice a day. n she will check with my mum, cos my mum will be gg to collect from the shop, so she agar the no of days i need to finish one btl...almost every 2-3 days she will call me n remind me must eat EVERYDAY!
in my last tri, i took salty birdnest.. it was yucks.. but apparently better than the rock sugar ones.