First 40 days – dos and don’ts

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Here are some confinement do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of in those first 40 days. Singaporean mums, do read on for these essential tips!


If you are on the verge to commit the latter, let theAsianparent help draw you a list of do’s and don’ts for confinement and post pregnancy in this article.

Confinement Don’ts

Don’t be a superwoman
If you’re somebody who used to excel in multitasking, it’s time to relinquish that title for a while. Caring for your baby and getting enough rest alone will keep you busy daily.

Let hubby attend to matters for a while.
Everything can be shelved; only attend to matters if it needs immediate attention. Don’t commit yourself to any strenuous activity such as moving house or racquetball playing.

Workouts are a no-go .
For the first 40 days even if you’re up and about a few days after giving birth. Your body is still not ready for the high-impact workouts for several weeks. Although most mothers are usually back on their feet within two weeks of giving birth, they better off restricting themselves to low-impact activities. It’s not uncommon for many mothers to engage in yoga exercises around this time.


Sex? No!
You’ve just had your baby hence muscles and whatnots are probably very sore. Sexual intercourse should preferably only resume after the postnatal check-up. Of course with the hormones going haywire in you, sex may be something you would pounce on. Refrain yourself for six weeks if possible. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!