Most people don’t realize that the Chinese Culture & Chinese medicine revered the process of pregnancy and has much to offer this time in a woman’s life. There are certain years that are more fortunate to be born. There are certain foods that are better to eat in certain months. There is much awareness of the baby’s development while in the womb and much attention paid to each month of the process.
Take, for instance, the first month of pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy, it is important to pay attention to the mother’s digestion. We see evidence of this with morning sickness. If a woman’s digestion is weak, it is believed she will pass this on to her child, which is the ground, work for all sorts of health problems in the new life to come.
At this time of pregnancy, it is suggested, a woman should refrain from anger, which upsets the digestion and from worry as well.
It is important to eat sweet, though more like fruit, and sour thing and things that are easy to digest, mostly warm foods. Sticky rice is recommended along with sweet potatoes, baked beets, and root vegetables. All of these foods are nourishing to the blood and so are nourishing to the embryo.
Absolutely no Sushi at this stage of pregnancy as it is too cold and upsets the digestion.
It’s also said that it’s important not to over exercise at this time of pregnancy, for obvious reasons, that a woman is still in the early stages and creating moderate habits is most important.
There are herbs and various, acupuncture treatments recommended at this time, once again, not too much and all geared to the health and vitality of the newly forming life.
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