When I was into the 6th to 7th month of my pregnancy, most of my local friends and colleagues here in Singapore would ask if I have engaged a confinement nanny or someone to take care of my meals during confinement. As a Filipino, this was not practiced in our country but being introduced to this idea of confinement period in Singapore made me curious about this postpartum practice.
Confinement Period starts after a woman has given birth. There are a lot of physical changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy and labour which require a proper recuperation and allow mothers to regain back their strength that was lost during pregnancy and delivery. Postpartum mothers also need proper nutrition to provide for their babies especially if there are breastfeeding. Confinement Period means the mother is not allowed to go outside after giving birth for 30 days. It also requires mothers to have a special confinement food diet to accelerate the recovery of mothers’ post-birth body that have been weakened by pregnancy and child-birth. Following a confinement practice would also help in preventive measures that are often seen postpartum like postnatal hair loss, back aches, rheumatism, premature aging, etc. Confinement foods often have common ingredients found in any regular Chinese diet: ginger, eggs, sesame oil, black vinegar, Chinese rice wine, pepper, black chicken free-range or organic chicken, fishes, and pork. Other ingredients of confinement food include fairly general herbal provisions like Chinese Wolfberry/ Goji Berry (Gou Qi), Angelica Sinensis (Dong Quay), red dates, black dates, dried longans, and whole bunch of other Chinese traditional herbs.
I believe that it really makes sense to have a 30-days confinement period for all postpartum mommies. All mothers know that being pregnant and delivering a baby require a lot of strength and stamina. Regaining that strength and being taken care of after birth are definitely essentials. Thus, I was excited to try out the Confinement Food Services by Natal Essentials for 5 days. I wanted to experience the Confinement Food service.
Natal Essentials is a Confinement Food Service Delivery in Singapore that was setup in March 2002 to deliver quality home-cooked confinement meal to door-steps of postpartum mommies. They served thousands of customers from different races and nationality. They are known for providing excellent customer service, food and quality standards. Their cook has more than 20 years’ experience in the confinement meal which make them a top quality confinement food service provider. There are proud to inform their clients that no MSG is added in their dishes and each dish is designed to serve a purpose.
To start my 5-Day Confinement Food Delivery, I log-in to Natal Essentials user-friendly website. I completed an order form with my details to design a menu that would fit my preference and needs. On the order form, you can indicate your preference on the type of ingredients to be omitted. I also choose to have brown rice with my dishes instead of white rice.
My 5-Days Lunch & Dinner Confinement Food:
- Stir Fried Pork Tenderloins & Liver with Assorted Vegetables and Lemongrass
- Stir Fried Spinach with Ikan Bilis
- Double Boiled Lotus Root with Peanut & Discorea Yam Chicken Soup
- Grilled Salmon Filler with Teriyaki Sauce
- Stir Fried Broccoli with Shimeji Mushroom, Black Fungus & Baby Corn
- Double Boiled Sweet Corn Lily Bulb Pork Rib Soup
- Braised Chicken with Homemade Glutinous Wine
- Stir Fried Long Bean with Minced Pork
- Double Boiled Six Herbs Pork Rib Soup
- Braised Trotter with Chestnut
- Stir Fried Lan with Sliced Sheng Yu
- Double Boiled Hashima Black Chicken Soup
- Steamed Threadfin with Black Fungus & Lily Bulb
- Stir Fried Snow Peas with Sliced Liver
- Double Boiled Chicken Tea Soup
- Deep Fried Mid Wing with Rock Honey Sauce
- Stir Fried Spinach with Braised Mushroom
- Double Boiled Raw Di Huang Pork Rib Soup
- Grilled Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce
- Stir Fried Broccoli with Lotus Root & Assorted Vegetable
- Double Boiled Sweet Corn Lily Bulb Pork Rib Soup
- Stewed Fish Maw with Pork Rib
- Pan Fried Egg with Long Bean
- Double Boiled Tian Ma Chicken Soup
- Braised Vinegar Trotter with Egg
- Stir Fried Chinese Spinach with Wolfberry
- Double Boiled American Ginseng & Carrot Black Chicken Soup
- Steamed Threadfin with Bean Sauce
- Stir Fried Snow Peas with Sliced Chicken
- Assorted Beans Pork Rib Soup
My Natal Essential Food Delivery Review
Having Confinement Food delivered right on my doorstep was a very new experience for me. I love the convenience of having healthy food delivered to help me in my postnatal healing, I am surprised and happy to receive the food kept warmth in a pink thermal bag and arrived conveniently 15 minutes before my usual meal time. The food is packed carefully without any nasty leaks running from the containers or bag which you would expect because most of the dishes are soups and with gravy. I happily noted that no leakages and that it was sealed neatly. They take particular care with the food presentation. I got acquainted with different types of confinement foods and I didn’t expect that the dishes would be so flavourful and yummy. My favourites are the Stir Fried Pork Tenderloins & Liver with Assorted Vegetables and Lemongrass, Stir Fried Spinach with Ikan Bilis, Deep Fried Mid Wing with Rock Honey Sauce and Pork Rib Soup. It was my first time to try the Black Chicken. Initially, it was jarring to eat a black chicken but once I got pass the color of the chicken, it was actually quite flavourful. Each delivered meal was anticipated with excitement. I was aware of the menu but it was still fun waiting for how the actual food would be presented and tasted. It was also nice to know that feedback from Natal Essentials was very much welcomed and they cater to their customers with great concern and care.
On the 5th day of the delivery service, I could happily conclude that it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend that all postpartum mothers need confinement food for better recovery. Natal Essentials is a great confinement food delivery service that knows what postpartum mommies need in the stage of healing and recovery after giving birth.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post collaboration with Natal Essentials. The 5-Day Food Delivery were free of charge. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.