Pregnancy – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

I’m never really a staunch believer of chinese medicine, especially when most of its medicines come with a bitter taste, which definitely isn’t my kind of tea. But as I set out to start my new adventure, I decided to try it with an open mind. After all, I didn’t want my plan to fail. So that’s what I did, choosing the nearest TCM and looked for the one with the most experience.

I had to do it earlier since everyone told me it takes at least about 3 months to tune your health back. So it started somewhere in March, and then for the following 6 months, I obeyed what the doctor said. Drinking packets of powdered bitter medicine thrice daily. Cutting down on spicy, fried and cold food. No cold drinks at all (which will make the womb “cold” and thus difficult to conceive”). Tried to sleep before 11pm (which is supposed to be the BEST medicine according to the doctor). Tuning my body to ensure the best environment for my baby. And TADA! I’m pregnant! What’s even more amazing is, my friend who went with me for the past 6 months, got pregnant too!

Of course, it could possibly be helping just a small percentage or just a coincidence that both of us were pregnant around the same time. But I feel that there really is not much harm in trying since the medicine helps to tune the body more than inserting artificial germs or viruses.

And indeed, after that few months of downing the medicine, I do feel my body getting better, and there wasn’t much menses cramps anymore. Oh yes, if your menses always have lumps of blood, or bad cramps, it’s probably time for you to visit one too.

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