Traditional Chinese Postpartum Cooking and Healing Practices
The Chinese say, "The first 30 days of postpartum recovery can impact the mother's health for the rest of her life." Chinese postpartum traditions emphasize healing foods and practices to ensure a mother's full recovery from birth. Learn about these traditions including how to prepare a healing postpartum environment, and the important foods to eat and to avoid during this special time. Live demonstration will be given on how to prepare a soup that promotes lactation, and instruction will be given on how to prepare a few special postpartum foods. Students will also learn how to incorporate healing ingredients into all meals.
About the Instructors:
Karen Wong grew up in traditional Chinese family in Toronto, Canada. Her mother is from Hong Kong and her father is from Guangzhou. She is an avid cook, and has been studying the traditions of her family for many years in hopes of passing them on to future generations.
Jasmine Bay, L.M., L.Ac. is a licensed midwife and acupuncturist. She has a holistic practice that educates women on how to care for themselves through proper nutrition and herbs. Her unique background in midwifery, acupuncture, and traditional western herbalism enables her to help women achieve balance in everyday life, and in the profound moments around giving birth.
9:00am 9:30am Intro and Cooking Demo for Lactation Soup
9:30am - 10:15am Postpartum Healing Foods & Other Special Postpartum Foods
10:15am 10:45am Break
10:45am 11:30am Herbs & Additional Healing Practices & Preparation
11:30am 12:00pm Cooking Demo for Salted Chicken Rice
12:00pm - 12:30pm Food and tea tasting, Q&A
Karin Sidhu's Home (View)
10051 46th ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|