Last week Cathy and Kendra met with Teresa and Rebecca (mother and daughter) of Bo Lings Chinese Restaurants & Catering. Over tension reducing Dragon Pearl Jasmine tea, the foursome discussed how Chinese cultural traditions support pregnancy, birth and birth recovery. Food is a very important part of supporting pregnancy and birth recovery. Specific dishes and ingredients are recommended that include ginger, red dates and chicken soup made from stock simmered from the bones of a free ranging black feathered chicken. One tradition that we agree with whole heartedly is that pregnancy and birth are one of the most important times in a woman’s life. The habits we develop during our pregnancy have the power to protect us from disease for years after the birth of our baby. Keep it up mamas !