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5 TCM herbs used during pregnancy

Not all women have an easy breezy pregnancy. More than 80% experience morning sickness and other unpleasant symptoms. The role of traditional Chinese medicine is to offer relief for various pregnancy symptoms. TCM during pregnancy can also be used successfully to treat or prevent certain ailments. However, only certain herbs can be used, as others may be toxic for the pregnancy.

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TCM during pregnancy: #5 Bird's nest

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Bird's nest contains a lot of nutrients that are beneficial for pregnant mums. It contains a lot of amino acids, as well as a good amount of calcium. Traditionally, the ingredient is used to make bird's nest soup. This delicacy is quite recommended during pregnancy. It is a very nutritious and known as a skin rejuvenation food. It also helps improve digestion, which may offer some relief from morning sickness, bloating and constipation.

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