Right after labour, we are in our weakest and most vulnerable stage. Only by having a good confinement thru the 28 days, will we be rebirth to better pre-pregnancy state. Consuming the right food at the right time, not only will steer your body condition to a better recovery it will also be beneficial to your entire health conditions in a long run as well.

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Chilli Padi Confinement Catering

The best scenario is having your meals prepared by hiring a professional confinement nanny, but it’s not on everyone’s card to have or even the budget to engage one while we recuperate and bond our newborn. So here at FamilyStaySg, we curated 6 highly raved confinement trial caterings to share to our mums to be readers!

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Thomson Confinement meal

Before we share more, it’s good to know the 3 stages about eating right during your confinement: 

Tian Wei - Trial meal
Tian Wei Signature

| STAGE ONE (Day 1 to 7)| Uterus Recovery & Wound Healing

Our uterus continues to experience bleeding until it contracts to normal size even after birth, so the main focus during the first 7 days or so, is to concentrate on your uterus recovery. During this stage, it’s advisable to promote blood circulation and discharge to reduce stasis. Dishes to cook with the herbs seen below aid in uterus contraction, expel lochia, improve healing of wounds and replace iron and fluid.

Herbs required: Sheng Hua Tang, Wen Jing Tang, Dang Gui, Dan Shen etc. 

Jessie - trial meal
Jessie Confinement

| STAGE TWO (Day 8 to 14) | Digestive Wellbeing & Tissue Repair

Our body produces 50% more blood during pregnancy to support the life of a new baby, however, upon delivery, we won’t be ale to expel all the extra blood that leads to fluid build up. To help flush out excess fluids, it’s recommended to consume Herbal Formulas to strengthen our gastrointestinal system. Only then with a strong system, our body will have better absorption of nutrients for repairing tissues and aid in improving your quality of breast milk. By this stage, ingredients used for your confinement meal during stage 1 and 2 will differ. 

Herbs required: Dang Shen, Huai Shan, Gou Qi Zi, Long Yan Rou, Fu Ling etc. 

Natal Kitchen - trial meal
Natal Kitchen

| STAGE THREE (Day 15 to 28) | Physique Strengthening & Nourishment

When you reach the final stage of confinement, it’s time for physical strengthening and regaining vitality to prevent premature ageing and prepares your body for future pregnancies. To strengthen our muscles due to the increase heavy load (muscles around the abdomen) and to improve blood circulation (for cold limbs) during our pregnancy, a different set of menu will be used.

Herbs required: Tang shen, dang gui, bai zhou, fu ling, Zhuo huang sheng etc 

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Rich Food Catering Confinement

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For Modern day mums, expect Chilli Padi‘s innovative menu from Grilled Salmon Fillet with Mirin Sauce, to Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup & Shabu Shabu with XO wine, these fusion confinement dishes are carefully prepared keeping in mind to ensure their menu are low in salt, fat, and importantly no MSG included. Only organic farming Sakura Chicken is used for it’s higher nutritional value! 

MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above image shows our dinner trial)

  • Stir-fried Asparagus with Fish Maw topped with Hon-Shimeiji Mushroom & Wolfberries
  • Double Boiled Pork Ribs with Black Bean Soup
  • Baked X.O chicken Roulade with Wolfberries
  • Plain rice
  • Red date tea 


  • Lunch: 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Dinner: 4.30pm to 7pm


  • 4 layer Tingkat for food; Flask for Confinement Tea.
  • Microwavable container will be used on last delivery



  • Our readers will receive $100 off the 28 days dual package (Usual price: $1678.00)

  • as well as $50 off for 21 days dual meal (Usual price: $1314)
  • Code “FAMILYSG” during booking to enjoy the discount.

  • The promo code is valid from now till end July 2017.

trial meals-TMC

Thomson Confinement Food provides wholesome, nutritious food to recuperating mothers after childbirth direct to their homes. Developed by their in-house team of nutrition experts and TCM Physician, their confinement food recipes, together with the rich influence of traditional Chinese medicine. The menu is also infused with fresh, specially selected ingredients and herbs, and serves up a modern blend of east meets west, whilst retaining rich traditional tastes of confinement favourites.

From flavourful Fish and Papaya Soup to timeless Braised Pig’s Trotters in Black Vinegar and homemade Chicken Essence with Wine; the gastronomic spread is low in salt and fat – packing a robust flavour, bursting with natural goodness and great nutritional value. 

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MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above image shows our dinner trial)

  • Teriyaki Grilled Salmon Fish – Salmon are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids including omega-3 fatty acids. These are important for brain and eyes development of a baby who is breastfed, and for mum’s tissue repair and lower the risk of post-natal depression. 
  • Stir Fried Asparagus with Fish Maw and Capsicum – Capsicum and asparagus are high in dietary fibres and vitamin A and C. These are the powerful anti-oxidants to help in fighting free radicals in our body while fish maw is a good source of collagen.
  • Double Boiled Sakura Chicken with Cordycep Militans Soup – Cordyceps flower is a cultured mushroom that can strengthen the lungs, liver and kidney. This soup aids in building up the strength and immunity of the mother’s body after delivery.
  •  Red Date & Longan Tea –  ideal drink for postnatal mums to replenish energy and blood, and overcome fatigue and restore hormonal balance after delivery.
  • Japanese Brown Rice Pilot (new to come!) – approximately 20% less calories compared to white rice and still retaining great taste and fluffy texture.


  • Lunch: 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Dinner: 4:30pm to 7:30pm


  • One set of Tiffin consisting of 4 containers and 1 thermos in a bag will be on loan daily for exchange during the delivery period.
  • The customer is responsible for the cleanliness, loss and damage of this Tiffin set.
  • Microwavable containers will be used for the last delivery
  • Microwavable container will be used on last delivery



  • Our readers will receive $100 off the 28 days lunch and dinner package (Usual price: $1980.00)

  • Enter promo code FAMILYSG at checkout to enjoy the discount.

  • Our readers will also receive the TMC Confinement Suitcase on purchase.

  • The promo code is valid till 30 June 2017.

trial meals- Jessie

Jessie catering offers a comprehensive confinement/convalescence recipe especially for the recovering customer, giving the opinions of 7, 14, 21 and 28 days of lunch and dinner package home delivery that includes Saturday and Sunday. Deferring a delivery is also possible with their flexible package  ( choice of 3 dishes or 4 dishes) with just a day in advance phone call or email. For a healthier choice, Jessie Catering only uses vegetable oil in their dishes with no MSG, and mamas can choose between plain rice, brown rice or pumpkin rice served with their meals!

trial meals- Jessie

MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above image shows our dinner trial)

  • Black Chicken Herbal Nourishment Soup
  • Ginger Onion Gold Band Snapper Fish
  • Fours Season Beans with Minced Meat
  • Plain Rice
  • Red Dates Tea


  • Lunch: 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Dinner: 4pm to 6pm


  • Food served in Thermal Containers in Thermal Bag to ensure food is warm and fresh.



  • Trial meal will be waived off if a 28-day order is ordered after.
  • Complimentary Bird nest dessert on every 7th day. 


trial meals- Rich catering

Owned by RichFood Catering Pte Ltd (a bizSAFE certified enterprise), Confinement-Meals.com was created with the purpose of focusing on the provision of quality confinement meal packages that are both healthy and also delicious.

Mamas can rest assure for the Confinement-meals are fully equipped to better understand your dietary needs, desires and requirements during your important confinement period!

trial meals- Rich catering

MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above image shows our dinner trial)

  • Prenatal Pork Ribs Soup (安胎排骨汤) 
  • Steamed Salmon w/ Ginger & Wolfberries (Qi Zhi) (姜丝,枸杞蒸鲑鱼)
  • Seasonal Vegetable w/ Diced Chicken (时菜炒鸡丁)
  • White Rice (白饭)
  • Red Date Tea (红枣茶)


  • Lunch: 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Dinner: 4.00pm to 7.00pm


  • Microwaveable disposable containers.
  • Customers will be given 1 complimentary thermal bag.
  • You are advised to keep food warm in the thermal bag if not consumed immediately upon receipt.
  • No thermal bag be given for trial meal.
  • NO MSG. All Meals with Complimentary Logan Red Dates Tea and Plain Rice (Fried Rice w/ Ginger & Eggs served on every Wednesday – Dinner Only).



  • Early bird discounts for 30 days before due date with 15% deposit received! 


trial meals - TIanwei-traditional

Need a mix of choices for your confinement meal, you can have the choice of Traditional (first 2 weeks) and Fusion meal (following 2 weeks) catered to your home with Tian Wei Signature. Other than that, they also provide mothers with 28 days of herbal soups. Perfect for those who prefer more opinions under the same catering service!

TRADITIONAL: Dishes will include the usage of old ginger, sesame oil, rice wine, black vinegar and red dates to dispel ‘wind’, remove ‘cold, regulate blood level and stimulate ‘qi’.

trial meals- Tian wei - fusion

FUSION: Want to have an interesting selection other than the traditional ones? You can expect to have your third and fourth weeks infused with Japanese, Taiwanese and Mediterranean inspired dishes using traditional confinement ingredient to spices up your confinement journey! trial meals- Tian wei

MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above images shows our Traditional dinner trial & Fusion lunch trial)


  • Vinegar Port Trotters paired with Amaranth and Dried Scallop – recommended confinement food as it aids mothers in their milk lactation.
  • Green papaya Fish soup –  aids in detoxifying, increase breastmilk, cure deficiency, reduce diuresis and swell.
  • Spinach with ginger 
  • Grain rice
  • Two cups of Red date tea


  • Tian Wei Signature COQ Au Vin – Red wine grapes used are beneficial for woman as the antioxidants can prevent certain cancers, heart diseases and osteoporosis while reducing inflammations caused by arthritis. The alcohol in red wine helps to prevent the formation of blood clots and protects your arteries from the damage caused by “Bad” LDL cholesterols. Red wine should be consumed in moderation. 
  • 四神湯 Si Shen Soup – nourishing soup for calming, regulating spleen and stomach conditions.
  • Barley Millet Rice – nutrient-rich and lactogenic for new mothers due to their high polysaccharide content
  • Two cups of Red date tea


  • Lunch: 10am – 1pm
  • Dinner: 4.00pm to 7.00pm


  • Confinement Meals are served in food grade plastic containers which are microwaveable.
  • In the event that you could not consume the food immediately when they deliver, you could still microwave it to have hot food.
  • They do not provide “Tingkat” container as most mothers feel it is a hassle to wash it.



  • Early bird discounts $128 off for 1-month early booking.

NATAL KITCHEN trial meals- Natal Kitchen

The Natal Kitchen has a selection of authentic recipes for a well-balanced nourishing meals that has been repeatedly perfected & passed down from mothers to mothers through generations. They endeavour to serve different delectable confinement dishes through the confinement period, but not forgetting the well-loved traditional confinement dishes such as pig trotter vinegar, red vinasse chicken, sesame oil chicken and rice wine chicken!

trial meals- Natal Kitchen

MENU DESCRIPTIONS: (above images shows our dinner trial)

  • Red Bean Pig Trotter soup – good for lactation
  • Braised Vegetables with wine
  • Red Vinasse Chicken 红糟鸡 – improve blood circulation and lower cholesterol
  • Apple snow fungus – complimentary every Friday only
  • Plain rice
  • Longan Red Dates Tea.


  • Lunch: 10am – 1pm
  • Dinner: 4.00pm to 7.00pm


  • Each meal plan includes fragrant steam white rice & Longan Red Dates Tea.
  • Fragrant Fried Rice with Sesame Oil and Ginger will be served every Wednesday.
  • Complimentary Dessert will be served every Friday with each meal plan (exclude trials). 
  • Confinement meals are packed in individually sealed microwavable disposable trays/top seal to prevent food contamination or spillage during delivery. Please follow the reheating instructions printed on the disposable tray.
  • Allocated 2 thermal bags used during delivery of your meals



  • One trial (either lunch or dinner) at one $20 (usual $30)


FamilyStaySg Team

Disclosure: All trial meals are sponsored. 

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