If you’re expecting a Rooster baby, congratulations! Chinese New Year is a joyous time to be pregnant, as family members you’re visiting will be sharing in your happiness and good wishes for your soon-to-be-born child. You can also expect to be fussed over more than usual, as people will generously share the best parts of festive feasts with you, and keep your plate filled!
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At the same time, it’s important to know what Chinese New Year foods you can eat during pregnancy, as you need to watch your diet for the sake of your growing baby. Here’s a guide to what you should avoid as much as possible this Lunar New Year, and how to cut down on your favourite goodies if you really can’t resist!
Text: Young Parents Team, Additional Reporting by Lisa Twang