Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup, a TV host, model, architect has turned restaurateur with her husband, Chinese businessman Lloyd Lee. They had a two-year old baby girl named Nyke.
Recently, Shamcey shared one of her struggles after giving birth 2 years ago. She shared her extraordinary experience called “Ge lai” in Chinese, her post-partum depression experience for not taking bath in a month.
Because she is married to a Chinese businessman, Shamcey’s in-laws advised her to undego ‘Ge lai’, a post partum healing process in chinese wherein the mother is not allowed to take a bath for a month after giving birth.
This method is believed to make the healing even faster and in the long run it will be a great help for not suffering in any aches or pains due to child birth.
The former beauty queen admitted that she really had a hard time doing the method. According to Shamcey: “I felt icky and I could not go out of the house for one month. But I knew it was good for me because according to my mother-in-law, those who have experienced ‘ge lai’ say their wounds healed faster. She also said it was ge lai that kept her from feeling aches and pains now that she is older.”
Another reason is that Shamcey delivered thru caesarean operation which she was not prepared to. She shared: “My emergency caesarean operation contributed a lot too because I was not emotionally and physically prepared that I will be operated that way, a longer healing time, and my husband’s divided attention now that we have a baby.”
Shamcey was able to get out of depression when she got back to work.
Now, she very busy helping her husband in building their restaurant empire. “Our Pedro ‘n Coi chain is doing very well together with its fastfood counterpart Tambayan ni Pedro. Lloyd is targeting 50 restaurants in the next five years.”