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Postnatal confinement: A tradition to follow or abandon?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-07-22 09:27

ceciliazhang (China)

Women take zuoyuezi too literally. Taboos I find ridiculous and crazy include not having a shower or brushing your teeth, and just because these are traditions does not mean you have to abide them. We have to adapt our traditional practices to suit modern conditions and not follow them blindly.

One of the rooms at the confinement center in Fuzhou, Fujian province. The cost of a 28-day high-end postpartum service is 150,000 yuan ($23,074) in the center, said the manager. Currently, more than 10 confinement centers offer postpartum service in the city. [Photo/chinanews.com]

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