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Why is spending money on zuo yuezi confronting?

I am passionate about promoting the benefits of the Chinese postpartum retreat (zuo yuezi) for new mothers. Yet I have noticed that my enthusiasm is not always shared by ‘Western’ mothers. In fact, I am finding that this is a … Continue reading

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Forbidden fruits: eating fruit during zuo yuezi

During my month-long Chinese postpartum retreat (坐月子, zuò yuè zi), I ate fruit after nearly every meal.  My hospital meals usually came with sliced papaya or an apple.  And when I returned home, my Chinese postpartum doula (yuepo) would slice pieces of fruit and … Continue reading

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