Tag Archives: postpartum confinement

Having a confinement nanny — the rules

I was privileged to have Mrs Yang, a supportive and experienced confinement nanny (月婆yuepo) to look after me during zuo yuezi (坐月子) , the month of confinement after having childbirth.  Having someone in your home to help directly after childbirth … Continue reading

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Dads and zuo yuezi

Last night, Mr Taiwanxifu stayed up late cuddling baby so I could sleep before the next late night feed.  Mr Taiwanxifu is an incredibly hands on and involved Dad.  But not all Taiwanese fathers are, and not all zuo yuezi … Continue reading

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Can zuo yuezi prevent postnatal depression?

Can a month of Chinese postpartum confinement (zuo yuezi) prevent a woman from suffering from postnatal depression?  This is a question that I wanted to explore during zuo yuezi. 

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Thirty days of confinement

Today marks thirty days of confinement.  Time for a weigh-in.  But my confinement is not quite over, yet.

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My postpartum confinement nanny

My confinement nanny, Mrs Yang, is a creative cook.  But that’s not all she does.

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Brotherly Love

One of the things I love about spending time at home on maternity leave is watching Taiwanxifu Toddler bond with his infant brother.  But this is not always encouraged during postpartum confinement (zuo yuezi).

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