Tag Archives: Postpartum

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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No visitors during confinement?

One of the golden rules of Chinese postpartum confinement (坐月子 zuo yuezi) is ‘no visitors’, or at least limited visits to only close family and friends.  But could it be that I am craving company?

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Chinese secrets of regaining your figure after childbirth

Yesterday, Mr Taiwanxifu remarked that I was looking surprisingly good for a new mother.  “Your butt looks almost half the size it did before,” he observed.

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