We stumbled upon an article written by Serina Huang about Confinement. Postpartum Confinement - the Chinese concept of 'sitting through the month' - remains popular in Chinese communities all over the world. Although it sounds extreme to not leave the house, eat certain foods and for example not bathe for a month, it does make you think about the little time and sheer exhaustion mothers in the 'Western' countries face after having a baby. Mostly just 3 days of hospital is all the time they get to recover.
Read the entire article about Postpartum Confinement here.