坐月子: Postpartum care with traditional Chinese characteristics

Jiaqi “Crystal” Tao writes about the travails of her friend who just finished her traditional month of confinement (坐月子) after giving birth: “Jiaqi, never again! I don’t care about the pain of delivery, but zuò yuèzi… that’s too much.”

Crystal explains what her friend was forced to endure, and lists other common traditional Chinese post-postpartum practices in Some Weird Things Chinese Women Do After Giving Birth.