After giving birth, many Asian families believe it is vital for the new mother to take special precautions and observe certain age-old practices.
For example, there may be prohibitions against certain household chores or activities, or requirements to consume certain dishes and supplements. Some traditions also encourage the use of herbal remedies, which may be incorporated into body treatments or special baths.
As if giving birth and having to take care of a squealing, helpless newborn wasn’t already enough work, now there are taboos to observe and new habits to adopt!
Which is why confinement nannies are a thing. Usually an experienced, older woman who may also be a mother herself, a confinement nanny assists and guides new mothers in taking care of the newborn, and supporting them in recovering their health and vitality. The right confinement can help the whole household adjust to having a new baby.
Of course, having such specialised help doesn’t come cheap – especially when you factor in all the possible costs associated with post-pregnancy confinement.