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Traditional confinement practices in Asia

In a previous article, we talked about confinement traditions that are practised around the world. In this feature, we discuss the postnatal confinement practices in Asia. Most confinement rituals are based on certain beliefs, some of which still apply today. However, with the advance of modern society, many women have chosen to follow only some traditional confinement practices.

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Although confinement practices in Asia may vary from country to country, many traditions are similar. The key of such rituals is to help the new mother recover quickly. That being said, many modern families no longer follow all of such practices. Here’s a look at some of the confinement practices in Asia.

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