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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.
The confinement period is vital for a new mum to restore her strength. It's different everywhere, check out different confinement practices around the world.
Traditionally a practice of the Malay confinement period, post natal binding is now becoming more widespread with celebrities like Jessica Alba admitting to wearing a belly wrap after giving birth. We look at what is involved and the pros and cons of wearing an abdominal compression wrap.