Strict Things Asian Moms Need to Do After Giving Birth

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For some of the countries in Asia, giving birth is the time that moms are weak and need to do some extraordinary things (or treatments). In their opinion, moms’ health will be improved for longer in life if they follow these ways. It may be interesting. Today, Ms. Ngan, a member of the thebestbabyswing.com team from Vietnam, who works in mother and baby healthcare for 21 years, will share the story with us.

According to Ms. Ngan, Vietnamese moms do not use cold water to wash or shower to keep the body warm. The time of having a shower should be quick and should not have a bathtub.

After that, they use a sauna treatment with mint, perilla, orange skin, pomelo skin for five to ten minutes, one or two times a week. This way helps the body to excrete waste through sweat while also warming the body.

For nutrition after giving birth, moms should not eat salty food, fermented food, or raw foods like sushi to limit infection or pathogenic parasites.

It is essential to keep the body warm because moms lost a lot of blood after giving birth. Even some of the ancient advice is keeping the warm coal under the bed to maintain body temperature. But now modern Vietnamese people think it is not good to do like that because CO2 from the coal is not suitable for moms and infants.

In Vietnam, since a long time ago, it is necessary to keep infants near moms; they usually let the infants sleep with moms to care and feed at least six months when the mother can return to work. After that, the babies still be close to their parents until they are old enough to have private space. The main reason is the lack of space in Vietnam, and ordinarily, many generations live together in one house.  It also helps explain close emotional relationships between family members, and the moms usually get help from the other family members with the babies.

But nowadays, when the modern Vietnamese do not have conditions to live with or close to their parents, they try to teach their babies how to be independent like Western moms usually do with their children.

For example, they do not follow some tips anymore, return to everyday life as soon as possible. They train their babies to sleep in a different place, and parents let their children use baby swings so they can have more time. Besides, baby swings can also help them calm their infants easier with various music functions, vibrant, and swing. Yes, they are saving a lot of time and effort.

Postpartum care is a continuous, important for both mothers and babies; moms need time to recover their health. It is essential for mothers to wisely choose scientific abstinence and ask advice from their doctors to avoid causing adverse health.

Further reading:

Recovery and Care After Delivery

The New Mother: Taking Care of Yourself After Birth