Pregnancy Diary #2: ONE MONTH POSTPARTUM- The End of Confinement


Miss E is one month old which means I am finally done with confinement- a Chinese tradition where a mother needs to stay indoors for a month after giving birth and follow a strict set of rules so her body can recover. Why hello there! Really traditional confinement involves pretty much lying pretty in bed and not lifting a finger while…

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy Diary #2: A Tale of Two Births

Miss A birth

My First Experience: Miss A (39 weeks 5 days) When I had my first daughter, it was pretty hard to recount the birth in detail for this blog. My hypnobirthing instructor asked about my experience and I told her about it in an email, then decided to just post what I wrote to her so I didn't have to relive it again…

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