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Friday, June 26, 2009

Just Gave Birth?

If you're Chinese and you've just given birth, visions of yourself cradling your baby in outdoor chairs getting some sun is probably not going to happen, especially if you have a strict mother or mother-in-law. That's because for the first month of confinement, called the "ge-lai" in the Fukien dialect, new mothers are advised to stay indoors and avoid being exposed to "wind". This is supposed to help the mothers grow stronger immediately.

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