Postpartum Recovery Center: Would You Do It?
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Could you imagine having your baby and then not going home for a month? Instead, going to a postpartum maternity home where you could be taken care of and have time to recover from childbirth?
Apparently, this is a common thing in some Asian cultures, who believe that a new mom needs a month or more to bounce back from birth -- this period is called the "sitting month." Women are supposed to stay inside, rest, and be taken care of. When family is nearby, they tend to mom and baby. But if no family is present, some moms go these postpartum centers to be cared for.
New moms definitely need help -- no doubt about that.
I don't know what's involved or how much care like this would cost but, if money and circumstances made it possible, would you want to go to a postpartum recovery center? Do you think it would be a good thing for you and your family?