I found a very interesting article on some of the world's postnatal practices I wanted to share...
Guatemala - women in this country don't even try to get out of bed for 24 hours.
Malaysia - after birth, women aren't allowed to cook, clean or leave the house due to their vulnerability to evil spirits.
Bali - women do not enter the kitchen or wash their hair until the baby's umbilical cord stump falls off.
India - women are expected to be pampered by family members for 22 days while staying home to bond with the baby.
China/Japan - women "sit the month" which means they stay in bed for the first month of the babies life, only caring for the baby.
Panama/El Salvador - family members take care of the new mother for the first 40 days after the baby arrives.
Who said these countries are backwards? Although I plan on getting some fresh air & don't fear the evil spirits...I don't think they are so wrong about some things : ) lol