PHOTOS Maternity center for new mothers in China's Fujian Province

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Maternity center for new mothers in China's Fujian Province

Xinhua

03:56, November 23, 2018

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A staff member helps a new mother exercise at a maternity care center in Shishi City, Southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov. 21, 2018. It's become a trend for new mothers to stay at a maternity care center during "sitting month" in Shishi. "Zuo yuezi" (sitting a month) is a post-partum ritual observed by Chinese women. To help new mothers recover and to ensure their future health, they spend up to a month indoors with their newborns after giving birth, and follow a host of "rules," such as not washing one's hair and not eating cold food, along with prohibiting the use of air-conditioning. New mothers believe they can receive better professional care and guidance at these maternity centers and have a better "sitting month" than they could anywhere else. (Photo: Xinhua)

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A staff member holds a newborn at a maternity care center in Shishi City, Southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov. 21, 2018. It's a trend for new mothers to book a maternity care center to spend their traditional Chinese "sitting month" in Shishi. "Zuo yuezi" (sitting a month) is a post-partum ritual observed by most Chinese women. To help new mothers recover and to ensure their future health, they spend up to a month indoors with their newborns after giving birth, and follow a host of "rules," spanning from bans on washing their hair to not eating cold food and no air-conditioning. New mothers believe they can get professional care and guidance at the maternity care center to have a more comfortable "sitting month." (Photo: Xinhua)

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Staff members send meals for the new mothers at a maternity care center in Shishi City, Southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov. 21, 2018. It's a trend for new mothers to book a maternity care center to spend their traditional Chinese "sitting month" in Shishi. "Zuo yuezi" (sitting a month) is a post-partum ritual observed by most Chinese women. To help new mothers recover and to ensure their future health, they spend up to a month indoors with their newborns after giving birth, and follow a host of "rules," spanning from bans on washing their hair to not eating cold food and no air-conditioning. New mothers believe they can get professional care and guidance at the maternity care center to have a more comfortable "sitting month." (Photo: Xinhua)

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Staff members and new mothers chat at a maternity care center in Shishi City, Southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov. 21, 2018. It's a trend for new mothers to book a maternity care center to spend their traditional Chinese "sitting month" in Shishi. "Zuo yuezi" (sitting a month) is a post-partum ritual observed by most Chinese women. To help new mothers recover and to ensure their future health, they spend up to a month indoors with their newborns after giving birth, and follow a host of "rules," spanning from bans on washing their hair to not eating cold food and no air-conditioning. New mothers believe they can get professional care and guidance at the maternity care center to have a more comfortable "sitting month." (Photo: Xinhua)

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