Family Tells New Mother To “Cover Up”, Dies of Heatstroke

Family Tells New Mother To “Cover Up”, Dies of Heatstroke
A new mother died of heatstroke following advice from her family to “cover up” as part of the traditional Chinese practice of observing a one-month confinement period following childbirth. The Shanghai woman stayed in a room without any AC and covered herself with a quilt amidst daytime temperatures of 35 ℃ to avoid “wind chills” that might cause illness, but instead got heatstroke. The woman died after being sent to Fengxian Central Hospital for emergency treatment. One netizen said the postnatal practice “sucks”.
Source: Netease

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  • KamikaziPilot

    I really wish people would learn to think for themselves instead of believing fairy tales passed on from generations past. This actually goes for everyone, not only this situation.

  • Necrogodomega

    God, the damned postnatal “care” in China desperately needs to be updated. This is so crazy, yet so totally believable.

  • Foreign Devil

    Now I know why my wife insisted on timing her pregnancy for the winter and not the summer.

    • DD Bear!

      OLD DOG!

      • Chris Bullock

        Young cat!

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