The second biggest enemy of Chinese women after the sun is cold.They only drink hot water, and some of them don’t eat ice cream...ever. The fear of letting cold inside makes many of the ladies not take a shower a month after giving birth, bathing instead in ginger-infused water.
An interesting tradition of Chinese women is called "zuo yue zi" — 坐月子.The mother of a newborn baby stays in bed for a month after giving birth. She never goes out, and she is wrapped in the warmest clothes while in the house.The baby is taken care of either by her mother, her husband’s female relatives, or by a special person. The woman is thought to lose tremendous amounts of energy during labor, and she can only recover (and even cure ailments she’d had before giving birth) if she takes a month’s rest.