The New York Times sheds light on the culture of maternity care in Korea

Article: 8 million won for 2 weeks… The New York Times reporter reviews a maternity hospital in Gangnam

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[+100] In America, men will help take care of the mother next to you. I also think that white people in general have big frames and small babies while Asian women have small frames and big babies. The damage from the birth of a child is too much for us. I remember my father-in-law calling maternity homes a waste of money and looking at him like he was crazy.

– [+4] So how do you explain all the mothers who were born in our country for 5,000 years without these houses?

– [+19] ^ Our ancestors had many families to take care of the mother, now we are down to nuclear families

– [+57] ^ Most of them died during childbirth and in childbirth~ and even if they lived, many suffered from the effects of childbirth. Please don't say any more nonsense.

– [+3] Why are there only maternity hospitals in our country out of billions of people in the world?

– [+17] ^ Now it has become a thing in many countries as well ㅎㅎ and foreign countries have already established practices such as babysitters and midwives. different ways

[+71] Asian women have small hips and large heads because childbirth in general is a high risk and requires prenatal care. Foreign journalists should do more research before judging things like this ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+92] I really think that this is part of our culture that puts us ahead of other cultures. There are a ton of immigrant women who are still suffering the effects of inadequate maternity care in their 40s and 50s, and many of them are immigrant women. is jealous of the care of Korean women giving birth. Our practices for maternity care are the legacy of our ancestors. In those days, you used to have extended families to take care of you, but we are down to nuclear families now and extended family support has been replaced by maternity homes. You really can't expect a recovering mother to care for a newborn.

[+39] After having three children of my own, I now know why maternity homes are necessary. I gave birth in both the US and Korea, and while the US has a good birthing system, their maternity care lacks things like food. I missed the usual soy sauce for fatty foods like pizza and hamburgers while in the US and struggled with dairy products. For my second child, my mom came up with seaweed soup and lots of good maternity food and my milk production was amazing. Korea is definitely more knowledgeable when it comes to maternity care and it is definitely a necessary aspect of care for all new mothers.

[+76] Okay, the New York Times columnist equates the high cost of maternity care with our country's declining birthrate, a ridiculous study… you really can't think of that as a reason

– [+13] I actually think it's a fair analysis… it shows how much money goes into not only raising a child but even giving birth to one.

[+6] Maternity facilities should be run by the government and offered to all new mothers in the country

[+15] I mean, there are more cheap houses than the specific one the author chose to highlight… ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+13] People should know that taking care of your health after giving birth is just as important as during pregnancy.

[+2] ㅋㅋㅋ Sure, that author and all Europeans can give birth and enjoy their chocolate pudding, I guess. There are many cheap houses here, the one in Gangnam is for those who have the means ㅋㅋㅋ

[+3] People who put down maternity care really piss me off. It is clear that the judgment was passed by people who did not have a baby in their body for 10 months, spend the night in great pain fighting for your life, and know the truth that there is no one among you around to help you while you care. a new baby for 100 days. Only after that should you have the ability to express any opinion or judgment about anything when giving birth.

[+1] I don't expect white people to know anything about maternity care… ?

[+2] I can understand westerners feeling like these luxury homes are too expensive, but basic maternity care is something everyone needs ㅜㅜ..

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