The First Forty Days

The First Forty Days: The Ancient Chinese Way to Health, Happiness, and a Better Birth Experience” is the first book to bring zuo yuezi back into the modern world.

Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, “The First Forty Days” revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.