Does your mother have any symptoms or problems after giving birth, such as:

  • not all lochia has been discharged
  • the wound from the stitches hasn’t dried up
  • vagina hasn’t engaged in the birth canal

Your mother should stay in the hospital for 7 days after a natural birth or 30-45 days after a caesarean section or ligation.

The charcoal sitting method

a procedure that involves steaming the perineal area while sitting on a special chair that has a hole in the center. The chair is filled with hot charcoal and mixed with traditional Chinese herbs to create steam.


The benefits of sitting on charcoal after giving birth include reducing inflammation, drying out wounds, helping the uterus contract, and relieving urinary retention. It can also help the baby move into the correct position for delivery.