Pregnancy traditions in China get started from the instant a couple gets married. It is west the husband carry his wife over the threshold of their new home, and China have this same tradition but with a little bit of upgrade. The husband has to carry his pregnant wife over a pan of burning coal as this is believed to later ensure that her labor will pass smoothly.
The Chinese believe that any thoughts, ideas, feeling a pregnant woman has will be passed to the baby growing inside her. This is why she is expected to guard her thoughts and make sure that her behavior is excellent. The pregnant mother should provide the life inside her with plenty of intellectual stimulation and she can do this by reading plenty of poetry and other fine literature. Chinese women are expected not to have sex during their pregnancy. They are also encouraged to avoid looking at anything unaesthetic like clashing colors as this too could have a negative impact on her growing child. If the mother talks softly and swings her arms it is believed to have great benefits for her unborn as well.
Also The Chinese believe that home furniture should not be moved during pregnancy, and that pictures and mirrors should not be placed on the wall. Fasten and glues should be completely avoided cause this could lead to problems with childbirth. Some pregnant women will put knives under their bed to keep off evil spirits. Pregnant Chinese women should not attend any funerals.
during pregnancy Sour foods are considered to be the cause of miscarriage. Eating food that is not correctly cut or mashed will later cause the child to be careless with things. If the mother eats mainly light colored food then this mean that the baby will have light skin. A special herbal tea will be used to help with the pain During labor, and the mother should completely avoid eating squid as this could make delivery be sticky. After the baby is born there is a special food that the mother will be expected to eat.