I don’t know about other states but in Penang, we have a home for almost everything. With money, you can chuck your newborns, old folks, toddlers and just about anyone, including your disabled children/spouses/siblings to a home. Pay money, solve all problems. OK, I agree chuck is a very strong word. But that’s how I feel.
The photo above is a banner of confinement care homes. We have confinement care homes sprouting in almost every residential areas. In case you have never heard of it, better don’t. They shouldn’t exist in the first place.
I found the few days in the hospital to deliver a baby is already so alienated and far away from home. But what do you know? Women are flocking to confinement care homes in droves. They will check out of the hospital and check in to a confinement care home to stay there for a month.
Husbands are usually not allowed. Only the new mothers and babies stay. Isn’t that such a scandalous thing? We have a new family budding, consisting of happy daddy, mommy and baby. But before this can happen, we have already torn that to pieces.
I will try to keep this blog short, maybe elaborate longer on confinement care later on. But meantime, what do you all think of this concept? Where babies are relegated to strangers to take care while the moms are recuperating like some ill patients.
**I empathise with some women whereby they have no close relatives to help them. I am also compassionate towards those who cannot afford confinement ladies. But, I had gone through two confinements alone and do not see how big an issue it is. It is a matter of we deal with it.**