South Korea authorities has come below fireplace for advising pregnant ladies to not look “dishevelled” and guarantee their husbands have sufficient meals whereas they’re giving beginning in hospital.
The recommendation, which was posted on a Seoul metropolis government-run web site, have since been taken down.
Expectant moms had been informed to purchase a hairband in order that they “don’t look dishevelled after having the infant”.
The rules had been revealed by town authorities’s being pregnant and childbirth info centre and the content material was “supervised” by the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, stories the Korean Herald.
The Seoul Metropolitan authorities mentioned it had copied the data from the Ministry of Well being and Welfare’s being pregnant pointers.
However the ministry mentioned it had eliminated the content material as soon as it realised it was gender-biased in 2019.
The steering said: “Cling the garments you wore earlier than you had been pregnant in a spot the place they’re straightforward to see as that may inspire you to maintain your weight below management and return to the identical weight you had been earlier than you gave beginning.
“In case you are tempted to over-eat or skip train, check out the garments.”
The steering additionally urged ladies put together underwear, socks and shirts that their household can put on for about three to seven days whereas they’re in hospital.
In response to the recommendation, it’s only a matter of time earlier than ladies acquire weight, and they’re informed to not postpone “family chores comparable to cleansing or washing dishes” as a result of it might assist her “handle her weight throughout being pregnant with out an additional exercise.”
One social media person slammed the recommendation as “appalling” whereas one other requested whether or not it was “1921 in S Korea?”
Networking group Ladies on Boards UK mentioned on Twitter: “South Korea, tradition takes time to alter!! Recommendation for pregnant ladies has now been eliminated however exhibits deeply held beliefs by some”.