as First Teacher
Ancient Taoist Guidelines for Pregnancy
***There is considerable sympathy for the feminine in Taoism and it offers women at least
potentially a great deal in both theological and psychological terms. The Chinese saw the
the universe as pervaded by the mysterious life force Chi, which was made up of the "eternal
mutual interaction of dual cosmic forces", yang (identified with male) and yin (female). These
beliefs were particularly associated with Taoism.
When she is pregnant, she must do the following: