Potentially harmful traditional practices during pregnancy and postpartum

Ayaz Alkaya S., Efe Ş.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, vol.13, no.3, pp.282-288, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives Culturally embedded attitudes and beliefs affect people's lifestyle and health. Traditional practices such as bathing the baby in salt water to prevent him from smelling bad, regarding pregnancy as a shameful situation, and concealing pregnancy, may cause harm. This descriptive study aimed at identifying potentially harmful practices of married women during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum, in Turkey.