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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13625180802049427
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-288
  • Keywords: traditional practices, maternal-child health, pregnancy, postpartum, Turkey

Abstract

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.