Potentially harmful traditional practices during pregnancy and postpartum


AYAZ ALKAYA S. , Efe Ş.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, cilt.13, sa.3, ss.282-288, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13625180802049427
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.282-288

Özet

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.