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Postpartum beliefs and practices among non-Western cultures

Postpartum beliefs and practices among non-Western cultures

Mcn. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 28(2): 74

Postpartum health beliefs and practices among non-Western cultures are each distinct, but have many similarities. Two common belief systems surround 1) the importance of hot and cold, and 2) the necessity of confinement during a specific period of time after giving birth. This article describes common postpartum health beliefs among women in Guatemala, China, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, India, and Mexico, and offers an exemplar from the author's experiences as a Korean woman giving birth in the United States. Cultural competence in the provision of postpartum care is essential for nurses in the healthcare world of the 21st century.

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Accession: 049963859

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PMID: 12629311

DOI: 10.1097/00005721-200303000-00007

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