Traditional beliefs and practices in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum: A review of the evidence from Asian countries

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According to researchers, Asian women suffer the largest proportion of the world’s maternal deaths, and low rates of maternal health care utilization to access services persist. To better understand maternal health in Asia, Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine; MPH student Nina Kharazmi; and clinical research coordinator Esther Lim at the Keck School of Medicine of USC conducted a literature review of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum practices in Asian countries.

Their findings, published in the journal Midwifery,  found many Asian women continue to practice a wide range of traditional beliefs and practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

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Authors: Mellissa Withers, Nina Kharazmi (MPH Student), Esther Lim (Clinical Research Coordinator)
Published By: Midwifery
Date: November 11, 2017
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