Taboos, Traditional Practices and Beliefs Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth in Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto Region: A Rural Placement Experience of 2016 University of Namibia Fourth Year Nursing Oshakati Campus, Namibia

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Taboos, Traditional Practices and Beliefs Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth in Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto Region: A Rural Placement Experience of 2016 University of Namibia Fourth Year Nursing Oshakati Campus, Namibia

September 8, 2021 Health Research 0

People’s health can be influenced by taboos, traditional beliefs, and habits. Such taboos and cultural beliefs have the greatest impact on pregnant and nursing women. This has a negative impact on their nutritional status in particular. The goal of this chapter is to outline pregnancy and delivery taboos and traditional practises. Although no formal research was conducted, taboos and traditional practises were discovered during nursing students’ remote placement in rural health institutions. The findings revealed that there are a variety of taboos and traditional behaviours around pregnancy and childbirth, some of which are good to the mother’s and baby’s health and others which are harmful. Health care practitioners must improve health education about the importance of diet, as well as educate mothers and community members about taboos that are harmful to mothers and babies.

Author (S) Details

Ester Mulenga
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Namibia, Namibia.

Sabina Aisheoiwa David
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Namibia, Namibia.

Lucia Ndahambelela Pinehas
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Namibia, Namibia.

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