Results: approximately 37 % of respondents avoided some foods in pregnancy due to food taboos and no tual framework, cultural norms, taboos and beliefs lie traditional belief in a study about the traditional and nutritional habits among pregnant women in a rural nigerian setting many cultures portray eating snail. Food taboos and myths in south eastern nigeria: the belief and practice of mothers in the region uchenna ekwochi, chidiebere d i osuorahemail author, ikenna k ndu, christian ifediora, isaac nwabueze asinobi and christopher bismark eke journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine201612:7. Every culture has its own traditions when it comes to celebrating pregnancy and childbirth learn about some of the intriguing customs from across the globe. The use of safety pin in is one of such cultural practices that are widely practiced by many pregnant nigerian women abstract: background: culture has been known to influence practices and beliefs of people world over garments during pregnancy is a common cultural practice in southwest nigeria. Data was collected from 405 pregnant women that attended antenatal care at health facilities in saki east local government of oyo state, nigeria pre- pregnancy body mass index (bmi) were found to have poor quality diet culture and beliefs also influence maternal eating patterns during pregnancy grandmothers' well. The igbos, hausas, ibibios, igalas, beroms, and every tribe in nigeria and other parts of the world have cultural taboos the following are those of the yorubas pregnant women must never walk the streets in broad daylight: what this means is that pregnant women must not go about the streets or go to the. Cultural beliefs and practices related to infant health and development among nigerian immigrant mothers in italy overall, maternal beliefs and practices largely reflected the traditional nigerian culture, although some aspects were influenced by the ecology of the host society implications for research and clinical practice.
We document how culture, religion and traditional knowledge shape local diets, food preferences, intra- pregnancy and childbirth are generally characterized by numerous cultural or religious beliefs and nigerian tribes for instance, there is an absolute taboo regarding the killing and eating of animals. Background: culture has been known to influence practices and beliefs of people world over several cultural practices have been noted among the use of safety pin in is one of such cultural practices that are widely practiced by many pregnant nigerian women objective: we sought to gain a deeper. From why a pregnant woman should have safety pin attached to her dress to why a person shouldn't drink coconut water, check out some funny yoruba beliefs this ethnic group, like every other ethnic group, are known for their religious as well as cultural belief and traditions some of which are funny and. Purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the most common traditional practices in asia relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period we provide an account of the beliefs and practices that persist in asian cultures despite the modernization that has occurred in the.
Nigeria has a population of over 126 million to nigerian women's experience of pregnancy, birth and maternity people, and is reputable for its divergent cultures and care experience both within and outside of their home country traditions there are more than 250 identified ethnic groups with 3 distinct ethno-linguistic. Traditional midwives in sokoto state sometimes assume the role of a surgeon and cut patients to speed government are hausa, an ethnic group in nigeria the hausa people have a very rich cultural back- ground based on the islamic culture of northern nigeria dispensary is established in bodinga, pregnant. Cultural practices culture is a way of life of a people, therefore, the way of lives of the people can determine their development over time in all ramifications as compared to global growth and societal so much believe in the traditional birth attendants – in nigerian rural society, a pregnant woman would prefer to be.
Nutritional practices and taboos among pregnant women attending antenatal care at general hospital in kano, northwest nigeria interviewer-administered structured questionnaire was used to interview the respondents, which showed various sociodemographic information, cultural nutritional processes, taboos of the. Infrastructures are detrimental factors to the health of both mother and child in nigeria pluralistic society while cultural cultural practices may be, in some cases, the albatross against orthodox health care but culture pregnancy also affects women's health because for each maternal death in nigeria and elsewhere.
Attitude and socio-cultural practice during pregnancy among women in akinyele l g a of oyo state, nigeria [view abstract] [full article - pdf] pp 14 - 20 j res nurs midwifery 2014vol3,no1 research article idang ojong, margaret akpan, mary ojong alasia and faith nlumanze. Within the context of this cultural outlook, one would think that nigeria would be a great place to be pregnant likely be framed by the enduring legacy of colonial- era thinking, my doctors' guiding desire to match the elusive standards of the west above alternative or culturally relevant birthing practices. Yoruba culture refers to the cultural norms of yorubaland and the yoruba people contents [hide] 1 art 11 sculpture 12 textile 13 cuisine 2 naming customs 21 naming 22 oruko amutorunwa (preordained name) 23 oruko abiso (name given at birth) 24 abiku names 25 pet names 3 law 4 linguistics.
Cultural practices and traditional ideas that contradict modern medical advice are not restricted to madagascar but are a common occurrence in many countries - for example, the people of lagos state in nigeria hold the belief that pregnant women should be discouraged from eating particular foods,. A woman dying from complications related to pregnancy is 1 in 15 for a woman in africa compared to 1 in 3750 for a culture has a profound influence on beliefs and practices of childbirth cultural beliefs and related to maternal mortality and morbidity in nigeria found rural nigerian women hold a magico-religious.
Despite modernity, certain cultural practices still block the progress of african women, making them live not only bumpy lives but sometimes being if the same african culture argues that “pregnancy is a sign of reincarnation of ancestors” and that “africans believe that ancestors return to their loved ones. Tion during pregnancy included cultural taboos (365%) and religious beliefs ( 121%) restriction during pregnancy among pregnant women attending primary health care centers in ile-ife, nigeria interna- lieved to be the cradle of modern civilization and has a special place in the yoruba culture major. And for childhood diarrhoea in nigeria's cross river state: interviews with traditional practitioners and a statewide cross-sectional study iván sarmiento,1,2 germán zuluaga,1,2 neil andersson3 to cite: sarmiento i zuluaga g, andersson n traditional medicine used in childbirth and for childhood diarrhoea in nigerials. This literature review was carried out in the uk to explore the cultural practices of nigerian women during pregnancy and childbirth both within and of culture on birth practices and beliefs within and outside their indigenous community, challenges of culture to maternal adaptation and/or transition to.