Cultural awareness: the postpartum practices among women in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155315
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Presentation
Title:
Cultural awareness: the postpartum practices among women in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
Abstract:
Cultural awareness: the postpartum practices among women in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Yimyam, Susanha, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
Title:Associate Professor, Dr.
[Research Presentation] Childbearing is seen as a biosocial event in the context of the socio-cultural environment in which it occurs. Every society provides a system of knowledge and behaviors for coping with the birth of a child, including beliefs and practices concerning pregnancy and childbirth; the social organization of birth; and the mobilization of emotional and social support.á In different cultures, the period after birth is experienced differently.áThis paper derive from a qualitative study by using in-depth interviews in relation to traditional and changed beliefs and practices regarding pregnancy and childbirth with 30 Thai women in Northern Thailand, as well as hospital and participant observation. The findings reveal that all women in this study practiced Yuu Duan (confinement) for about one month after giving birth.áWithin this schema, most considered themselves to be very weak after delivery. Certain food prohibitions and curtailed activities were deemed necessary to recover, of which most reflected their practice of hot and cold balance. In general, these traditional beliefs and practices provide an opportunity to adjust to the role of being a mother of a newborn. Since both mother and baby stay together, they can learn from one another. However, some traditional notions may áimpede or be harmful in the promotion of the mother's health, such as, no bathing, showering, or washing of hair within one week or during one month; in addition, avoiding fruits and vegetables.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCultural awareness: the postpartum practices among women in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155315-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural awareness: the postpartum practices among women in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yimyam, Susanha, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Dr.</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yimyam@mail.nurse.cmu.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Childbearing is seen as a biosocial event in the context of the socio-cultural environment in which it occurs. Every society provides a system of knowledge and behaviors for coping with the birth of a child, including beliefs and practices concerning pregnancy and childbirth; the social organization of birth; and the mobilization of emotional and social support.&aacute; In different cultures, the period after birth is experienced differently.&aacute;This paper derive from a qualitative study by using in-depth interviews in relation to traditional and changed beliefs and practices regarding pregnancy and childbirth with 30 Thai women in Northern Thailand, as well as hospital and participant observation. The findings reveal that all women in this study practiced Yuu Duan (confinement) for about one month after giving birth.&aacute;Within this schema, most considered themselves to be very weak after delivery. Certain food prohibitions and curtailed activities were deemed necessary to recover, of which most reflected their practice of hot and cold balance. In general, these traditional beliefs and practices provide an opportunity to adjust to the role of being a mother of a newborn. Since both mother and baby stay together, they can learn from one another. However, some traditional notions may &aacute;impede or be harmful in the promotion of the mother's health, such as, no bathing, showering, or washing of hair within one week or during one month; in addition, avoiding fruits and vegetables.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:43:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:43:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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