Narjes Shiraghaei Kootenaei is an Iranian midwife and author of the book, Is It Safe in Pregnancy? (2011). She is currently working as a midwife and consultant in Iran and is determined to continue helping Iranian women by raising awareness about pregnancy and health-related issues. Narjes is a Midwifery Today Country Contact for Iran.
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Iran is an ancient country in the Middle East, with 7000 years of history and a population of more than 83 million. Every year around 1,300,000 children are born in Iran, and there are more than 55,000 midwives currently available.
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Many cultures around the world observe specific postpartum rituals and practices. Midwives’ understanding of traditional postpartum practices can inform the provision of culturally competent perinatal services.
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