Traditional Postpartum Practices and Rituals in Iran

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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About Author: Narjes Shiraghaei Kootenaei

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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