WOMEN'S HEALTH CUSTOM MADE: BUILDING ON THE 40 DAYS POSTPARTUM FOR ARAB WOMEN

@article{GillianLewandoHundt2000WOMENSHC,
  title={WOMEN'S HEALTH CUSTOM MADE: BUILDING ON THE 40 DAYS POSTPARTUM FOR ARAB WOMEN},
  author={Susan Beckerleg Fatma Kass Gillian Lewando Hundt},
  journal={Health Care for Women International},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={529 - 542}
}
The 40-day postpartum period is characterised in the Middle East and elsewhere by an observance of seclusion, congratulatory visiting, the reciprocal exchange of gifts and money, and a special diet. Based on primary data from in-depth interviews among the Negev Bedouin in Israel, health enhancing practices are reviewed. The data are a subset from a larger study carried out in this setting. Often postnatal checkups, family planning counselling, and immunization services may not be routinely… 
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