Women's health custom made: building on the 40 days postpartum for Arab women.

@article{Hundt2000WomensHC,
  title={Women's health custom made: building on the 40 days postpartum for Arab women.},
  author={Gillian Lewando Hundt and Susan Beckerleg and Fatma Kassem and A M Abu Jafar and Ilana Belmaker and K Abu Saad and Ilana Shoham-Vardi},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          529-42
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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