Traditional Chinese beliefs about pregnancy and childbirth are still practiced in parts of China. Did you know that eating certain types of food can have an effect on pregnancy? Or that a month after childbirth, mothers are encouraged to stay in bed to give their bodies time to recover? Have you heard of the Chinese gender chart that claims to predict the sex of the baby? The chart was allegedly found buried in a royal tomb in Beijing over years ago.
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Data were analysed by thematic content analysis, with an a priori coding structure developed using available relevant literature. Further reading of the transcripts permitted additional coding to be performed in vivo. This study was conducted in two locations, firstly the Angkor Hospital for Children and secondarily in five villages in Sotnikum, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. A total of 20 participants underwent a SSIs 15 in hospital and five in the community and six three in hospital and three in the community; a total of 58 participants FGDs were conducted.
Zuo yuezi is the month postpartum in China associated with a variety of traditional beliefs and practices. We explored the current status of zuo yuezi from social, cultural and western medical perspectives. We interviewed family members 36 and health workers 8 in Fujian Province, selecting one rural and one rapidly developing urban county.