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Pregnancy is considered a hot state, what kind of food must they eat because of this?
Cold food, milk, rice, yogurt, wheat, green leafs, vegetables etc.
Why are papaya, pumpkin, chicken and eggs considered harmful in pregnancy?
These foods are considered hot foods
Allot of women are vegetarians, what might this cause?
they don't consume enough protein/ iron resulting in low haemoglobin
What do these woman believe about sex during pregnancy?
believe it is prohibited, especially during last trimester
How do they believe they should dress?
They believe they should cover their growing bellies with layers of clothing
What should a nurse do to help the husband?
Give him instructions on how to help. eg. bring a cold cloth (he may be lost or shy)
What should we educate them on during labor?
pain management- walking showering, birthing ball, tub etc.
What are the beliefs on accepting analgesia or epidural?
Believed to be a family decision, not just the mothers
What about c-sections?
in india it is considered to be an operation that can be paid for. need to explain that they need to go through the steps
What type of foods should they eat during labor and delivery?
Hot foods- warm milk, brown sugar, ginger with butter.
Why wont some woman want to shower after labor
it is considered work and there should be no heavy work
What should you do if a woman doesn't want to shower after labor?
encourage hygiene, give peri bottle.
What is a piece of black thread around the baby's wrist or dot around ear for?
To keep evil spirits away
What are components of culturally competent care?
knowledge of culture, understanding myself and own limitations, appreciating difference and greatness of others
Why is it important to give culturally competent care?
ethically responsible, better health outcomes, satisfaction,