JAPANESE CULTURE


Beliefs and Practices During Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpregnancy

The following information  has been  obtained from several interviews of Japanese women residing on the Island of Hawaii.  Not all  the beliefs and practices listed  were consistent with all the women  interviewed.  Moreover, many Japanese women of the younger generations were  observing less of the traditional beliefs that their mothers' practiced.  There is a trend  within the younger generation  moving toward more contemporary  practices.

This website does not recommend  implementation of any of the beliefs and practices listed below, but rather has been presented for enhancing cultural  knowledge of its viewers.


 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION


 

DURING PREGNANCY


 

  DURING LABOR & BIRTH  



 

POSTPREGNANCY



 


  This page was created by students in the ADN Program at Hawaii Community College.  We welcome your feedback.  Please email us your comments.

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