Cultural safety and the birth culture of Maori

Wepa, Dianne; Te Huia, Jean
June 2006
Social Work Review;Winter2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p26
Academic Journal
The article discusses traditional cultural concepts concerning pregnancy and childbirth among the Maori people. It notes that the society views pregnancy and childbirth as normal processes in which young women are given the corresponding support and education. Processes involved in pregnancy and birthing process are given. It mentions the influences that the European colonization had on the Maori people, such as the implementation of the Western methods of hygiene, sanitation and medication.


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