Can he be Born on Tuesday, Doctor?: Traditional and Changed Beliefs and Practices Related to Birth among Thai Women in Australia
Following Romalis's framework, this chapter discusses the birth experiences of Thai women who are now living in Melbourne. The chapter focuses on the women’s experiences of childbirth in the Thai context and their changed beliefs and practices after migration. The aims of this chapter are to provide an understanding of beliefs and behaviors related to birth in the home country and in a new cultural context, as explained by the Thai women, and to derive implications for culturally sensitive health services for immigrant women in a new homeland.
- Details of the study
- Birth in the Thai and Australian contexts
- The previous and changed experience of birth
- The cultural and the changed practices