Positive beliefs and practices


Eating of meat, fish, fruits, vegetables

Prevention of strenuous activities

Crossing of legs while sitting

Negative beliefs and practices


Avoidance of snails, groundnut, ripped plantain, mango, Milo

The use of herbs in managing danger signs

Perceiving the swelling of hands and feet, abdominal pains and profuse vomiting as normal

Attributing edema of feet and hands to twins, baby boy, big baby.

Late registration of ANC due to evil eyes/witchcraft


Attributing prolonged labour to curse/spiritual forces

Culture of home delivery

Managing labour complications with herbs and other traditional measures