Many cultures around the world observe specific postpartum rituals and practices. Midwives’ understanding of traditional postpartum practices can inform the provision of culturally competent perinatal services.
Narjes Shiraghaei is an Iranian midwife and currently head of the midwifery association in Mazandaran province. Narjes is an activist and is passionate about women’s health and rights. She is determined to continue helping Iranian women by raising awareness about women’s health and related issues. She is also the Midwifery Today country contact for Iran.