Case Study: Traditional Health Beliefs of Arabic Culture During Pregnancy

  • Jehad O. HalabiEmail author


Muna is 37 years old. She is 5 months pregnant and has insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and anemia. She has four children; two were born by cesarean section. The household income is equivalent to US $150 per month, and she lives in a rural area with her in-laws. Muna completed her education until sixth grade and then left school because it was far from her home. She married at the age of 16 to Ali who is 50 years old and employed in a cement factory. He also has insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and he is a heavy smoker. Muna is his second wife. Muna’s cousin, Huda, is a nursing student. One day, Huda visited Muna and had the following discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of NursingKing Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences—National GuardAl AhsaKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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