Heavenly descent: Balinese birth traditions and the politicization of women’s health care
- International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth
There is a distinction can be made between the culture surrounding birth in Bali that existed in the past and what it is today. This is to be expected; changes occur overtime especially in culture. Though I believe that Bali is experiencing its own sort of aeculture shockin the sense that the population never knew that it was going to go in the direction of what could be viewed as westernized medicine. People felt that there their histories and traditions were deeply seeded and rooted, that it would always be a part of them. That their culture would always be right alongside them in every aspect of their life, from birth to death. With programs like the National Family-Planning program its becoming harder and harder to maintain those traditions and retain the history of ancient Bali.
birth traditions, homogenous, pregnant, children