Different cultures around the world have either myth, ritual or cultural practices surrounding the disposal of placenta. Various practices and socio-cultural beliefs
about placenta among multiparous women were explored. This study employed an exploratory design using a qualitative approach. Data were obtained by using a faceto-face, semi- structured interview, which was administered to the study participants. The result of the socio-demographic characteristics of this study showed that the average year of participants is 29years, all participants are married and are Christians. This study observed that participants believed that there is a connection and the foetus child. Also, participants reported that their husband are responsible for the collection of their babies placenta after bath. In conclusion Myths and taboos still exist regarding the placenta and these myths influenced participant’s choice of disposal method.There is need for client’s education on proper placenta disposal methods to promote safe and eco-friendly practices of this biologic waste. It is recommended that nurses educate mothers and their
families on biomedical disposal of placenta (e.g., incineration) as an option to these cultural practices.
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- Placenta disposal, Sociocultural practices, Multiparous women.
- Lautech Paper 7-fae11431