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Childbirth practices vary among all cultures Some of the differences are quite extreme and obvious whereas others are decidedly more subtle Despite the apparent differences there are also similarities inherent in the beliefs about approaches to and methods of giving birth Some child bearing customs among American women Wogeo women and Eipo women are clearly unique to their respective cultures but most are representative of fundamental similarities Women from all three cultures typically go some place outside the home to give birth Consequently the delivery of a baby becomes more of a public event than a private event Eipo women go to a hut usually built on the outskirts of the village during menstruation illness and childbirth Wogeo women bear their young on a nearby beach and then continue to spend a certain amount of time away from home until they are ritually clean in a small hut following the delivery Most American women also experience the birthing process away from home in either hospitals or birthing centers Eipo Wogeo and American women evidently also recognize the importance of having supporters and assistants present throughout the stages of labor and delivery Expectant women in each of these societies are usually surrounded by persons who are experienced in childbirth procedures and are therefore able to provide comfort and support as well as perform necessary interventions Eipo and Wogeo women are usually attended to by female relatives These attendants might assist the pregnant woman by ensuring that there are enough clean leaves for her to deliver on or by suggesting birthing positions that will facilitate the delivery American women are typically surrounded by numerous assistants and supporters during labor and birth The father of the child is often present and a team of doctors nurses midwives anesthesiologists etc are often present to support the mother-to-be during childbirth Women in each of the cultures adhere to certain practices beliefs andor taboos relative to their cultural context For instance
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