Pregnancy and childbirth are delicate periods in the life of a woman. All communities in the world have developed understanding and taboos in relation to child bearing. In the Malay world, the Mak Bidan, or traditional midwife, used to be a respected profession. With modern medicine, this role has all but disappeared. However, traditional pre- and post-natal care approaches can still benefit women today. Find out what traditional Javanese pre- and post-natal care entail and how you too can benefit from this age-old knowledge.
About Heritage Weekend @ MHC
For this year’s SHF, discover the richness and benefits of Malay cuisine and traditional Malay health practices. Drop in and ask our community partners about their food culture, learn about jamu and post-natal care or sign up for our food trail with Khir Johari and sample the wonderful flavours of Kampong Gelam.