Filtered by: Traditional Birth Attendants <Back to previous page Knotty problemsWomen in the rural Cajamarca area of Cuzco, Peru, have many traditional beliefs concerning pregnancy and birth. Some of these beliefs case real problems for health workers who are trying to improve health care in the area. For example: Traditional beliefs and health problemsBy Sandra Michie. When we move into a difficult cultural situation and begin to understand people’s beliefs in health or other areas, we often face difficulties in teaching new ideas. Traditional birth attendantsBy Dr Godwill Asiimwe Okiror. Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) are found in most societies. They are usually older ladies. They conduct over two thirds of the deliveries in the world, yet the majority are illiterate and are not trained in modern medicine. Traditional practices in childbirthby Barbara Soung and Hang Sorya. Traditional healers are known as Khru Khmer in Cambodia. They learn their skills from old monks or older male relatives. They are nearly always male, though occasionally there are female Khru Khmer. Their female equivalents are the traditional midwives, who often learn some of their skills by watching the Khru Khmer at work.