New study throws light on Goan moms’ belief in postpartum cultural practices

A study of traditional beliefs and practices followed by mothers in Goa soon after giving birth found that 42.5% of them buried the umbilical cord in their courtyard after it dried and fell off. Around 31.3% hid the cord in their homes, the study showed, further highlighting the fact that most moms didn’t apply any dressing to the cord stump.