Editorial: Use of Traditional Medicines in Pregnancy
Traditional medicine among African communities has been practised since antiquity. It was an integral part of the culture, belief and health care systems. These aspects of society were largely designed to maintain a robust, healthy and cohesive ecosystem desirable for prosperity and wellbeing. Among the cohorts that heavily relied on African traditional medicine were expectant and lactating mothers. Traditional healthcare among child bearing women started before conception, through pregnancy, postpartum period and continued into care of the new-born.